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PARC at MESA 2018

PARC's two sponsored panels at the 2018 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in San Antonio, Texas November 15-18, 2018:

(5103) Resisting Enclosure: Movement Restrictions, the Built Environment, and Immobility in Palestine. Friday, 11/16/18 1:30PM

(5212) Culture and Revolution in Beirut: Counter-Narratives in Politics, Literature, and Art, Saturday. 11/17/18 5:30PM

For more information about past PARC panels at MESA, see our MESA page.

Also, visit MESA's web page at http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/annual-meeting/index.html.


MESA 2018 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2018 meeting. (pdf format)


PARC's five 2019-2020 research and travel fellowship competitions are now open! After reading all the information, please contact us with any questions. We look forward to YOUR application.

  1. NEH Research Fellowships for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training and are U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for the last three years.
  2. U.S. Research Fellowships for doctoral students and scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  3. Faculty Development Seminar travel fellowships for U.S. faculty members.
  4. Palestinian Research Fellowships for Palestinians who are doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD.
  5. CAORC Multi-country Research Fellowships for doctoral students and scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

To apply, please visit our online application system at https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com. Sign in to create an account and see fellowships for which you might be eligible.


2019-2020 NEH Fellowship Competition for
Scholars Conducting Humanities
Research in Palestine

Applications due January 14, 2019

Fellowship awards are $4,200 per month

PARC announces its 7th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) competition for research in Palestine for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Research must be a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months.

See the NEH/FPIRI Fellowships page to view the full announcement. To apply, please go to https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.


2019-2020 Fellowship Competition for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Application due January 7, 2019

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

PARC announces its 20th annual U.S. research fellowship competition for doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

See the U.S. Fellowships page to view the full announcement. To apply, please go to https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.


2019 Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine
Travel Fellowships
Two program dates for 2019: April 24 - May 7, 2019 and June 12 - 25, 2019
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 16, 2019

PARC announces its 10th Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine. This two-week seminar is for U.S. faculty members from any field of study who have a demonstrated interest in, but have little travel experience to, Palestine.

See the Faculty Development Seminar page to view the full announcement. To apply, please go to https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.


2019-2020 Fellowship Competition for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Pre-proposal applications due October 7, 2018

Fellowship awards from $4,000 to $6,000

Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal November 13, 2018
Full proposals due December 17, 2018
(only people invited to submit are eligible)

PARC announces its 20th annual Palestinian research fellowship competition for Palestinian doctoral students and Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD whose research will contribute to Palestinian studies.

See the Palestinian Fellowships page to view the full announcement. To apply, please go to https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.


Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Applications due January 24, 2019

Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each

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 for a minimum of 90 days in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

For further information and to apply, please go to https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

PARC is excited to bring back our PARC newsletters, offering information on our research fellows' work and a host of other PARC activities. Please click the button on the left to see the latest newsletter.


Responsive Preservation Initiative for
Cultural Heritage Resources

Application deadline June 1, 2018

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, CAORC announces the new Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources (CHRs). The RPI program will fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To learn more, visit https://www.jotform.com/CAORC/jm-kaplan-fund.

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