PARC 2020-2021 Fellowship Competitions Now Open

The Palestinian American Research Center is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 fellowship competitions:

-The 8th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition is for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months for scholars who have earned their PhD or have completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Fellowship awards are for $4,200 per month of research. Applications are due January 13, 2020.

-The 21st annual U.S. research fellowship competition is for research that will contribute to Palestinian Studies. Any area of study will be considered, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, public health and applied sciences. Applicants must be doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD and must be U.S. citizens. Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon. Fellowship awards range from $6,000 to $9,000. Applications are due January 6, 2020.

-The 11th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine competition is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applicants may be 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. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge about their fields of interest in Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions. The FDS program dates for 2020 are June 3 – June 16, 2020. Applications are due January 15, 2020.

-The 4th Media Development Seminar (MDS) on Palestine competition is 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. The Program will host 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in roundtable discussions; visits to university media departments, local media outlets, and cultural and civil society organizations; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian colleagues. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions. The MDS program dates for 2020 are June 24 – July 7, 2020. Applications are due January 23, 2020.

For complete information on these fellowships, visit PARC's website at http://parc-us-pal.org .

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