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Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) Summer Research Grants 2016

This year the Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) will grant up to 3 awards (in the range of $1,000 each) to Maxwell PhD and MA candidates from any discipline to support field research in the Middle East during the summer of 2016. 

Any student enrolled in a PhD or MA program at Syracuse University may apply.

The awards can be used to undergo advanced language training, gather data and increase competiveness of future proposals for funding. The awards are competitive, and proposals will be evaluated on the basis of (i) originality and significance of the proposed research/study, (ii) organization and clarity of the proposal, (iii) appropriateness and feasibility of the research/study plan in relation to the student's background and qualifications, and (iv) cost effectiveness

You may apply for more than one summer grant from the Moynihan Institute, but you will not receive more than one in a given year.  Other types of support that could exclude you from receiving a summer research grant include summer FLAS funding, summer de Sardon-Glass support, and other types of summer support from the Moynihan Institute.  Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity. 

DEADLINE: Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Complete guidelines are available at: The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, 346 Eggers Hall 

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.