Academic Year 2016-2017

With support from the Title VI program of the U.S. Department of Education, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (which includes the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke Middle East Studies Center) is pleased to offer the following grants:

Course Development Grants (Duke & UNC):

A small pool of several thousand dollars is available to develop new courses focused on the Middle East and/or Islam. Special preference will be given to the following proposals:

  • Faculty creating graduate level courses or upgrading an undergraduate level course with graduate content;
  • Courses designed to serve student populations that are underrepresented in Middle East studies; or
  • Courses that connect Duke and UNC students.

Other proposal will also be welcomed and considered.

Courses are to be offered at least twice during a period of two years, starting in Fall 2017. The deadline for interested faculty is December 2, 2016. Please submit your course proposal (1-3 pages), a budget estimate, and your CV to Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu (UNC applicants) or to Thomas DeGeorges at thomas.degeorges@duke.edu (Duke applicants). Please note that these funds must be spent by August 1, 2017.

Faculty Research Travel Grants (Duke & UNC):

A small pool of several thousand dollars 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 2, 2016. Please submit your 1-page proposal, a budget estimate, and CV to Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu (UNC applicants) or to Thomas DeGeorges at thomas.degeorges@duke.edu (Duke applicants). Please note that these funds must be spent by August 1, 2017.

Language Instruction Training Grants (Duke & UNC):

A small pool of several thousand dollars is available to support Duke and UNC language instructors’ participation in pedagogical training programs in order to increase language teaching proficiency on our campuses. The grant will cover workshop, travel, and accommodation expenses of up to $1,000 per applicant. For interested language instructors, please email Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu (UNC applicants) or to Thomas DeGeorges at thomas.degeorges@duke.edu (Duke applicants), 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. However, funds must be used by August 1, 2017.