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Conference Travel Grant


This grant awards up to $250 each to affiliated faculty members and graduate students who present a paper at the Middle Eastern Studies Association annual conference. Up to $500 is awarded to affiliated faculty and students who organize a panel. Awards must be claimed by May 15 each year.

Goekjian and Perryman Research Grants


Syracuse University graduate students may apply for this grant award to support research for a master's thesis or doctoral project concerning the Middle East. The application deadline is April 1 each year.

Study Abroad Awards


Syracuse University graduate students may apply for this grant award to support research for a master's thesis or doctoral project concerning the Middle East. The application deadline is April 1 each year.

Teaching Recognition Award


This award recognizes a Middle Eastern Studies Program affiliated faculty member for their quality of teaching, number of courses taught in the past three years and excellence in the full range of pedagogical and curricular activities in which our faculty are engaged. The recipient receives a plaque and monetary gift of $500. The nomination deadline is April 1 each year.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Fellowships


To support research collaborations between MESP faculty and undergraduate students, the program awards two Undergraduate Research Assistant (RA) Fellowships each academic year in the amount of $1,000. The fellowships are awarded to Syracuse University faculty who work on Middle Eastern studies-related research projects to hire undergraduate students to work as RAs on the project. Interested faculty should submit their applications by November 15.

 

Young Scholar Prize in Middle Eastern Studies


This annual essay contest is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students. The Young Scholar Prize is awarded to the best two essays dealing with any aspect of the Middle East written by one undergraduate and one graduate student. The authors of the winning papers are presented with an award of $500 and a certificate. The submission deadline is April 1 each year.

Middle Eastern Studies Program
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