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Nicholas Allen | January 6, 2020

The Middle East and African Cultures Teacher Fellows Program is a funded, eight-month intensive fellowship for teachers to explore Middle Eastern and African history, cultures, and diaspora through structured experiential learning experiences across North Carolina. Running March to December 2020, this program aims to enhance teacher expertise in Middle Eastern and African studies in part by making relevant connections to local communities. Visit to learn more, and see a video about the last program MEAC here.

Fellows will Receive:

  • Intensive and ongoing professional development throughout the year-long program
  • Access to scholars and community experts specializing in the Middle East and Africa, culturally competent pedagogy, and related topics
  • Free meals at each session, at the orientation, and culminating workshop
  • Up to 5.0 CEUs (upon completion of all program requirements)
  • A $300 stipend (upon completion of all program requirements)
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $200 (depending upon your distance from the site visits)
  • Substitute reimbursement (if your school can not cover the cost of a substitute for Friday workshops, fellows may request a substitute scholarship)

Eligibility & Application

This program is open to all currently practicing K-12 educators and curriculum coordinators in North Carolina who will be teaching in the next consecutive school year. Applicants must be able to attend March and December workshops, as well as travel to at least 3 out of 4 offered sessions throughout NC. Sessions will fall on weekdays and weekends, and Fellows will complete pre-reading assignments before each session.

Click here to download the MEAC Fellows Application Form.

Please submit completed applications as a PDF to

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST