Funding Announcements

Civil Society Scholar Award

The Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. The awards support innovative projects that will enrich research, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and help build international networks.

Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master’s degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ASMEA Research & Travel Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering research grants of up to $2500 to qualified professors and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa.

To stimulate new and diverse lines of discourse about the Middle East and Africa, ASMEA’s Research Grants program seeks to support research on topics that deserve greater attention. The topic areas and sub-topics listed below are intended as a guide for participants in the program and constitute the types of subjects that ASMEA intends to support in this program. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the six broad areas outlined, and constitutes new and original research.

In addition, ASMEA announced the continuation of its Travel Grant Program for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of the Middle East and Africa region. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference.

The Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference titled, “Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa” will be held in Washington, D.C. October 30 -November 1, 2014.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit asmeascholars.org or email info@asmeascholars.org for more information.

 

Request for Applications: Understanding Social Movements

USAID’s Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) program, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), has just published a new grant opportunity for researchers to support USAID’s understanding of social movements, with the goal of determining how USAID can identify, understand, and support the informal networks, systems, and leadership that have characterized the social movements of the Arab Spring. We wanted to let you know about the grants, since your research and expertise may be relevant, and hope that you will review the grant solicitation.

The successful applicant will receive an eight-month, $50,000 grant to draft a case study review of social movements in the Middle East and North Africa region, present the case study at a workshop for peer review and for USAID’s Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center), and finalize the document based on feedback. The full request for applications (RFA) and all application instructions are available on DFG’s website at this link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program. Applications are due on December 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Any questions on the RFA should be emailed to dem.grants@iie.org; IIE will publish all questions (without attribution) and answers on the DFG website, so that all applicants may benefit.