The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) invites and welcomes donations in support of our center's many activities. We are enormously grateful for donors' generosity, which supports academic study of the Middle East and outreach activities that foster greater public understanding of Middle Eastern cultures, histories, and societies.
Individual and corporate donors may choose to make general contributions in support of CMES activities, donate in support of existing funds, or designate a particular realm of CMES' work to support. For example, one donor has created a bequest to support activities that enhance understanding of Middle Eastern women's lives; a corporation has contributed in support of outreach activities. One can endow a named lectureship or professorship in an area of particular interest in Middle Eastern studies, support an annual cultural event, or create a student fellowship.
Existing CMES funds are:
The Outreach Scholars Program
|| The University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) has established Outreach Scholarships at the UA in the amount of $250.
During the period of the scholarship, outreach scholars will participate in two speaking engagements in the community in response to requests from community groups, such as service organizations, religious groups, local government organizations, and schools, and in programs organized by CMES.
Student Travel Grants (link to guidelines)
Travel grants are awarded to students who make presentations at national scholarly conferences and to students who attend such conferences for their professional development.
Checks in support of Student Travel Grants should be made payable to Center for Middle Eastern Studies; please note `Student Travel Grants' on the check's memo line.
Contributions in general support of CMES should be made payable to Center for Middle Eastern Studies, with `general support' noted on the check's memo line.
Donations to CMES are tax deductible. Please send contribution checks to:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Support
University of Arizona
Marshall Building #470
P.O. Box 210158B
845 N. Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
To discuss possible support for CMES, please feel free to contact the Center's director, Anne H. Betteridge (phone 520-621-5456) or assistant director, Christian Sinclair (phone 520-621-8079). We will be pleased to hear from you and to work with you to ensure that your contribution supports the activity of greatest interest to you.
Other Forms of Support
In addition to receiving monetary donations, CMES raises funds for Undergraduate Middle East Language Scholarships by organizing activities such as henna booths held on the UA mall and at city events. If you are interested in volunteering your time at one of these functions, please contact Lisa Adeli, CMES Outreach Coordinator (520-621-7904).
CMES also sells items, such as mugs and t-shirts, with the Center logo and `University of Arizona' written in Middle Eastern scripts. For more information on these items, please contact the center.
Please accept our thanks for your interest in Middle Eastern studies and for your support of CMES.