Month: January 2014

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 or email for more information.


International Summer Academy for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researchers

In the framework of the research program “Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe” (EUME) the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, and the  École de Gouvernance et d’Économie in Rabat invite scholars from the fields of Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Political Science, History, Geography, Urban Studies and Sociology to apply for an international Summer Academy that will be convened from 25.8. – 5.9. 2014 at the École de Gouvernance et d’Économie (EGE) in Rabat on the theme


(Closing date: 31 March 2014)

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Call for Papers – McGill Journal of Middle East Studies (MJMES)

The McGill Journal of Middle East Studies (MJMES) is now accepting submissions for its 2013-2014 issue! The Journal is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in writing, submitting, and revising articles for an academic journal. If selected for publication, an author’s article will be printed in the Journal and distributed to various libraries and institutions around the world as well as on our website:

MJMES encourages undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, post-docs and professors all to contribute to the Journal. Papers must be written in in English, French, or Arabic, and abide by standards of academic  integrity regarding plagiarism and citation.

MJMES also accepting submissions of photo essays comprised of at least nine photographs and cover photos. Both papers and photo essays must be submitted by e-mail to by February 10, 2014. The journal is also currently accepting shorter contributions on a rolling basis for its blog:

To be eligible for publication, a student’s paper must be at least 10 pages in length, contain insightful and original research and/or analysis, significantly concern the modern Middle East, receive a grade of an A- or better. MJMES will also accept papers that have been written outside of a classroom context and are thus ungraded. Papers must be written in in English, French, or Arabic, and abide by standards of academic  integrity regarding plagiarism and citation.

If you have any further questions about the mission, content or requirements of the Journal, please do not hesitate to contact MJMES at the e-mail address mentioned. Past volumes may be viewed on the website in the Archives section.