QFI & Duke Summer Institute

In partnership with Duke University’s Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies Centers, QFI holds an annual summer institute for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers that explores different themes about the Middle East.

During the five-day institute, teachers deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants learn from scholars and community experts, study authentic texts, and participate in experiential learning activities. You have the opportunity to learn from the other teachers attending, who are selected from different communities and grade levels across a variety of disciplines.

Throughout the institute, teachers work in groups or individually to develop curriculum or materials for classroom use. Specialists on the Middle East are available to help participants link content learned with pedagogical practice, and gain resources and teaching strategies to engage students in developing new perspectives of the region.

All expenses are covered for selected participants.


This year’s institute dates and location:

June 23-28, 2019

Duke University, Durham, NC

Application Deadline

March 31 at 11:59 pm EST

How To Participate

View below for the full program announcement along with QFI’s grants management portal.

Program Announcement   Apply Now

For any questions regarding the program, contact Emma Harver at harver@email.unc.edu.

For any questions regarding the application process, contact culture@qfi.org.