MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Grants and Competitions

To post a grant or competition, please complete the form found here. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at

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Date Posted Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize Deadline
06/14/17 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grants at Nobel Institute in Oslo (three available) August 1, 2017
06/12/17 Institute for Advanced Study November 1, 2017
06/07/17 Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Awards August 31, 2017
04/19/17 Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 2018 Research Fellowship to Oman September 17, 2017
04/07/17 North Carolina State University, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies: Visiting Scholar Grants  


Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)

2017 Awards

The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites applications for its 2017 awards: Inaugural AGAPS Book Award, Dissertation Prize, and Graduate Student Paper Prize. The deadline for all submissions is August 31, 2017. Information about submission requirements may be found at


Nobel Institute in Oslo

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grants (3 available)

Three Fulbright vistiting scholar grants at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, for period March-May 2019, on theme “The Camp David accords and the Egyptian-Israeli peace process 1977-1979.”

The Nobel Institute houses what is perhaps Northern Europe’s finest international relations library, and has during the past few decades emerged as an important international academy for studies relating to war and peace.

Since 1991, nearly 100 visiting fellows from over 25 countries have spent shorter or longer periods at the Institute, including many of the world’s leading historians, economists and political scientists. In connection with the Visiting Fellows Program, research seminars are held throughout the spring. The seminars are open to the public. Selected Fulbright candidates are expected to deliver one research seminar and one public lecture while in residence at the Institute.

This award is available for up to three scholars each year. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: American History, Economics, History (non-U.S.), and Political Science.

Selected scholars will be in residence for three months and may begin any time between February 1 and April 1. The Norwegian Nobel Institute will provide office space for selected scholars.

Each year the Visiting Fellows Program has a different topic. The topic for 2019 will be “The Camp David accords and the Egyptian-Israeli peace process 1977-1979.” Both specific and general approaches are welcome.

To apply
Awards are published in CIES’ annual awards catalogue. You can find everything you need to know about how to apply for a Fulbright scholarship on CIES’ website:

Application deadline is always August 1 for the following academic year.

Please contact the Fulbright office in Norway, or Jennifer Bhiro at CIES in Washington, DC for more information.

Institute for Advanced Study

Opportunities for Scholars 2018-19

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at, or on the School's web site, Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: November 1 2017.


North Carolina State University, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Visiting Scholar Grants

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Visiting Scholar Grants. These grants provide funding for researchers working on topics relating to Lebanese and Arab diaspora and migration who wish to use the Khayrallah Center’s archive.

For more information and to apply please visit:

For inquiries please contact Dr. Akram Khater at:

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

2018 Research Fellowship to Oman

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to Ph.D. candidates and university academics.

Funding: Up to 20,000 OMR (51,000 USD) for one year of research.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or affiliated with an American university, and either a Ph.D. candidate or university academic.
Dates: Research must be carried out in 2018.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website at

Applications due
September 17, 2017


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