CMES students have the opportunity to access a variety of grants and fellowships through the Center and the University of Chicago. As a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship-granting institution, CMES enables its students to gain firsthand expertise on the Middle East and its languages. Since 2010, 193 of our students have earned FLAS Fellowships, 38 have received Fulbright IIE and Fulbright-Hays Awards, and 8 have earned Boren Fellowships, enabling them to pursue intensive study of critical languages and gan regional expertise abroad in the Middle East and/or at the University of Chicago.
A variety of Fulbright programs support students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education. Students apply through UChicagoGRAD.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (also known as FLAS or Title VI) is an award for students concentrating in modern foreign language and international or area studies. CMES administers awards for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish. Students apply through UChicagoGRAD.
CASA provides intensive, advanced training in Arabic. Students apply through a competitive selection process. Applicans should contact CMES to arrange proctoring of the CASA selection exam.
The American Research Institute in Turkey will offers summer fellowship to advanced students in Turkish language. Fellows study at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. CMES will proctor the selection exam for applicants.
For a more extensive list of fellowships, grants, and scholarships, please consult UChicagoGRAD's Fellowships page.