Fund Details
CMES Libby Rouse Fund for Peace Fellowships
Award Amount
up to $5000
Competition Type

Brief Description:

The Council on Middle East Studies invites applications to the Libby Rouse Fund for Peace Fellowship competition from undergraduate students whose work focuses on the countries of the Middle East or Central Asia.


The Middle East Studies Council invites applications to the Libby Rouse Fund for Peace Fellowship competition from undergraduate students whose work focuses on the countries of the Middle East or Central Asia.

Grants range from $500 to $5,000 and can be used for summer or longer terms. Plan in advance. One competition is held in March for all travel taking place between May 2023 and April 2024.

A written report of the experience will be submitted at the completion of the award. Recipients may be asked to offer a seminar or presentation of their field project results upon their return to the Yale campus. Any publication or public presentations resulting from their projects should acknowledge the support of the Libby Rouse Fund for Peace Fellowship.

Application Information:


It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the complete application reaches us by the deadline; applications cannot be considered without this information. A complete application includes the project proposal (abstract of 150 words or less plus a proposal of up to two additional pages); budget (including information about other possible sources of funding); resume; Yale transcript; language evaluation (or personal statement indicating relevant language courses taken and/or attesting to knowledge of the language at the site of study); and letter of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by late April.

For more information contact the Council on Middle East Studies at

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Graduating students and students not returning to Yale following the project are ineligible.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All undergraduate students must adhere to the Yale University International Travel Policy. For more information go to 

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to .

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Cristin Siebert at

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      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Language Study
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      • Research
      • Senior Research Project or Senior Essay
        Global Region or Country
        • -- Egypt (Northern Africa)
        • -- Kazakhstan (Central Asia)
        • -- Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia)
        • -- Tajikistan (Central Asia)
        • -- Turkmenistan (Central Asia)
        • -- Uzbekistan (Central Asia)
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        • -- Bahrain (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
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        • -- Jordan (Middle East)
        • -- Kuwait (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
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        • -- Qatar (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
        • -- Saudi Arabia (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
        • -- Syria (Middle East)
        • -- Turkey (Middle East)
        • -- United Arab Emirates (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
        • -- Yemen (Persian Gulf & Arabian Peninsula)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
            3/04/2024 1:00 PM