Summer Language Institute

The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute has offered intensive summer language courses for over 25 years. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages, Pitt’s SLI provides courses in Arabic, Bosnian /Croatian/ Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer.


Fully funded Faculty Development Seminar to Palestine

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) is offering fully funded faculty development study tour to Palestine. To be eligible, you have to be a U.S. citizen or resident, who teaches full-time at a college or university and who can use what they learn in their classroom or campus. Dates of tour:
June 20-July 3, 2018. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2018


CERIS Faculty Grants for Curriculum Development

Grants are available to faculty to expand curriculum to include topics related to Islamic Studies. For complete information go to


Faculty Fellowships at American Research Center in Egypt

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is remarkably active in supporting scholarship, training, and conservation efforts in Egypt. Among ARCE’s many great achievements is our relationship with the Ministry of Antiquities (MOA) (formerly the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)) within the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, without whom our work would not be possible. ARCE is viewed as making important contributions that serve to help Egypt directly in its pursuit of cultural heritage preservation.


Journalism/Media Opportunity

Here are two great FUNDED opportunities for FULL-TIME college/university faculty. Both are very reputable faculty PD programs organized by PARC (Palestinian American Research Center). I did one a few years ago, and it was amazing, life-changing, eye-opening. You get to travel throughout the West Bank, visiting universities and networking with professors. Each night, you return to a hotel in Jerusalem. Deadline to apply: January.



AUA Summer Service Intern Programs - Indonesia, Zanzibar and Morocco

For undergraduate and graduation students: The application deadline for the America's Unofficial Ambassadors 2013 Summer Service programs is coming up! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we are already placing volunteers in each country. The deadline for our Indonesia, Zanzibar and Morocco programs is April 1.


Middle Eastern Studies Association

Student Funding

MESA’s Board of Directors has established a modest fund to help subsidize travel expenses for students who are presenting papers at the MESA annual meeting. For the 2013 meeting, MESA will award an as yet undetermined number of $250 grants.


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