Outside Funding

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American Council of Learned Societies 
American Council of Learned Societies offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs, for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Research Center in Egypt
Over the course of nearly five decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than five hundred scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. The goal of ARCE’s fellowship program is to promote knowledge of Egypt and the Near East through study and research, and to aid in the training of American specialists in academic disciplines that require familiarity with Egypt.

American Research Institute in Turkey
ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.

American Schools of Oriental Research 
This site hosts a number of fellowships pertaining to archeological field projects in the Middle East. They also provide links to other fellowships pertaining to research in the Middle East.

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo for the academic year.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

The CLS Program provides opportunities for American college and university students to study languages and cultures essential to America's engagement with the world. 

Each summer, American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities across the country, spend eight to ten weeks learning one of fourteen languages at an intensive study abroad institute. The CLS Program is designed to promote rapid language gains and essential intercultural fluency in regions that are critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity.

Fulbright Fellowships
Fulbright fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and are the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship
The Graduate Scholarships cover tuition, room, board, fees, and books - up to $50,000 annually - for up to six years.  The scholarships are among the most generous academic awards offered in the United States.
"Our objective is to help high achieving students who have financial need, whether they are attending a middle school in rural Kansas or Harvard Medical School," said Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, executive director of the Foundation.  "The graduate scholarship recipients know hard work and sacrifice.  These scholarships recognize their devotion to education, reward their efforts, and provide an incentive to continue excelling . . . and, we hope, to benefit society."

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.

NSEP/Boren Scholarship 
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have a longer-term impact on society and scholarship.

Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships
TCA's scholarship program encourages students to choose Turkey as a study abroad destination. TCA scholarship recipients build people-to-people bridges between the U.S. and Turkey, and the program has served to engage a new generation of young Americans who have cultivated an interest in Turkey and Turkish culture.