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PARC is pleased to announce our 2015-16 competition for Palestinian researchers. Pre-proposals are due on 2 September 2014. Please see the announcement below.

PARC will announce the 2015-16 competitions for NEH/FPIRI Fellowships, U.S. Research Fellowships, and the Faculty Development Seminar in September 2014.  Proposals will be due at the end of December 2014. For information about last year's competitions and guidelines, please see the pages on our website for NEH/FPIRI Fellowships, U.S. Fellowships, and the Faculty Development Seminar.

2015-16 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Fellowship awards from $3,000 to $6,000
Pre-proposal applications due 2 September 2014
Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal 11 October 2014
Full proposals due 15 November 2014
(only people invited to submit are eligible)
Awards announced 8 March 2015

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 16th annual competition for Palestinian doctoral and post-doctoral reseach fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Click here to view the full announcement, application, and submission instructions.


Below is a summary of PARC's activities at the 2014 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, DC.

  1. A Gathering for Fellows, members, and anyone interested in PARC on Saturday, November 22 from 4 to 5 pm, Johnson (M)

  2. Three PARC-sponsored panels:
    • Bridging the Rupture of 1948: The "Decolonization" and Erasure of Mandate Palestine, Monday, November 24 at 2:30 pm
    • Settler-Colonialism and the Study of Zionism: Erasure, Transfer and Assimilation, Sunday, November 23 at 11:00 am
    • Beyond National Cartographies: Space, Place and Time in Palestinian Literature, Monday, November 24 at 5:00 am

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

MESA 2013 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2013 meeting. (pdf format)

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