NEH Fellowships

2023-2024 NEH Fellowships for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

Applications due January 16, 2023
Awards announced March 24, 2023

Fellowship awards $5,000 per month for a minimum of four up to a maximum of ten months of research
Awardees will have until December 31, 2024 to complete their research

On November 10, PARC held an informational webinar for interested applicants. To view the recording, go to this link: https://www.parc-us-pal.org/application-resources/
  

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 11th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Applicants must be scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the last three years.

Information about the fellowship competition:

  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, languages and linguistics, archaeology, and jurisprudence. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered. Research must also contribute to Palestinian Studies.
  • Applicants must be scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training.
  • Applicants must propose a minimum of four up to a maximum of ten consecutive months of research that takes place in the West Bank.
  • Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding.
  • Applicants may be U.S. citizens living in the United States or abroad. Applicants may also be foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications include the following:

  • Application form
  • Abstract (350 words max)
  • Service component (not mandatory for this competition)
  • Research proposal (2,500 word max)
  • CV
  • Passport information
  • Two letters of recommendation

Evaluation criteria:

  • Research topic significant, under-researched, original, or new perspective
  • Contribution to the Humanities, your field of study, and Palestinian Studies
  • Clear plan for publication
  • Appropriateness of methodology
  • Feasibility of research design
  • Your qualifications, including the requisite knowledge, experience, and skills to complete the project
  • Justification for why your research needs to be conducted in the field


Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).