As many of you may already know, the Duke Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC), as part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, was successful in its application for a National Resource Center award from the U.S. Department of Education (2018-2022). This award funds staff salaries, events on campus, course development grants for faculty, and K-12 outreach, among other areas/activities.
Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful with our FLAS application. This means that we won’t be able to award FLAS fellowships in Middle Eastern languages for the next four years. However, a number of centers at UNC were successful with their FLAS application, which could fund students interested in languages our center previously supported. The FLAS page on the Mideast center’s website will be modified using the text below.