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CMES Summer 2016 Research and Language Study Awards

Dear MES faculty and graduate students,

I am pleased to announce that CMES will be awarding a limited number of summer grants of up to $2,500 each to graduate students in Middle East Studies this year to be used for:

     1)        Summer language study


     2)        Summer research projects

Applications should be sent to me no later than 12 noon on Monday, April 18th:


Each application must include the following information:

     1)        Your name, department, the name of your advisor or a professor
you are working closely with, and a description of where you are in your
degree program;

     2)        For language programs: the name of the program you wish to
attend and a link to their website as well a description of how this
language and program fit into your degree and academic career plans (NOTE:
for language programs you should ALREADY have applied to the program by the
April 15 deadline, but you may request summer funding  even if you have not
yet been accepted; however, if this is the case, you should note this in your


For research projects, a brief description (max. 1 page) of your project
including information about the location(s) to be visited, the materials/persons to be seen, the amount of time this will require, and
how this research will fit into your degree and academic career plans;

     3)        A budget outlining all costs (travel, housing, fees, etc.) of
your language program or research project;

     4)        A list of all previous funding you have received from CMES and of all funding you have already received, or are currently applying for, for
this summer.

The applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of faculty

Best wishes,
Adam Sabra

Professor Adam Sabra
Professor of History and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies
Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


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