Yalies in Israel – CMES Grants

Council on Middle East Studies Grants

The Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship provides support for undergraduate* and graduate students on all subjects related to communal and religious tolerance and understanding, security and cooperation, natural and economic resources, environmental, scientific and technological collaboration and development, communication, culture, gender, and family in Israel or for academic work elsewhere in the field of Jewish Studies. Fellowship amounts can vary up to $2,500. The application deadline is February 24, 2016.

The Libby Rouse Fund for Peace provides support for undergraduate* students whose work focuses on the countries of the Middle East or the Central Asia countries of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. Fellowships range from $2,000 to $5,000 and can be used for summer or longer terms. The application deadline is February 26, 2016.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Act, Title VI. Fellowships are available to undergraduate*, graduate and professional school students whose academic work includes foreign language study and whose career plans include teaching, public service or business related to Middle East Studies. Fellowships are available for both academic year study at Yale and summer intensive modern language study either domestically or internationally, for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 25, 2016.

Summer 2016 Intensive Language Study within the U.S. or abroad

The summer FLAS program provides payment of program tuition up to $5,000 plus a $2,500 stipend. Students may apply the award to recognized intensive language programs at other selected U.S. universities as well as to intensive language programs overseas.

Academic Year 2016-17 Language and Area Studies at Yale

For Professional and Graduate students FLAS fellowships provide $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend for living expenses. For Undergraduate students FLAS fellowships provide $10,000 toward tuition and a $5,000 stipend for living expenses. FLAS recipients must be full-time students at Yale and enrolled in one area studies class and one language class per semester at the approved level of the approved language for the duration of their award.

For all fellowships students must apply through the Student Grants and Fellowships database (http://studentgrants.yale.edu). Search keyword “CMES” or “FLAS”. For additional information about these fellowships, first see the Student Grants and Fellowships database for a complete description of the fellowship and to review the application. Please don’t hesitate to send an email, drop by, or make an appointment if you need clarification or assistance with the application.


Lora LeMosy

Program Manager & Registrar

Council on Middle East Studies

115 Prospect Street

Rosenkranz Hall, room 344

E-mail: [email protected]