2020 Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine Travel Fellowships

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Summer Program
District Of Columbia,
June 3, 2020 to June 16, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Humanities, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, World History / Studies

Program dates: June 3 - June 16, 2020 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 15, 2020
Awards announced March 16, 2020

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 11th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine competition for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but with 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. 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.
Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be full-time faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants may come from any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health, and sciences.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
  • Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
  • Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page on our website for more information.

PARC will make all arrangements for the program, including hotel, site visits, tours, and meetings with Palestinian colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses for in-country, group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. International travel and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or her/his/their university. In cases of demonstrated need, there is limited funding available to cover partial costs for international travel.
Professors from Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges are especially encouraged to apply.
PARC will provide three travel stipends up to $1,000 each for airfare for professors from Minority Serving Institutions and/or Community Colleges.

Funding for these three participants is provided by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through an agreement with CAORC.

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

Contact Info: 

Hank Pin
Office Manager
Palestinian American Research Center

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