Call for Applications: ACSS Small Grants Program 2017, Cycles 1-4

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is pleased to announce the fourth cycle of its Small Grants Program on the themes of “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities”. The ACSS Small Grants Program (SGP) is a funding opportunity that aims to support scholars and professionals in the Arab region undertaking five kinds of activities: conference presentations, internships, pilot studies, dissemination events, and organizing workshops.

Small grants of $4,000 on average will be available to individual Arab researchers and activists residing in the Arab region, whose work focuses on Arab societies.

The two themes of the Small Grants Program are “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities.” The first topic, “Youth”, encompasses topics related to youth (defined roughly as those between the ages of 14 and 25) in the Arab world, and issues related to this age group (health, education, family, employment, civic engagement, etc.). The second topic, “Urban Spatial Inequalities”, focuses on systems, processes, and policies that increase or mitigate unequal access to housing, land, property and services in urban settings.

The deadline for applications is 3 November 2017.

For more information and for details on how to apply, please see the dedicated webpage or contact the ACSS at

The ACSS is a member of the ISSC.