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The Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies supports research projects with high scientific potential through the Strategic Research Area (SRA): Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW). Researchers at Lund University are invited to apply to the following calls.

Calls and important dates 2021

1/3 Project proposal

CMES encourages research collaboration between scholars from different disciplines within Lund University. It funds one new interdisciplinary three-year project per year within the MECW-research program.

1/3 CMES writing retreat

CMES supports writing retreats at the Centre for researchers at Lund University that focus on Middle East research. The aim of the writing retreat is to prepare and finalise an article, book chapter, edited volume or a book for publication. Four writing retreats will be granted for the autumn of 2021.

30/4 Deadline for submission of project proposal and application of CMES writing retreat

3/5 Calls seed-money and conference/workshop participation

14/6 Deadline for submission of applications for seed-money, field work, conference/workshop participation


Karin Aggestam, CMES director, MECW coordinator
Karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
+46-46 222 49 23
Ronny Berndtsson, dep CMES director, dep MECW coordinator
Ronny [dot] berndtsson [at] tvrl [dot] lth [dot] se
+46-46 222 89 86
Applications should be sent to
ansokan [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se