When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
CALL FOR PROPOSALS—Middle Eastern Studies Program
Attention Syracuse University Graduate Students—Middle East Studies (MES) Graduate Student Summer Research Grants
This year MES will grant up to three awards (in the range of $1,000 each) to Ph.D. and M.A. candidates from any discipline to support field research in the Middle East during the summer of 2017. Any student enrolled in a Ph.D. or M.A. program at Syracuse University may apply.
The awards can be used to undergo advanced language training, gather data and increase competitiveness of future proposals for funding. The awards are competitive and proposals will be evaluated on the basis of (i) originality and significance of the proposed research/study, (ii) organization and clarity of the proposal, (iii) appropriateness and feasibility of the research/study plan in relation to the student’s background and qualifications, and (iv) cost effectiveness.
You may apply for more than one summer grant from the Moynihan Institute, but you will not receive more than one in a given year. Other types of support that could exclude you from receiving a summer research grant include summer FLAS funding, summer de Sardon-Glass support, and other types of summer support from the Moynihan Institute. Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity.
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Complete guidelines are available at: The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, 346 Eggers Hall.
Contact: Yüksel Sezgin
Director of Middle East Studies Program