Funding Near East/North African Studies

Fellowships and scholarships available for the study Middle East and/or North African topics across a wide range of disciplines.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Deadline: January


American Institute for Yemeni Studies
Deadline: December 31

American Institute of Iranian Studies
Deadline: mid-January

American Research Center in Egypt
Deadline: mid-January

American Research Institute in Turkey
Deadline:  Various

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline:  late January, early February

Center for Arabic Study Abroad
Deadline: early January

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

Multi-Country Research Fellowship:
Deadline: January 15th

Critical Language Scholarship Program:
Deadline: mid-November

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship Program:
Deadline: mid-January

Fulbright Programs:
Deadline: mid-October

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Deadline: mid-December

Library of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies –
Funding Sources for Judaic Studies
Deadlines: various

Middle East Studies Association: Grants & Competitions
Deadlines: various

Palestinian American Research Center: Fellowship Program
Deadline: early January

Wenner-Gren Foundation: Grants Programs (Anthropology)
Deadline: May 1st and November 1st

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Deadline: October 1st

For additional funding opportunities visit UCLA Near Eastern Language and Cultures Department website:

For other funding opportunities through the UCLA Program of Iranian Studies, please visit:


Visit the UCLA Language Alliance for additional scholarships, fellowships, and internships: