Request for Proposals: Student Field Trips to the Jameel Prize Exhibition

Posted on December 12th, 2010 in Program Highlights

We are pleased to offer in collaboration with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)  a funding opportunity for middle- and high- school teachers to organize student field trips to the Jameel Prize Exhibition on display through March 10, 2013 at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Students will explore the exhibition in small groups of 15 and may receive a docent guided tour depending on availability. Four grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded.

The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition
This international exhibition presents the work of ten finalists for the 2011 Jameel Prize which explores long-established practices of Islamic art, craft, and design within a contemporary framework. It is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. Its presentation at Stanford is made possible through a collaboration between the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Cantor Arts Center and by the generous support of the Cantor Arts Center Members. More information about the exhibition is available here. Please click here for directions to the Cantor Art Center and its operation hours.

Applicants must be middle- or high- school teachers teaching 7th grade and higher in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco County. Priority will be given to teachers in public schools.

The grant may be used for travel and other costs associated with bringing middle- and high-school students to visit the Jameel Prize Exhibition at Cantor Arts Museum on Stanford campus. Please note that admission to the exhibition is free.

Grant recipients are expected to handle all logistics for the student field trip (including obtaining liability waivers for the participating students), and submit proper receipts for reimbursement. Grant recipients are also expected to submit a brief (1-to-2 page) report upon the completion of the field trip. The report should describe how the field trip has helped the teacher’s teaching of Islam, Muslim societies, and art, and also 1-page reflection papers by three students who participated in the field trip.

Application Procedure
Please complete the online form at  The submission deadline is 5 p.m. PST on January 21, 2013.  Applications received after this date will not be included in the review. For questions or alternate forms of proposal submission, please contact Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director, The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies) at burcak @

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