ASMEA Research and Travel Grant Opportunities

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering the following Grant Opportunities in conjunction with the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held November 1 – 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The ASMEA Research Grant Program seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the five qualifying topic areas outlined on our website and constitutes new and original research. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded. Successful research grant applicants are required to present their research at the Eleventh Annual ASMEA Conference and provide ASMEA the right of first refusal for potential publication in our peer-reviewed Journal of the Middle East and Africa.

Separately, ASMEA is offering two conference Travel Grant opportunities. The first is for scholars of the Middle East and the second is intended for scholars of Africa focused on the world of Islam, Islamism, and related issues in the continent. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference. Up to $750 will be awarded to successful applicants.

Applicants can apply for both grants but will only be awarded one. The application deadline for both grants is April 15, 2018.

Attached to this email is a PDF copy of our Grant Opportunities flyer. I would be most grateful if you would arrange to have it displayed in the appropriate public spaces within your department or forwarded to interested faculty and students. Additional guidelines and information as well as the online application for the Grants and Paper and Panel Proposals can be found on our website at

If you have any further questions about ASMEA, the Annual Conference, or any of our Grant Opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-429-8860 or


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