The Afaf Kanafani Prize is awarded to the best paper by a UC Berkeley student dealing with any topic related to the subject of women in the Arab world.
Grants and Opportunities
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international aspects of professional studies.
The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies support research, teaching, and outreach projects that focus on building academic and cultural bridges between the United States and the Middle East and broader Islamic world.
The Sultan Program in Arab Studies supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Arab-Islamic world, with the overarching goal of promoting a deeper understanding of this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. Grants are awarded to support graduate and undergraduate research, and other scholarly initiatives.
Andrew Mellon Foundation grants cover the cost of travel for conference presentations, modern Middle Eastern language study, dissertation research, or faculty projects.
The Stevens Scholars Project is made possible by the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Fund for Middle Eastern Studies, and supports research and travel by graduate and undergraduate students who demonstrate a high level of distinction in Middle Eastern Studies.