Middle East Studies

Applications for Middle East Studies Research Travel Awards Now Open

March 13, 2024

Research Travel Awards Poster

Undergraduate applicants apply here >>>> 
Graduate applicants apply here here >>>>

Middle East Studies research travel awards are grants available to undergraduate and graduate students intended to defray some of the costs of transportation for research projects focused on the Middle East. Our research travel funding is for the purpose of developing the student's research project, not for attending a conference or language classes that don't directly further research into the capstone or thesis project or the dissertation. Recent award recipients have used the funds for archival research, archaeological digs, ethnographic fieldwork, and furthering languages studies to allow them to read material in its original language. 

Graduate students can receive up to $1,500; MES undergraduate students can receive up to $1,000. 

Priority will be given to Middle East Studies concentrators using the funds towards developing their research project for the senior Capstone or Honors Thesis. Undergraduate students in concentrations other than Middle East Studies but with Middle East-related research will be considered.

Deadline for the Spring-Summer cycle is April 12, 2024, by 4:00 p.m. EST. 

  • Applications are reviewed at the subsequent CMES faculty steering committee meeting. 

  • Preference will be given to first-time applicants.

More information about the awards can be found here.