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Monday, March 9, 2015

Islamic Scholarship Fund: 2015 Application OPEN

The Islamic Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications for 2015. We offer scholarship awards ranging from $2000-$5000.

The deadline to apply is: April 14, 2015.

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship: 
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community; 
Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2015; 
Majoring in an ISF supported major; (as posted on the website)
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; 
A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; 
An undergraduate (sophomore/junior/senior) or of graduate standing (including PhD). 

Please use the link below to apply or to request further information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

APSA Call for 2015 MENA Workshop Fellows

American Political Science Association
“The Resource Curse in MENA”
May 17-21 in Qatar; follow -up workshop in December in Kuwait 

APSA is seeking applications from PhD students and early-career scholars who would like to participate in the 2015 MENA Workshops program on "The Resource Curse in the Middle East and North Africa." This two-part workshop program is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the MENA region and develop discreet research findings related to the impact of rent wealth on democracy, state-building, political stability, and state-society relations.

The first one-week workshop will be hosted by Qatar University’s Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) from May 17-21. A follow-up workshop in early December will be held at the Alsalam Center for Development and Strategic Studies in Kuwait. The organizers, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will cover all the costs of participation for up to 26 qualified applicants. The working language of the workshop is English.

The workshop will be led by Professors Justin Gengler (Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University), Michael Herb (Georgia State University, USA), Ghanim Alnajjar (Alsalam Center for Development and Strategic Studies and Kuwait University), AlanoudAl Sharekh (Women's Research and Studies Center, Kuwait University), and Mark Tessler (University of Michigan, USA). 

Additional information and application instructions are available online at http://community.apsanet.org/mena/2015-call-for-application
The application deadline is March 14, 2015.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Call for Papers 2015 – The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences

The Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) has a heavy and important task in the West; first of all Islam will be taught by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars. This institution should also fulfill a responsible task as a bridge between Islamic World and Western countries, especially by influencing the public opinion and dealing with the public debates. Also the problems of integration of Muslims into the western societies without losing their own norms and values take our high priority.

For the research aspect, IUR annually publishes an academic journal, the Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences, which may contribute to solve social problems, firstly in the Netherlands and secondly in the whole world. The Journal focuses on themes such as philosophy, epistemology, study of religion and comparative studies, takes a critical-analytical approach to the most important contemporary theoretical issues and questions, and aims to create a place for conversation among the elite, scholars, and experts of the above fields about Islamic and social subjects.

The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences is proud to accept papers for its upcoming edition: Volume 6, Number 1, 2015.  Areas of subject: Theology, Religion, Islam, Social Sciences, Islamic Economics, Psychology, Social and Cultural Studies, Ethnography

Please send your academic paper by e-mail to info@jriss.nl and info@iur.nl

Deadline of submission: SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

You may submit your paper until this deadline; all papers shall be gathered and evaluated by the Board after the submission closes on S
EPTEMBER 30, 2015.

The list of selected papers shall be published on the website www.jriss.nl<http://www.jriss.nl> at the end of October 2015.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ASMEA 8th Annual Conference - Research Grants



The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference to be held on October 29-31, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

ASMEA Research Grants

ASMEA will offer research grants of up to $2500 to qualified scholars and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.

Moroccan Studies Research Grant

ASMEA and the Moroccan-American Cultural Center (MACC) will offer research grants to scholars and students whose research is focused on the Kingdom of Morocco. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.

Become a MEMBER of ASMEA or REGISTER for the Eighth Annual Conference.

Any questions or for more information, contact ASMEA at 202.429.8860 or info@asmeascholars.org.

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UT-Austin Middle Eastern Studies Language Summer Institute

Arabic and Persian Summer Institutes now accepting applications!
  • Ten-week intensive program running from June 4 to August 14, 2015
  • Meets FLAS fellowship requirements
  • Equivalent to one full academic year
  • Emphasis on communicative teaching methodology
  • Priority application deadline March 2, 2015

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute, Summer 2015


Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting applications for its 2015 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI offers intensive courses in Russian and in East European, Mediterranean, and Central Asian languages, either in the U.S., overseas, or in integrated “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

CLI Students pay a flat fee of $960 for up to 13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program.

Sessions in ASU include daily co-curricular programming, grant mentoring and career planning opportunities.

Sessions abroad feature academically challenging study, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on-1 or small-group format by local language instructors.

2-month intensive programs providing 8–10 academic credits
  -  Armenian (Yerevan)         3rd year and up
  -  Russian (Bishkek)             2nd–4th-year

Programs feature homestays, extensive co-curricular programming, integrated into academic coursework and conducted in 1-on1 or small-group format by local language instructors.

APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS:  (http://cli.asu.edu)