A.J. Meyer Fellowship

Due to travel restrictions connected with COVID-19, we will not be offering any funding for remote or international internships, research, or language studies for January 2021; summer funding for 2021 is still being determined.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University announces a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for a Harvard undergraduate student who will enroll in a full-time intensive Arabic language summer program in an Arabic speaking country. Absolute beginners will not be considered. Preference will be given to students who study the Arab world and have at least one full year of formal Arabic at Harvard. For AY20-21, undergraduates will be prioritized for awards, and graduate applications will not be available. 

Upon the completion of the study sponsored by this grant, the student is required to present a two- to five-page report on their study/research, to Dr. Granara at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, including an accounting of how the funds were spent. Letter of recommendation should be from most recent language instructor. Funding is contingent on acceptance into the summer language program.

Award Amount: $2,500

Eligible Expenses:

  • Travel Expenses
  • Housing
  • Airfare
  • Tuition
  • Meals

Location: Arabic speaking world

Eligiblility: Undergraduate full-time, registered Harvard student

Purpose of Activity: Study Abroad, Language Study, at least 6 weeks

Field(s) of Interest: All

Open to Concentrators In: Any Field

Citizenship: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents, International Students/Scholars

Application Available At:

Undergrad: CARAT A.J. Meyer Application 

Applications due: February 14, 2020, 11:59 pm

Application includes:

  • Proposal of no more than 750 words outlining the project you hope to undertake and the rationale for pursuing it in your destination(s)
  • Current 1 page resume
  • Current transcript
  • 1 letter of recommendation needed
  • Documentation of enrollment in Arabic language program in Arabic speaking country

Grant Available During: Summer 2021

Other Eligibility Requirements: High intermediate level of Arabic

Contact Information:
Carol Ann Young
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
38 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4055
Email: calyoung@fas.harvard.edu