December 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM (Beirut time).
Small Grants Program “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities” in the Arab Region
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) launched in 2016 the Small Grants Program (SGP) on the themes of “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities.” The ACSS Small Grants Program is a funding opportunity that aims to support scholars and professionals in the Arab region in undertaking five kinds of activities: conference presentations, internships, pilot studies, dissemination events, and organizing workshops.
The two themes of the Small Grants Program are “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities.” The first topic, “Youth”, encompasses topics related to youth (defined roughly as those between the ages of 14 and 25) in the Arab world, and issues related to this age group (health, education, family, employment, civic engagement, etc.). The second topic, “Urban Spatial Inequalities”, focuses on systems, processes, and policies that increase or mitigate unequal access to housing, land, property and services in urban settings.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Social Science
- Political science
- Cultural studies
- Development studies
- Gender studies
- urban planning
Arabic or English or French.
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS.
Not specified (according to the program your are applying for).
- Applicants must be citizens of an Arab League member state or nationals of an Arab country (defined as long-term residents, even if they do not hold citizenship as in the case of refugees or stateless residents).
- Applicants must reside in the Arab region. This program does not fund applicants who reside, work, or study outside the region.
- Priority will be given to scholars and professionals who are marginalized, at risk, or dispossessed.
- Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree in a core social science or a field allied to the themes of the Program. The core social science fields are anthropology, demography, economics, education, political science, psychology, and sociology. Allied disciplines include architecture, cultural studies, development studies, gender studies, geography, law, and urban planning/studies.
- Preference will be given to applicants under the age of 40.
The aim of the program is to provide small amounts of funding ($4,000 on average) in a timely manner. The program funds five kinds of activities:
- Travel grants (conferences/workshops).
- Internship support.
- Organizing workshops.
- Pilot studies.
- Dissemination events.
Applicants are required to create a profile page on the ACSS applications platform and submit both an online application and supporting documents depending on the type of funding requested Here.
Application materials can be submitted in Arabic, French or English. Only completed applications will be examined by the Selection Committee.
A complete application includes:
- Complete profile page on the ACSS applications platform from Here.
- Online application form from Here.
- Supplemental material specific to your particular funding request.
- CV/Resume of an applicant.
- Budget request form Here.
- Copy of passport or identification card.
Material needed to complete an application for a travel grant :
- Confirmation of presentation/participation at a reputable conference/training workshop (letter or email from the organizers indicating acceptance and whether any expenses will be covered, and a website link to the conference/workshop).
- Dates of conference/ workshop.
- Abstract of Paper (if applicable, maximum 250 words).
- Full paper to be presented (if applicable/available).
- A rationale for attending this conference/workshop and how this will advance the applicant’s research agenda/teaching pedagogy/activism/etc. (maximum 250 words) .
Material needed to complete an application for an internship:
- Confirmation of having secured an internship
- Description of the organization (including a link to its website)
- Narrative of the internship and how it relates to the themes of the Program (150 words)
- Letter from internship supervisor indicating learning outcomes for the intern and project(s) to be completed/researched
- Statement from the applicant on how the internship fits into the applicant’s career/research goals (maximum 500 words)
Material needed to complete an application to organize a workshop :
- Background and rationale for workshop (250 words)
- Proposed format of workshop (including a draft agenda)
- Intended presenters/audience and location of workshop
- Innovative approaches to be introduced in this workshop
- Proposed outputs of workshop (publication, activism, policy work, further collaboration, etc.)
Material needed to complete an application for a pilot study :
- Background and rationale for/significance of project (250 words)
- Literature Review and Theoretical Framework (maximum 2 pages)
- Methodology (maximum 1 page)
- Activities to be undertaken (e.g. interviews, fieldwork, proposals, etc.)
- Timeline for pilot study (short-term and limited to a maximum of 6 months)
- Proposed outputs of pilot study (publication, monograph, policy work, further collaboration, etc.)
Material needed to complete an application for a dissemination event:
- Background of project (250 words)
- Timeline for dissemination
- Activities to be undertaken as part of the dissemination
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Shorouk Nasser / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Shahira Aliwi / Syria ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team