Awards, Research & Travel Grants

Research Grants Program

To stimulate new and diverse lines of discourse about the Middle East and Africa, ASMEA’s Research Grants Program supports research on topics that deserved greater attention. Grants of up to $2500 are awarded.

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Conference Travel Grants

The ASMEA Travel Grant Program is for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of the Middle East and Africa region. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference. 

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Bernard Lewis Prize

The Bernard Lewis Prize is awarded to scholars or practitioners engaged in the study of issues on antisemitism that were of great importance to our founding chairman, Prof. Bernard Lewis. While Christian antisemitism is well-studied, a stigma remains around addressing antisemitism in the Muslim world. Beyond this, relatively few scholars focus on the Middle Eastern dimensions of Christian antisemitism in religious and cultural terms, much less the political impacts in the West.

Bernard Lewis Memorial Prize

The Bernard Lewis Memorial Prize aims to sustain the memory of Professor Lewis and ensure his legacy as an example for other scholars to follow. It recognizes a member of ASMEA who has demonstrated superior scholarship and dedication to objective truth in the field of Middle East studies.

Learn more about the prize and its 2018 winner here.

Moroccan Studies Research Grants

In 2015 and 2016, ASMEA and the Moroccan-American Cultural Center (MACC) offered research grants for scholars and students studying the Kingdom of Morocco.

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Conference Best Paper Award Winners

Each year at the Annual Conference, ASMEA selects winners for best paper prizes in the categories of Middle East, Africa, and Student.

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