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PARC is pleased to announce seven 2016 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. Doctoral and post-doctoral Research Fellowships for Palestinians.
  4. Faculty Development Seminar travel fellowships for professors who U.S. citizens.
  5. Media Development Seminar travel fellowships for professors who are U.S. citizens.
  6. CAORC Multi-country Research Fellowships.
  7. CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships.

Summary information is below with full details on the related pages of our website.


2016-17 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for
Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Humanities Research in Palestine

Full proposals due January 8, 2016
Awards announced March 15, 2016

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

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2016-17 Fellowship Competition for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Full proposals due December 17, 2015
Awards announced March 18, 2016

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

PARC announces its 17th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

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2016-17 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Pre-proposal applications due September 30, 2015
Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal November 10, 2015
Full proposals due December 17, 2015
(only people invited to submit are eligible)
Awards announced March 28, 2016

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

PARC announces its 17th annual competition for Palestinian doctoral and post-doctoral reseach fellowships in Palestinian studies.

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2016 Faculty Development Seminar
May 19-30, 2016
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 11, 2016
Awards announced March 8, 2016

PARC announces itsseventh 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.

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2016 Media Development Seminar
July 14-25, 2016
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 13, 2016
Awards announced March 11, 2016

PARC announces itssecond Media Development Seminar on Palestine specifically designed for professors of journalism, film, and media. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Full proposals due January 30, 2016
Awards announced April 2016

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers 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.

Applications available at caorc.fluidreview.org in September 2015.


Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean
Regional Research Fellowship Program

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Full proposals due January 15, 2016
Awards announced April 2016

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers offers a focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and doctoral candidates or scholars who obtained a Ph.D. in September 2006 or later. Research must be three to nine months. Awards not to exceed $33,500. Funding for this program provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applications available at caorc.fluidreview.org in September 2015.

For more information on the Mediterranean Regional and Multi-Country Fellowship programs visit caorc.org.


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 http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/annual-meeting/index.html.


MESA 2014 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2014 meeting. (pdf format)

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