U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine

2024 U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine Travel Fellowships


Program dates: June 27 – July 10, 2024 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications due January 22, 2024
Awards announced February 16, 2024

On October 13, PARC held an informational webinar for interested applicants. To watch the recording, click here.

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 4th Media Development Seminar (MDS) on Palestine competition for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants must be from fields related to journalism, film, communications, or media. The program will host 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in roundtable discussions; visits to university media departments, local media outlets, and cultural and civil society organizations; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian colleagues. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions.

In the event that we are not able to travel to Palestine in 2024, we will provide awardees and alternates with a one-year, virtual MDS program on Palestine. The program will include webinars from Palestinian organizations, virtual meetings at Palestinian universities, and more until we are all able to travel together.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be faculty members in the fields of journalism, film, communication, or media at recognized U.S. colleges or universities.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
  • Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching, research, and/or other projects. 
  • Be willing to use their skills and experience to benefit Palestinian colleagues and institutions.
  • Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page on our website for more information.

PARC will make all arrangements for the program, including hotel, site visits, tours, and meetings with Palestinian colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses in Palestine during the program for group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. International travel and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or their institution. In cases of demonstrated need, limited funding is available to cover partial costs for international travel.

Professors from Community Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply. PARC will provide three travel stipends up to $1,000 each for airfare for professors from these institutions

Funding for these three participants is provided by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through an agreement with CAORC.