Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies office and library are closed except by appointment only; to reach us, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, or to find out how to set an appointment, please refer to our CMES contact page.

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Funding for Travel Grants

CMES will begin accepting travel grant applications starting August 26, 2019. Please check back for the application link at that time. 

Funding for Conference Attendance:

CMES provides travel funds to UA graduate and undergraduate students to participate in professional meetings, conferences and symposia that are directly related to the students' educational development in Middle East studies. 

UA graduate and undergraduate students in good standing and who are presenting a Middle East-related paper at a conference are eligible to receive $250 towards travel costs. Each student is eligible for one award per academic year. 

The competition for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on the first official day of fall 2019 classes. We will put a link up to the application on that day.

The Spring 2020 travel grant application is now closed. Notifications are forthcoming.  


Please have the following info and documents ready. The new system will be a qualtrics survey which will go live the first day of Fall 2019 classes:

1.    Your name, department, and program of study
2.    Your CV
3.    Name of conference, sponsoring organization, location (city & state), and dates
4.    Name of your paper and your abstract
5.    Proof of paper acceptance at conference
6.    Overall budget for attendance at conference, including where other funding will come from

 Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If your application is approved, you will be asked to complete appropriate university travel authorization forms.

If you have any questions, please contact CMES.

CMES Student Travel Award Recipients 

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