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  1. Funding

U-M Faculty

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies engages with faculty from schools and colleges across the University of Michigan campus. The program draws upon the expertise of nearly 70 faculty affiliates who are distinguished scholars of the Middle Eastern and North African region in fields such as anthropology, political science, history, classical studies, language, and literature.

While the program focuses on the modern Middle East, many courses are offered that demonstrate the connection between ancient and modern history and contemporary affairs in the region including training through advanced levels of contemporary language courses of the region—Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. 

If you are a U-M faculty member interested in becoming affiliated with CMENAS, please contact

CMENAS Faculty Associates are eligible for funding »

Non-UM Scholars and Educators

CMENAS is committed to spreading awareness and knowledge of topics related to MENA through a variety of outreach efforts that bring resources to K-12 institutions.

Through our outreach initiatives and through collaborations with the School of Education, the Department of Music Education at the School of Music, Theater & Dance, and other area studies centers at the International Institute, CMENAS works to incorporate content into the curriculums in Michigan school districts. 

Funding for non-UM scholars and educators »