Call for Faculty Grants for 2020-2021
The Middle Eastern Studies (MEST) Program invites UA Little Rock faculty to apply for grants to support their teaching and scholarship in the area of MEST. Grants for full-time faculty typically will not exceed $3000 and funding generally ranges from $500-$2500. Part-time (adjunct) faculty can apply for small grants of up to $500. Grants will be reviewed on a competitive basis by the Middle Eastern Studies Committee. Grants can be used at any time during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Committee will begin reviewing faculty grant applications on October 20, 2020. The Program will consider applications on a rolling basis until the funds allocated for faculty activities have been exhausted, whichever comes first.
Faculty are encouraged to think creatively about the activities that the grants could fund. Academic projects related to any aspect of the Middle East or MEST course development are applicable. Scholars from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a detailed letter of application, budget, and c.v. to:
Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin, MEST Coordinator
Office Phone: 501-569-3190
Applicants should describe how their activities would fit into their agenda of scholarship and/or teaching, and how, due to the grant, they could contribute to the advancement of MEST at UA Little Rock. Include a preliminary budget and the total amount requested; the budget should be itemized and as detailed as possible. For teaching proposals, a commitment to teach a course on a topic pertaining to an aspect of MEST backed by a letter from a departmental chair is not required, but would substantially increase the chance of being funded. Those who have not received the grant in the past will be given priority.
All grant recipients are expected to provide an output to the UA Little Rock community that is consistent with the funded project, e.g., teaching a class or delivering a public presentation. All grantees must submit a report documenting how the funds were used by June 30, 2021.