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PARC's 2022-2023 fellowship competitions are now open! After reading all the information and checking the corresponding page on our website, please contact us with any questions. We look forward to YOUR application.

  1. NEH/FPIRI Research Fellowships for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Applicants must be 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. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Palestinian Research Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants must be Palestinian doctoral students or Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants may apply regardless of their country of residence or ID.
  4. Faculty Development Seminar for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants may come from any field of study. 
  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.smapply.org/. Register for an applicant account (Register), and view awards for which you might be eligible.

For information on our Media Development Seminar (MDS), please consult the MDS page on our website.


2022-2023 NEH/FPIRI Fellowships for
Scholars Conducting Humanities
Research in Palestine

Applications due January 10, 2022

Fellowship awards $5,000 per month

PARC announces its 10th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) competition for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for the last three years. Research must be a minimum of four up to a maximum of ten consecutive months. Appplicants will have until December 31, 2023 to complete their research.

See the NEH/FPIRI Fellowships page to view the full announcement.


2022-2023 Fellowships for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Applications due January 3, 2022

Fellowship awards up to a maximum of $9,000

PARC announces its 23rd annual U.S. research fellowship competition for doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants will have until December 31, 2023 to complete their research.

See the U.S. Fellowships page to view the full announcement.


2022-2023 Fellowships for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications due December 6, 2021

Fellowship awards up to a maximum of $6,000

PARC announces its 23rd annual Palestinian research fellowship competition for Palestinian doctoral students and Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Proposed research must be in the humanities and social sciences and contribute to Palestinian studies. Scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition. Scientific proposals will not be considered and will not be evaluated.

See the Palestinian Fellowships page to view the full announcement.


2022-2023 Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

Applications due December 20, 2021

Two program dates: May 19 - May 31, 2022
or June 16 - June 28, 2022

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 13th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine competition for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants may come from any field of study. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in roundtable discussions; visits to Palestinian universities, research institutes, and cultural institutions; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian colleagues.    

See the Faculty Development Seminar page  to view the full announcement.


Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

(Research at PARC included in this program)

Applications due November 16, 2021

Nine awards of $11,500 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 PhD. 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 (PARC is one of the qualifying centers). See the CAORC website at https://www.caorc.org to view the full announcement.


PARC at MESA 2021

PARC is sponsoring two panels at the 2021 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), which will be held virtually:

(P6494) Reciprocal Mobilization in the Politics of BDS: Strategy, Competition, and Wars of Position. Tuesday, 11/30/2021 at 2:00PM

(P6517) Shrinking Spaces, Excluded Communities, and Transformed Environments: Exploring Health and Environment Among Palestinians through Eco-Social Approaches. Thursday, 12/02/2021 at 11:30AM

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

Also, visit MESA's web page at https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting.


MESA 2021 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2021 annual meeting. (pdf format)



 

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