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Financing resources

Several funding resources exist to enable college students to become graduates with knowledge and experience about the Arab world and Islam so they can meet the high demand that will place them in significant roles in a variety of organizations. The Council highly recommends these financing resources for opportunities to study, research, and intern abroad. 

This excellent resource includes lists of scholarships, grants, fundraising ideas, and more: Comprehensive resource on financing abroad opportunities (ASU Study Abroad Office)

Additionally, the Council highly recommends the following financing resource opportunities.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant Program

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. Learn more about the American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant Program.

ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Friends of the Center Undergraduate and Graduate Awards

These awards are designed to deepen student’s practical knowledge and understanding about religion, conflict and peacebuilding. Activities that can be funded through this program range from participation in reputable, internationally-oriented training programs in religion, conflict and peacebuilding to research activities that advance understanding of the intersections of religion and conflict. Award funds may be used to cover the costs of participation in programs, including tuition and airfare, or to underwrite the cost of research for an honor’s or master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or related research project, including travel, summer support, or archival research. Learn more.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship

These scholarships aim to provide students with a better understanding of international relations through experiencing different cultures and other ways of living during study abroad experiences. Learn more about study abroad scholarships.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Learn more about the Boren Awards for International Study.

Critical Languages Scholarship 

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program that aims at broadening the base of American undergraduate and graduate students studying and mastering critical languages, including Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. Learn more about the Critical Languages Scholarship.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.