Research & Travel Grant Scheme

CEU's Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies offers research, travel, and educational grant scheme for its junior members* in order to improve the quality of postgraduate research and enhance the visibility of CEU postgraduate researchers at international workshops and conferences. CEMS grants support language courses, summer schools, as well as obtaining research materials. 

Please attach all relevant supporting materials to your application, namely:

  • a short letter of recommendation from your supervisor (in a closed envelope or via e-mail to;
  • a programme or letter of invitation, if your application is conference-related, plus a brief description of why attend-ing this conference (workshop, symposium) would be relevant for your current research and future career;
  • a detailed outline of your research proposal (no more than 750 words) specifying the significance of support from the CEMS for its successful completion;
  • detailed information about expenses (receipt of the conference fee, accommodation, xeroxes of tickets, etc.);

 Application deadlines for 2023-2024

  • September 25, 2023
  • November 24, 2023
  • January 12, 2024
  • March 8, 2024
  • April 15, 2024
  • June 7, 2024

*Please note that only registered junior members are eligible to applyIf you would like to become a registered junior member of CEMS, please download the Membership Request form from here and submit it at For any inquiries about the grants, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of the center.