Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Faculty Research and Travel Grants

The King Fahd Center offers funding for faculty members at the U of A doing research on a topic relevant geo-cultural area.  Award amount varies depending on project and proposal.  Funding is not limited to faculty affiliated with the King Fahd Center; any faculty member with relevant research is encouraged to apply.

Deadlines and requirements subject to change without prior notice.  Please address any questions about deadlines and the application process to Nani Verzon, MEST Program Manager.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the conference date

The King Fahd Center supports the professional development of University of Arkansas faculty by providing a limited number of competitive conference travel grants. Any faculty member with relevant research is eligible for a Faculty Conference Travel Grant, not only those affiliated with the King Fahd Center, and may apply for travel funds to support participation (presentation of a paper/poster or participation in a workshop/roundtable) at an academic conference. 

Proposals will be judged on merit and the amount of support will be determined by available funds.  These grants may be used toward travel and other expenses associated with participation in a professional meeting.

Travel to conferences outside of the United States are subject to approval by the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange; applicants must register their travel plans in order to be eligible for funds.

All applications must include a statement of purpose indicating conference name, location, and nature of participation, along with a letter of invitation indicating that the applicant has been selected to participate.  In addition, a travel budget and justification must be included, along with indication of any other financial support.

Download the application:  PDF | Word

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the conference date

The King Fahd Center offers funding for University of Arkansas faculty members working on relevant geo-cultural topics. Any faculty member with relevant research is eligible for a Faculty Research Support Grant, not only those affiliated with the King Fahd Center, and may apply for travel funds to support research agendas related to the Middle East and North Africa. 

Proposals will be judged on merit and the amount of support will be determined by available funds.  These grants may be used toward travel and other approved expenses.

In order to qualify for funds, applicants must register their travel plans with the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange; no funds may be dispersed without approval to travel. Faculty who are traveling to destinations on the State Department Travel Warning list may be required to file a Petition for Exception to Overseas Travel Policy.

All applications must include a research proposal indicating the nature of the project, relevance to King Fahd Center mission and program goals, anticipated outcome, and potential publication In addition, a project budget and justification must be included.

Download the application:  PDF | Word