Prospects for an African Renaissance


    Application Guidelines & Form


    The Canadian Committee of the Middle East Studies Association (CANMES) offers a number of annual travel grants to anadian-based graduate students planning to attend academic conferences in North America. The purpose of these grants is to encourage graduate students to present their work in these conferences.


    The competition for travel grants is open to graduate students CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY whose specialization pertains to any field of Middle East studies (post-antiquity). Priority will be given to applicants who are members of MESA, the Middle East Studies Association of
    North America.

    Grant Terms

    Travel grants are available for graduate students planning to present at MESA, Learneds, and CCASLS conferences. Support for presentations at other major North American conferences will also be considered. Applicants may request a maximum of $750 (Canadian funds) each. Actual grant amounts are based on proposed budgets, the location of both the applicant and the conference, and availability of funds. Travel grants are paid after the completion of the conference. Eligible expenses include conference registration fees, airline or train travel, and lodging. Original documentation supporting these claims should be sent to the address on the
    application form after the completion of the conference. (NB: Even if you are not claiming conference registration fees, evidence of your conference registration must be provided.)


    Competition for CANMES travel grants occurs on a continuous basis annually. However, APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE DATES OF A PROPOSED CONFERENCE. (For MESA '99, this means September 20.)

    How to Apply

    Fill out the attached application form and send two copies of it and all other pertinent material to the address on the form. Proof from the conference organizers that your paper has been accepted should also be included, along with a one-page summary of the paper.

    Grant Application Form (Acrobat Reader)


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