To support research collaborations between MESP faculty and undergraduate students, the program will award two Undergraduate RA Fellowships for the current academic year ($ 1,000 each). The fellowship will be awarded to SU faculty who work on MES-related (broadly defined) research projects to hire undergraduate students to work as RAs on the project. Interested faculty should submit their applications by November 15, 2021. To apply, faculty should send an email to Havva Karakas-Keles at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the research project and job description for the RA to be hired. If the student is already known, please include their CV and a transcript. Funding decisions will be made by November 30, 2021. Funds should be used by May 15, 2022. At the end of the project, RAs will submit a one-page report explaining what they have learned and how their involvement has affected their knowledge and understanding of the MENA region. Students need not be MES majors/minors but should have a minimum GPA of 3.2.