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PARC is pleased to announce five 2017-18 travel and research fellowship competitions.

  1. NEH Research Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens or who have lived in the U.S. for the last three years.
  2. U.S. Research Fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens.
  3. Faculty Development Seminar travel fellowships for U.S. professors.
  4. CAORC Multi-country Research Fellowships.
  5. Doctoral and post-doctoral Research Fellowships for Palestinians.

Summary information is below and on the web page for each specific program. Please note, the Palestinian fellowship competition is now closed. The other three competitions are now open with deadlines in January 2017.

We have a new online application system. Please visit to apply. Sign in to create an account and see fellowships for which you might be eligible.

2017-18 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for
Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Humanities Research in Palestine

Full proposals due January 16, 2017
Awards announced March 16, 2017

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.

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

See the NEH/FPIRI Fellowships pageto view the full announcement. To apply, please go to

2017-18 Fellowship Competition for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Full proposals due January 9, 2017
Awards announced March 20, 2017

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

PARC announces its 18th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

See the the U.S. Fellowship pageto view the full announcement. To apply, please go to

2017 Faculty Development Seminar
May 17-30, 2017
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 12, 2017
Awards announced March 14, 2017

PARC announces itseighth Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine. This two-week seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

See the FDS pageto view the full announcement. To apply, please go to

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Full proposals due January 2017
Awards announced April 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. citizens who are doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Fellowships are supported with funding from the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural.

Full information on these research fellowships will be available in late September. You may consult!fellowships/c17cq for information on last year's competition.

2017-18 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Pre-proposal applications due October 5, 2016
Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal November 10, 2016
Full proposals due December 15, 2016
(only people invited to submit are eligible)
Awards announced April 3, 2017

Fellowship awards from $3,000 to $6,000

PARC announces its 18th annual competition for Palestinian doctoral and post-doctoral reseach fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click hereto view the full announcement, pre-proposal application, and submission instructions.

PARC at MESA 2015

Below are PARC's three, sponsored panels at the 2015 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Denver, CO, November 21-24, 2015.

  1. [P4047] Palestinian Decolonization and the Politics of Self Representation, 1948-67 (Monday, 11/23/15 5:00pm)
  2. [P4075] Palestinian Childhoods: Negotiating a Place of Their Own (Monday, 11/23/15 8:30am)
  3. [P4173] Art and Politics in the Wake of the Second Intifada: Between Crisis and Transformation Co-sponsored with AMCA (Sunday, 11/22/15 11:00am)

For more information about these panels, see our MESA page or visit MESA's official web page at

MESA 2015 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2015 meeting. (pdf format)

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