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Travel Grants

Associated members of the Middle East Studies Center’s faculty are eligible to apply for domestic travel stipends as part of the Center’s Title VI National Resource Center grant program. Limited funding is available for transportation and accommodation for presenting research, participating as a discussant or respondent as part of a conference panel and/or attending workshops on teaching Middle East languages or curriculum development for teaching Middle East area studies. To support professional development, priority is given to junior faculty. In order to expand the number of conferences faculty are able to attend, Title VI travel grants will not be used as matching funds for Professional Travel Grant applications.

Faculty applicants will please submit the online form or download and print the paper application to the Center’s Program Manager, Tam Rankin, up to nine months and at least six weeks in advance of the proposed dates of travel. Application forms will please be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s CV, an abstract of the presentation or paper and documentation of conference registration fees and quote for airfare.

Applications are reviewed by the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee and approved by the Director. Applications to fund travel that has already occurred will not be considered.

Travel award recipients will liaise with the Center’s Office Coordinator to arrange bookings and/or reimbursements. Faculty travel grants are subject to the travel policies and procedures enumerated on the Portland State Business Affairs Office website; failure to adhere to these policies may result in the Center’s inability to administer the award.