Graduate Funding

Graduate Financial Aid

The School of Middle East and North African Studies awards financial aid on a competitive basis. Meritorious factors include demonstrated excellence in academics including GPA, progress in the program (for current students), test scores (for incoming students), publication, and professional experience such as a previous assistantship or other Middle East-related experience.

MENAS Awards & Funding:

Roshan GIDP in Persian and Iranian Studies:

CMES Awards & Funding:

Other Sources of Funding:

Teaching Assistantships

MENAS offers a variety of teaching assistantships in general education and language courses.

Graduate College Fellowship Awards

MENAS has regularly awarded Graduate College Fellowships to support our students.

Nofal Family Foundation Fellowship

Thanks to a generous gift from the Nofal Family Foundation, the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies will be able to offer financial support to incoming Masters students in their first year pursuing degrees in MENAS.

Dissertation Tuition Waiver

MENAS covers 1 unit of MENA 920: Dissertation, when possible, for PhD students beyond their five consecutive years of funding. Students must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0. Students interested in a tuition waiver need to contact the MENAS Director.

Conference Travel Support

Small conference travel support may be available for students presenting at or attending scholarly conferences. Preference is given to students who are presenting, but funding for attending a conference may also be available.