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Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday, February 5. All materials to be sent by email. Please consider applying and pass on the information to your colleagues.

Media Development Seminar (MDS) Application Deadline Extended to January 29. All materials to be sent by email. Please consider applying and pass on the information to your colleagues.


2014 U.S. Faculty Development
Seminar on Palestine
May 15-26, 2014 in
Jerusalem and the West Bank

Complete applications due January 24, 2014
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 5, 2014
Awards announced March 3, 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its fifth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include lectures, workshops, and visits to local universities and other related institutions in the West Bank.

Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.

Click hereáto view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2014 U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine
June 5 ľ June 16, 2014
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Complete applications due January 20, 2014
EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 29, 2014
Awards announced February 28, 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces theáfirst Media Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. journalism/media faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include visiting university media departments and local media outlets as well as meeting with Palestinian scholars and members of Palestinian media community, civil society and government.

Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues both in academia and the media sector.

Click hereáto view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2014-15 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

Fellowship awards range from
four to eight consecutive months.
Selected fellows are awarded
$4,200 per month of the award.

Complete applications due January 18, 2014
Awards announced March 10, 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces itsásecond National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships for humanities research in Palestine.

Click hereáto view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2014-15 Fellowship Competition for
U.S. Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research
on Palestine

Fellowship awards from $6,000 to $9,000
Complete applications due January 6, 2014
Awards announced March 10, 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 15th annual competition for U.S. doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click hereáto view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2014-15 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Fellowship awards from $3,000 to $6,000
Pre-proposal applications due 2 October 2013
Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal 11 November 2013
Full proposals due 20 December 2013
(only people invited to submit are eligible)
Awards announced 8 March 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 15th annual competition for Palestinian doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click hereáto view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


Additional CAORC Fellowships

For additional fellowships for studies on Palestine, see the Council of American Overseas Research Center's Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program and Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program.


PARC at MESA

Below is a summary of PARC's activities at the 2013 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in New Orleans.

  1. Fellows and member gathering on Thursday, October 10 from 4 to 5 pm, Napoleon D1 (3rd floor)

  2. Three PARC-sponsored panels:
    • The Palenstinians in Syria: Their Past, Present and Changing Realities (Co-Sponsored with Syrian Studies Association), Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 am
    • Tourism, Solidarity, Intervention and Management: Negotiating International Presence in the Post-Oslo West Bank, Friday, October 11 at 8:30 am
    • Crossing Boundaries in Ottoman and Mandate Palestine, Saturday, October 12 at 8:30 am

For more information about these panels, see our MESA page or visit MESA's official web page at http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/annual-meeting/index.html.


MESA 2013 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2013 meeting. (pdf format)

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