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Funding, grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

 The Curriculum in Global Studies does not endorse or otherwise guarantee the quality of these opportunities.

ASMEA 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 Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference from October 31 – November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  ASMEA is offering Research Grants up to $2500 to qualified students and scholars engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. ASMEA is offering Travel Grants up to $750 to qualified scholars and students to present their research at the Twelfth Annual Conference. You must be a member of ASMEA.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships (PhD candidate) may be held for various terms, from one month up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2020.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service

Community Engagement Fellowship

Deadline: February 3, 2020. The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of eight fellowships of up to $2,000 each year for engagement or engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to community priorities and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply and funds may be allocated to a university unit, student organization or directly to the student.

Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions. Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, or Arabic, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals.

Critical Language Scholarships Summer 2020

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program. Languages offered include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu.

GPSF Travel Awards

GPSF can provide funding for your conference or research travel if NO other funding is available through other means, such as department funding, grants, or funds from your Advisor, Principle Investigator (PI), or Mentor.

  • Deadline varies by when it is used
  • reimbursements only

Global Partnership Award

Global Partnership Awards by Global Relations. The Global Partnership Award are designed to help sustain and develop partnerships between UNC- Chapel Hill and international institutions. Awards are made to support faculty, staff and graduate students engaging in collaborations with colleagues at international institutions, with preference given to proposal that include designated UNC-Chapel Hill strategic or key partners.

Foreign Language & Areas Studies Fellowship

  • Stipend and funded
  • Summer and year-long offered
  • Applications for Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Hindi-Urdu, Polish and Russian will be prioritized for funding

Vimy Global Team Award

Inspired by the adventures and pioneering spirit of UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81, the Vimy award is given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States. Made possible by the Global Education Fund, up to $15,000 is provided to fund a summer team project abroad.

UNC’s Center for European Studies 2019-2020 Funding Awards

JMCE Summer Research Awards – UNC MA and PhD students, $3,000 Deadline January 15,2020

Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START Award -UNC PhD students, $1,500 Deadline January 15,2020

Competitive Awards for Working Groups/Conference/Lectures- UNC students. $150-$1,000 Deadline Nov 1.  Graduate Student Award Details

Methodological Support Intern for Office of Opinion Research

The OPN will be accepting applications for graduate and undergraduate Methodological Support Interns for next summer. The Office of Opinion Research (INR/OPN) supports U.S. diplomacy by providing the Secretary of State, the White House, and policymakers across the government with timely, insightful analyses of foreign public opinion. INR/OPN’s regional and methodological experts commission public opinion surveys and focus groups around the world. We are uniquely positioned to assess the impact of public opinion on the policies and actions of foreign leaders, as well as identify opportunities and obstacles for U.S. public diplomacy and strategic communication. For more information go to

Scoville Fellowship

Engage in a selective six to nine month fellowship which connects young leaders with partner institutions in Washington, DC that include leading think tanks and advocacy groups. Scoville Fellows receive a salary and benefits, learn about public, and expand their professional network through interactions with analysts, activists, current and former Scoville Fellows, and board members.

Benefits if the Scoville Fellowship include: a competitive salary, basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, moving costs to DC, meetings with policy experts, a stipend for professional development purposes, and an entry into an increasingly influential network of alumni working for domestic and international NGOs, the federal government, academia, and media.