The Fulbright Scholar program is now open for applications. Check on the 34 awards offered in the Middle East and North Africa. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please visit our website. Candidates can also join our webinar about Fulbright Opportunities in the MENA region on Wednesday, March 13 at 2PM EDT by registering here.

The Middle East Book Award. Established in 1999, the Middle East Book Award recognizes quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East and its component societies and cultures. Books are judged on the authenticity of their portrayal of a Middle Eastern subject, as well as on characterization, plot, and appeal for the intended audience. For this award, the Middle East is defined as the Arab World, Iran, Israel, Turkey, and Afghanistan.  Deadline is June 1, 2019.


The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 
Georgetown University, Summer Teacher's Institute "Enlightenment as Global Phenomenon", which will cover the origins and impacts of the Enlightenment in all regions of the world, August 5-9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. It will be hosted at the Georgetown University Intercultural Center, Room #141. Registration required but no specific deadline.


Travel grants are available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfajhjCqAwisUR7ioBoTw642knSHHIQAjjZi0jgcNBJQ1iUmQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1  Deadline for travel grants is April 15, 2019.

The Dar al Islam Teachers' Institute is offering its 30th Teachers’ Institute is from July 7 – 20, 2019 in Abiquiu, New Mexico.The two-week residential Institute will cover Islam from a normative perspective. Using primary texts and classical interpretations, University professors and Islamic scholars cover in depth and breadth Islamic faith & practice, history, culture and civilization, contemporary issues and world-view of Islam, and existing resources & curriculum for social studies, religion or world history classes. Participants, faculty, and staff benefit from living together during the program because it provides the opportunity to 1) have informal conversations with one another outside of the classroom; and 2) observe the lived Islam of faculty and staff, most of whom are Muslims. http://www.daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspx  Rolling application but preference to those received by April 15, 2019.

The Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, and Qatar Foundation International present a summer institute for 6-12 educators: Dimensions of the Middle East, Sunday, June 23 - Friday, 28, 2019 | Duke University   Application deadline is March 24, 2019.   https://islamicstudies.duke.edu/summer-institute


As part of its outreach mission, SERMEISS provides teacher-training workshops and other programs on a variety of subjects, including the Islamic World, the Middle East, and facets of both. Workshops have been funded by SERMEISS and a grant from Aramco Services, Inc. Individual members are also available for presentations at schools, churches, and civic organizations.

Recent workshops have been held for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; NAFSA: Association for International Educators; The Westminster School, Atlanta, Georgia; the ninth annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference; Georgia Southern University College of Education; and public school faculty in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando workshop was arranged by the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).

For information on scheduling a workshop, write to: 

c/o Calvin H. Allen, Jr., PhD 
208 Henkel Hall 
Shenandoah University 
Winchester, VA 22601