Research & Travel Grant Scheme

CEU's Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies offers a research & travel 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.

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 conference fee, accommodation, xeroxes of tickets, etc.);
  • (Besides the CEMS application form, please also fill out a CEU grant application form relevant to you; i.e. either the Travel or Research Grant Application form).

 Application deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year are

  • 25 October 2019 for Fall term projects
  • 13 January 2020 for Winter term projects
  • 2 March 2020 Spring Session projects
  • 8 June 2020  for summer research projects and summer school participation or Fall term projects of the following academic year

*Please note that only registered junior members are eligible to apply. If you would like to become a registered junior member of CEMS, please download the Membership Request form from here and submit it to at