Middle Eastern Studies Program seeking grant applications

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty, staff, and students are invited to apply for grants to support pedagogy, campus activities, student research in Middle Eastern studies. 

The Middle Eastern Studies Program will award faculty grants of up to $3,000; part-time faculty, up to $500; student grants, up to $2,500; and campus activity grants, up to $2,000.

Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about the activities the grants could fund. Projects related to any aspect of the Middle East or Middle Eastern studies are eligible.

Examples of student grants include participation in an archaeological expedition in a Middle Eastern country, historical research, summer language study program, study abroad in a Middle Eastern country, and internships.

Faculty grants are intended to support the development of a course, or a course component, about the Middle East or research or creative activity related to the region.

Campus activity grants will sponsor events on campus that support the mission of advancing Arkansas’s understanding of the Middle East. Events can include guest speakers, performers, and film screenings made by and/or about the Middle East or its people and cultures.

The priority deadline for faculty grants is Sept. 1; campus grants, Sept. 15; and student grants, Oct. 1. The Middle Eastern Studies program will continue to accept grant applications until all available funds have been awarded.

For more information, visit the Middle Eastern Studies program student grant webpage or contact Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm at 501-569-3331 or ejwiebelhaus@ualr.edu.

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