If the University reimposes travel restrictions due to a pandemic, we will be required to suspend accepting submissions and expending these funds.
Undergraduate Student Research Travel Award Application Form
Up to $1,000 in individual funding is available for Middle East studies undergraduate concentrators
Deadline for Winter cycle is November 17, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. EST
Deadline for Spring-Summer cycle is April 12, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST
Applications are reviewed at the subsequent CMES faculty steering committee meeting. Applicants will be informed soon thereafter.
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 support from academic adviser, addressed to the Director, Center for Middle East Studies, email@example.com
6. contact information in US and overseas
Reimbursement deadlines: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 26, 2024, for fall travel and August 25, 2023, for spring/summer travel. Research travel taken during the summer will be considered in the spring applications. The same deadlines apply. For summer research travel, a flight purchase may be reimbursed prior to summer travel. If travel is cancelled for whatever reason, the student is required to reimburse the Center for Middle East Studies for the full amount within 2 weeks of cancellation. CMES does not give advances.
Please note that all receipts must be submitted within 60 days of when the expense was incurred, otherwise the expense will be taxed as income as required by the IRS.