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Faculty Small Grants Program

Academic Year 2013-2014

With support from the Title VI program of the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies are pleased to offer the following grants:

Course Development Grants (UNC only):

A small pool of $3,000 is available to develop new courses focused on the Middle East, North Africa and/or Islam. Courses are to be offered at least twice during a period of two years, starting in Fall 2014. The deadline for interested faculty is December 6, 2013. Please submit your course proposal (1-3 pages), a budget estimate, and your CV to Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu.

Faculty Research Travel Grants (UNC only):

A small pool of $2,500 is available to subsidize faculty research travel, with a preference for pilot projects leading to external grant applications. The deadline for interested faculty is December 6, 2013. Please submit your 1-page proposal, a budget estimate, and CV to Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu.

Language Instruction Training Grants (Duke & UNC):

A small pool of $2,000 is available to support Duke and UNC language instructors’ participation in pedagogical training programs with the National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), in order to increase language teaching proficiency on our campuses. The grant will cover workshop, travel, and accommodation expenses of up to $500 per applicant. For interested language instructors, please email Shai Tamari (UNC) at tamari@unc.edu or Kelly Jarrett (Duke) at kjj1@duke.edu, expressing interest in the grant, the titles of the workshops you will participate in, and a budget estimate. A proposal and CV is not necessary. There is no deadline for this grant application.