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Suad Joseph Undergraduate Student Research Award

All undergraduate students working on the middle east and/or south Asia topics and taking courses related to the middle east or south Asia qualify for the award. Qualification can be met by doing a 92 or 192, 98 or 198, 99 or 199 or 194H with a professor on a ME/SA related topic - or by taking a course on the middle east or south Asia or their diaspora.


 Suad Joseph Undergraduate Student Research Awards is now open for applications. The award is made possible as a result of a donation by Suad Joseph, Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, from the proceedings of the UC Davis Teaching and Research Prize awarded in May 2014.

  1. Three to five awards of $500 each will be awarded for undergraduate students working on Middle East or South Asia topics either through a course on the Middle East or South Asia or through a 92, 192, 98, 198, 99 or 199 or 194H on a ME/SA related topic.
  2. The student’s research proposal must focus on research concerning the Middle East and/or South Asia or their diaspora. 
  3. The application: The application should be in the form of a research proposal, typed single spaced, a maximum of 300 words, 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1” margins. The title of the proposal should be on the cover page. The applicant’s name, department, date, and year in the program in the upper right hand side of the cover page. The pages need to be numbered at the bottom center.  A copy of the applicants informal transcript should be attached to the application. Funds are only for research expenses, not for stipend or living expenses. The proposal should very briefly answer these questions to the best of your abilities:

                             1.  What is your research question?

                             2.  What is your answer to the question?

                             3.   Why is your answer a plausible answer to the question?

                             4.   Why should we answer this question?

 4. Letter of recommendation:  One letter from a professor who will be mentoring the student on the research. The student are to sign up for a 92 or 192, 98 or 198, 99 or 199, 194H  or a course on the Middle East or South Asia with the understanding that the faculty member commits to mentoring the student to carry out the research.  Funds may be spent on research related costs, with the approval of the faculty mentor.

5. Results: The awardees will be expected to present their research results in Spring 2019 in the ME/SA Student Symposium and the UCD Undergraduate Research Conference.

6. Applications must be submitted before 5pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2018. Results will be announced by December, 2018

7. Submit the applications to: