Middle East Studies

Apply Now: Middle East Studies Undergraduate Fellowships

April 2, 2022

Middle East studies Undergraduate Fellowship poster

Dear MES Students,

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Middle East Studies Undergraduate Fellowships (MUF). Two competitive fellowships will be awarded to rising seniors concentrating in MES, who are in good standing and are writing an honors thesis. They must also demonstrate a close commitment to the Middle East Studies community at Brown.  

The MUF are our CMES student ambassadors. Their role is to play an active part in CMES life and assist with outreach efforts to pre-concentrators. We encourage collaboration with the MES DUG. 

The designation comes with a $500 award, which can be used anytime between June 1, 2022, and mid-May 2023. Rising seniors may use these funds in the summer before the final year. The funds must be used towards research for the thesis project.  

Funds used toward travel must comply with Brown University's travel policies.  Policies outlined on Brown's International Travel Risk Management Site must be adhered to. 

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022, EOB. 


1) Complete the Fellowship Application Form.

2) Letter of recommendation from an MES faculty member but not from the MES director of undergraduate studies. This letter should address not only the applicant's academics but also the applicant's commitment to the MES community. 

Inquiries should be sent to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Middle East Studies, CMES@Brown.edu.