Tanya Baker-Asad Scholarship

2024-2025 Tanya Baker-Asad Scholarship for Gazan Women Pursuing PhDs 

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The Palestinian American Research Center announces the PARC Tanya Baker-Asad Scholarship for Gazan women pursuing PhDs in the humanities and social sciences. The Scholarship was established in honor of the late Tanya Baker-Asad, an anthropologist, a feminist, and a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause. A woman of great integrity and compassion, and with a strong sense of justice, Tanya Baker-Asad was a researcher and a teacher who remained steadfast in her commitment to improving the lives of women, particularly those living under conditions of hardship and political repression. The Tanya Baker-Asad Scholarship was established by Baker-Asad’s husband, Talal Asad. 


Applications due July 15, 2024
Awards announced August 15, 2024

Scholarship awards from $5,000 up to $25,000, with up to 5 awards given this cycle

On Tuesday, June 25 PARC will hold an informational webinar for interested applicants. To register, click here.

Qualified applicants should either be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences at an accredited university anywhere in the world. The maximum Scholarship award for the academic year 2024-2025 is $25,000. The Scholarship may be used for any expenses related to the pursuit of the degree (e.g. tuition, research expenses, dissertation write-up support, living expenses).


Information about the fellowship competition:

  • Applicants must be women of Palestinian heritage from Gaza.
  • Applicants must be scholars enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in a PhD  program at an accredited university anywhere in the world. 
  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, anthropology, sociology, economics, history, philosophy, religious studies, political science, psychology, geography, literature, languages and linguistics, archaeology, art history, media studies, and film studies.
  • The Scholarship can be used for any expenses related to the pursuit of the degree (e.g. tuition, research expenses, dissertation write-up support, living expenses).
  • Previous awardees are not eligible though previous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications include the following:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement (maximum 1,000 words)
  • Research statement (maximum 1,000 words)
  • Academic transcripts (BA, MA, and PhD if currently enrolled)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget (maximum of $25,000)
  • Other funding support
  • Information page from passport, laissez-passer, or travel document
  • Two letters of recommendation

Evaluation criteria:

  • Primary criterion is the overall excellence of the application
  • Clear and compelling statement of purpose
  • Qualifications demonstrate the potential to undertake or continue a PhD
  • Strong support from recommenders

 

The Tanya Baker-Asad Scholarship is supported by the Tanya Baker-Asad Fund