Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships are available for the study of Middle East and North African topics across a wide range of disciplines.

Kerr Family Fellowship

Provides funding for a graduate student from the Greater Middle East to pursue studies at UCLA in disciplines in the humanities or social sciences.

 

Arabic Language Fellowship

Summer fellowships for UCLA undergraduates from any discipline to study advanced Arabic.

 

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

Fellowships for UCLA students demonstrating financial need who plan to pursue the highest degree offered in their course of study. Entails participation in the year-long CNES Middle East pedagogy training workshop.

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Federal funding for a year’s study of Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish.
Funding opportunities list from the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Language and Cultures

Funding opportunities list from the UCLA Language Alliance

Fellowships and scholarships are available for the study of Middle East and North African topics across a wide range of disciplines.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies travel award
Deadline: January

American Institute for Yemeni Studies
Deadline: January

American Institute of Iranian Studies

Deadline: January

American Research Center in Egypt
Deadline: mid-January

American Research Institute in Turkey
Deadline: Various

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline: late January

Center for Arabic Study Abroad
Deadline: early January

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Year round

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline: mid-November

Fulbright Programs
Deadline: mid-October

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Deadline: May

Institute for Turkish Studies

Deadline: March

Library of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies: Funding Sources for Judaic Studies
Deadlines: various

Middle East Studies Association
Deadlines: various

Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Deadline: January

Palestinian American Research Center
Deadline: December

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Research Fellowship Program
Deadlines: January and September

Wenner-Gren Foundation (Anthropology)
Deadline: May 1st and November 1st

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Deadline: October 1st