Middle East Studies

Graduate Research Travel Award

Graduate Research Travel Award Application Form

Up to $1,500 for Middle East studies graduate students

  • Travel is not limited to the Middle East, however, applicants must be conducting research in Middle East studies
  • Graduate applicant support will be based on travel focused specifically on conducting research for their dissertations, not for attending conferences
  • Previous award recipients will not be considered for another research travel award for two years. At all times, preference will be given to someone who is applying for the first time. 

Deadline for Winter cycle is November 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Deadline for Spring-Summer cycle is April 3, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Graduate students will be required to submit a written report by September 2, 2019 for spring/summer travel and by January 27, 2020 for winter travel. The report of up to 500 words should be on the outcome of their research-related travel.

You will be asked to provide:

1, one page proposal
2. proposed itinerary
3. itemized budget
4. names of other funding sources (this will be viewed favorably)
5. letter of endorsement from a member of faculty, addressed to the Middle East Studies Director, mes_director@brown.edu
6. contact information in US and overseas

Travel must be completed and original receipts (showing proof of purchase) must be submitted for reimbursement up to the amount of the award by January 24, 2020 for fall and by May 15, 2020 for spring. Research travel taken during the summer will be considered in the spring applications. The same deadlines apply.