Outreach Grants

In addition to research, travel and language study, CMES offers grants that also support Middle East-related outeach activities. Outreach activities are broadly defined as public-facing academic programming (conferences, lectures, exhibitions) or community initiatives. Please contact cmes@berkeley.edu with questions about suitability for a proposed project. Anyone (undergraduate or graduate students, faculty or staff affiliates) can apply for outreach grants. 

The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies

Established in 1998 through a generous endowment from Xenel Industries Ltd. and the families of Sheikh Salahuddin Yusuf Hamza Abduljawad and Khalid Alireza, alumni and friends of UC Berkeley, the Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies seeks to promote understanding of Islam and to encourage the reciprocal transfer of knowledge and technology between the United States and the Muslim World, particularly Saudi Arabia.

The Al-Falah Program awarded its first grants in 1998. In this cycle, the Al-Falah Program will support (I) a Research and Scholarship Program and (II) an Outreach Program....

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies is made possible through a generous endowment from the Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud Charity Foundation. The Sultan Program 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. The program encompasses the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields, with a special emphasis on anthropology, sociology, architecture, history, literature, political science, and urban studies.