MECP Co-Funding Program

MECP Co-Funding Program

The MECP is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Co-Funding Program, which serves to advance diversity and inclusion on campus. Students and faculty can receive up to $1000 from the Middle Eastern Cultural Programs (MECP) to help with co-funding or co-sponsoring projects.

Projects should be related to Middle Eastern cultures and can include research, artwork, or workshops. All undergraduate students, graduate students, and UConn faculty/ staff members are eligible to apply for this fund.

The goals of this program include:

  1. Encourage non-Middle Eastern students and faculty to work on projects that are related to Middle Eastern cultures.
  2. Support Middle Eastern students and faculty to share their cultures through academic projects open to everyone on campus.
  3. Help undergraduate and graduate students to develop interest in Middle Eastern cultures and to build connections for their future careers.


  1. The proposal should be less than 1000 words in a pdf format.
  2. The proposal must include these sections:
    • A summary about your project
    • How would this fund support your project
    • How is it related to Middle Eastern cultures
  3. Send your proposal to with “MECP Co-Funding Proposal” as the subject.
  4. The deadline for this program is December 31st.
receive up to $1000, apply to mecp's co-funding program today