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PARC is pleased to announce our 2015-16 competitions. Please see the information below about each competition and click on the corresponding page for the full announcement and application information.


2015-16 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for
Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Humanities Research in Palestine

Full proposals due December 22, 2014
Awards announced March 10, 2015

Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award.

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

Click here to view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2015-16 Fellowship Competition for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Full proposals due December 22, 2014
Awards announced March 10, 2015

Fellowship awards from $6,000 - $9,000

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 16th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click here to view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2015 Faculty Development Seminar
May 14-25, 2015
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 9, 2015
Awards announced March 3, 2015

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its sixth 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.

Click here to view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


2015-16 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Fellowship awards from $3,000 to $6,000
Pre-proposal applications due 2 September 2014
Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal 11 October 2014
Full proposals due 15 November 2014
(only people invited to submit are eligible)
Awards announced 8 March 2015

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 16th annual competition for Palestinian doctoral and post-doctoral reseach fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click here to view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


PARC at MESA

Below is a summary of PARC's activities at the 2014 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, DC.

  1. A Gathering for Fellows, members, and anyone interested in PARC on Saturday, November 22 from 4 to 5 pm, Johnson (M)

  2. Three PARC-sponsored panels:
    • Settler-Colonialism and the Study of Zionism: Erasure, Transfer and Assimilation, Sunday, November 23 at 11:00 am
    • Bridging the Rupture of 1948: The "Decolonization" and Erasure of Mandate Palestine, Monday, November 24 at 2:30 pm
    • Beyond National Cartographies: Space, Place and Time in Palestinian Literature, Monday, November 24 at 5:00 pm

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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