Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

These annual fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming and continuing graduate students working on the Middle East and North Africa region and provide both tuition fees and a generous stipend. More

The Al-Falah Program for Islamic Studies

Established in 1997, this endowment resulted from the combined generosity of Xenel Industries, Ltd., the family of Sheikh Salahuddin Yusuf Hamza Abdeljawad, Saudi Arabian alumni, and friends of Berkeley. The Al-Falah program seeks to promote a better understanding of Islam, Muslim cultures in the U.S., and economic development in the Islamic world, with a particular emphasis on the transfer of technology and knowledge between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. More

The Sultan Program for Arab Studies

This endowment gift from Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is dedicated to broadening academic and public understanding of the Arab World. It supports regular Center activities and sponsors new initiatives through research, visiting scholars/graduate fellows, and outreach via conferences and Arabic media acquisitions. More

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research/Travel Grants

An endowment from the Mellon Foundation permits CMES to offer travel grants to faculty, lecturers, visiting scholars, and graduate students. Small grants are offered annually in two categories: research grants and conference grants. More

The Helen Diller Family Program for Israeli Graduate Students

This endowment gift from U.C. Berkeley alumna Helen Diller supports incoming and continuing graduate study on topics related to contemporary Israeli society at U.C. Berkeley. The gift made to the campus by Helen and Sanford Diller came through the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma counties. More

The Afaf Kanafani Prize

The Afaf Kanafani Scholarship Fund is made possible through a generous donation by Fay Afaf Kanafani from the proceeds of her autobiography, Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman. The Kanafani prize is awarded annually to eligible UC Berkeley students whose academic work focuses on women’s rights in the Arab World, in the hope that such scholarship will contribute to a better understanding of gender issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond. More

Initiative for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations

The Initiative for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations seeks to establish UC Berkeley as the foremost U.S. research university for the study of inter-communal relations in the Middle East and North Africa region with a deep and lasting impact on how the region as a whole, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular, is studied and understood in the West. More

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For more information on undergraduate research opportunities and resources available at UC Berkeley, please visit the Undergraduate Research at Berkeley website.