The Consortium is active in organizing events at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill on Middle East subjects, year-round. These events contribute to intellectual life across the campuses and in the community through scholarly and cultural speakers, exhibits, and other events on Middle East subjects. In addition, with Title VI funding from the Department of Education, the Consortium is able to offer co-sponsorship funding to units and organizations on both campuses seeking support for projects that increase awareness of the history and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations.
Archived Consortium events
Paperwork: Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Funding Application
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies welcomes proposals from Duke and UNC units and organizations seeking support for projects that increase awareness of the history and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations.
Funding for projects that meet this goal will not normally exceed $200, and the amount of support the Consortium offers should be matched by funds from at least one other unit on campus. To encourage interdisciplinary work, preference is given to proposals that involve more than one department or school. Also, we look favorably upon proposals that engage faculty, students, and staff, and we discourage using funds to purchase food. Projects must be organized by a person or unit affiliated with Duke or UNC. The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies does not fund or sponsor events that are primarily political, or presentations by current ambassadors, politicians, or government officials (domestic or international).
If you are interested in seeking funding, please fill out the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Funding Application and submit to Griffin Orlando (Duke) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma Harver (UNC) at email@example.com.