Call for Campus Activity Grants for 2020-2021
The Middle Eastern Studies (MEST) Program invites UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students to apply for grants to support special events on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year that support MEST’s mission of advancing Arkansas’ understanding of the Middle East. Grants generally range from $500-$1200, and typically will not exceed $2000. Grants will be reviewed on a competitive basis by the MEST Committee.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to think creatively about the activities that the grants could potentially fund. Any activities related to any aspect of the Middle East or Middle Eastern Studies are eligible. Applicants from all academic disciplines and administrative offices are encouraged to apply.
Examples of what the grant can be used for include, but are not limited to: events that raise awareness about one or more of the region’s cultures; screenings of films made by and/or about the region and/or its people; inviting guest speakers or performers to campus.
The Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 20, 2020 and will continue accepting proposals on a rolling bases until the budgeted funds have been exhausted. The Program will consider applications for activities scheduled for future academic years if planning that far in advance is necessary.
A complete application should include:
● a detailed letter of application that describes how the proposed activity would contribute to the advancement of Middle Eastern Studies at UA Little Rock;
● an itemized budget detailing the expenses for which you would like support;
● a CV/résumé; and
● for students only, at least two letters of recommendation, of which one must be from a UA Little Rock faculty member.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin, MEST Coordinator
Office Phone: 501-569-3190
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to discuss their proposal with the MEST Coordinator before formally submitting an application.
All grantees must submit a report documenting and reflecting upon what they did with the grant by the end of the semester in which the activity takes place.