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Our Mission: To improve scholarship about Palestinian affairs, expand the pool of experts knowledgeable about the Palestinians, and strengthen linkages among Palestinian, American, and foreign research institutions and scholars.

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PARC's six 2020-2021 research and travel fellowship competitions are now closed. Please be sure to check back in September 2020 when we will open our 2021 competitions. The listings below have been left on the website for informational purposes.

  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. DEADLINE EXTENSION TO JANUARY 20, 2020.
  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. DEADLINE EXTENSION TO JANUARY 22, 2020.
  4. Media Development Seminar travel fellowships for U.S. faculty members.
  5. Palestinian Research Fellowships for Palestinian doctoral students and Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD.
  6. 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. Create an account (sign up), confirm registration, enter eligibility, and view awards for which you might be eligible.


2020-2021 NEH/FPIRI Fellowships for
Scholars Conducting Humanities
Research in Palestine

Deadline Extension: Applications due January 20, 2020

Fellowship awards are $4,200 per month

PARC announces its 8th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) competition for scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Research must be a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consectutive months. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for the last three years.

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


2020-2021 Fellowships for
U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based
Research on Palestine

Application due January 6, 2020

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

PARC announces its 21st 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.


2020 Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine
Travel Fellowships
June 3 - June 16, 2020
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Deadline extension: Applications due January 22, 2020

PARC announces its 11th Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants may come from any field of study.

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


2020 Media Development Seminar on Palestine
Travel Fellowships
June 24 - July 7, 2020
in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 23, 2020

PARC announces its 4th Media Development Seminar (MDS) for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants must be from fields related to journalism, film, communications, or media.

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


2020-2021 Fellowships for
Palestinian Scholars Conducting
Field-Based Research on Palestine

Pre-proposal applications due October 8, 2019

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

Notification of invitation to submit a
full proposal November 13, 2019
Full proposals due December 16, 2019
(only people invited to submit are eligible)

PARC announces its 21st annual Palestinian research fellowship competition for Palestinian doctoral students and Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Proposed research must 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 23, 2020

Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 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.

See the CAORC website at https://www.caorc.org to view the full announcement. 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.


PARC at MESA 2019

PARC's is sponsoring a panel, a roundtable, a discussion, and a film at the 2019 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in New Orleans, November 14-17, 2019:

(P5441) New Directions in Mental Health in Palestine. Saturday, 11/16/19 at 11:00AM Co-sponsored with Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies (AMECYS)

(R5437) Doing Palestine While Palestinian: Overcoming the Fragmentation of Our Intellectual Diaspora. Saturday, 11/16/19 at 5:30PM

Organizing faculty-led, student trips to Palestine: A conversation on opportunities, obstacles and best practices. Facilitated by the Palestinian American Research Center. Friday, 11/15/19 at 5:30PM (5-Rampart)

Film: Imprisoning a Generation. Saturday, 11/16/19 at 1:05PM Co-sponsored with Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies (AMECYS)

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.


MESA 2019 Highlights

Please click here to view a listing of panels and presentations on Palestine at the Middle East Studies Association's 2019 meeting. (pdf format)

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