Call for Proposals
Middle East Studies
for students, Faculty, and Staff
Background and Purpose
The Middle East Studies Committee (MESC) is the result of a donation from the Saudi government to ASU to encourage an awareness and understanding of issues and peoples of the Middle East. Each year, part of the income from this endowment supports ASU student, staff, and faculty study and research in the Middle East. The awards are open to all fields of study.
Qualifying and Applying
The committee seeks proposals identifying specific areas of academic interest and a detailed plan by which the applicant will conduct the study or research. In addition, for student/staff proposals, a description of how the study will benefit the applicant is required or, for faculty, a well defined plan of how the applicant will disseminate the information.
The following six conditions must be met to qualify:
The mailing address is:
Office of international Programs
Arkansas State Univ.
P.O. Box 600
State University, AR 72467
The physical address is:
200 International Education Center, 2108 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
E-mail for applications or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at: http://intlprograms.astate.edu/mesc.htm
Award announcements will be made the week of 6 February.
Study or research should be concluded by 31 December 2006.
Designated Middle East Countries:
Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
ASU does not encourage travel to any countries considered as risk by the United State Department of State. Therefore, awards for travel to countries on the alert list of the DOS will not be considered for funding.