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Application for Middle East Studies Association Conference Travel Award

The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) is delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of $500 travel awards to provide support for MEOC members to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the MEOC teacher workshop and business meeting on November 17-20, 2016, in Boston.

We have a very full schedule of events at MESA! Information about the workshop is coming soon.

Workshop attendees will also get access to the MESA FilmFest and the MESA book exhibit (held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116).

The MEOC business meeting will be on Saturday, November 19, in the Boston University Room (3rd floor).  We expect that, as in previous years, workshop participants and travel award recipients will be given free registration for the MESA conference on Saturday and Sunday. The MESA program includes a wide range of panels on Middle East-related topics, conference exhibits, and the ever-popular MESA FilmFest.  

Eligibility and Requirements: An applicant must be a member of the Middle East Outreach Council and involved with teaching and/or outreach about the Middle East at any level. K-12 classroom teachers who have free access memberships will be asked to become paid individual members for $10 should they win the award.  At a minimum, recipients will be expected to attend the MEOC workshop and business meeting.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend the MESA conference meetings. Recipients of the award will be asked to submit a short statement of how the award benefited them in their teaching and/or outreach work.  

This award may only be received one time. 

For information about the MESA conference, visit

For information about membership, please contact Terence Gilheany at


2016 Middle East Outreach Council

Application for Middle East Studies Association Conference Travel Award


Phone Number:

Mailing Address: 

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Grade and Subject Taught:

Please attach responses to the following questions in a maximum of two total pages.

                 -  Why do you want to participate in the MEOC Workshop and MESA conference and meetings?

                 -  What qualifies you to be selected for the award?

                 -  How will you utilize the knowledge gained from the MESA/MEOC meetings in your work as a teacher, administrator, or outreach professional?

In addition, you may include any of the following with your completed application.

                 -  One letter of recommendation

                 -  A record of community involvement in educational or international issues or activities.

                 -  Evidence of serious professional or personal interest in international affairs.

Applications should be submitted electronically.  You may submit your application and supporting materials as a Word, RTF or PDF file. 

Please submit applications electronically to Christopher Rose, MEOC President, at

Notification of awards is expected the first week of October 2016.