Dar al Islam Summer Institute

If you want to learn about Islam so that you can teach about the subject but want to be sure the program is reputable and not trying to convert you, here’s the one you want: The Dar al Islam summer institute. It’s a FREE 2-week summer program, from July 7-20, in rural Abiquiu, New Mexico. The program is offered at NO COST to educators – meals, lodging, even transportation from the Albuquerque Airport is provided!


Positions/Grants/Scholarships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Maydan is launching this new database on opportunities in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies as a common resource for both students and professionals. Included are faculty openings, post-doctoral positions, grants, and scholarships, among others. For additional opportunities, summer language programs can be found on our Database of Summer Language Programs.


Cultural Immersion Program to Cairo

The American Middle East Institute is organizing a two-week cultural immersion program to Cairo for students interested in experiencing Modern Egypt, learning Introductory Arabic, viewing Egyptian Antiquities, and learning the History of Egypt and the Arab World. This Program could contribute to coursework in Abrahamic Religions, Africana Studies, Ancient Egypt, the Arab World, and/or International Studies.


Summer Language Institute

The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute has offered intensive summer language courses for over 25 years. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages, Pitt’s SLI provides courses in Arabic, Bosnian /Croatian/ Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer.


2018-19 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its sixth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for research in Palestine for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training.

Information about the fellowship competition:


Fully funded Faculty Development Seminar to Palestine

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) is offering fully funded faculty development study tour to Palestine. To be eligible, you have to be a U.S. citizen or resident, who teaches full-time at a college or university and who can use what they learn in their classroom or campus. Dates of tour:
June 20-July 3, 2018. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2018


CERIS Faculty Grants for Curriculum Development

Grants are available to faculty to expand curriculum to include topics related to Islamic Studies. For complete information go to


Faculty Fellowships at American Research Center in Egypt

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is remarkably active in supporting scholarship, training, and conservation efforts in Egypt. Among ARCE’s many great achievements is our relationship with the Ministry of Antiquities (MOA) (formerly the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)) within the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, without whom our work would not be possible. ARCE is viewed as making important contributions that serve to help Egypt directly in its pursuit of cultural heritage preservation.


Journalism/Media Opportunity

Here are two great FUNDED opportunities for FULL-TIME college/university faculty. Both are very reputable faculty PD programs organized by PARC (Palestinian American Research Center). I did one a few years ago, and it was amazing, life-changing, eye-opening. You get to travel throughout the West Bank, visiting universities and networking with professors. Each night, you return to a hotel in Jerusalem. Deadline to apply: January.


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