2020 Media Development Seminar on Palestine Travel Fellowships

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Summer Program
June 24, 2020 to July 7, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Film and Film History, Middle East History / Studies, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

Program dates: June 24 - July 7, 2020 in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Applications due January 23, 2020
Awards announced March 23, 2020

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 4th Media Development Seminar (MDS) on Palestine competition 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.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities.  Applicants must be professors in journalism, film, communications, media or related departments at their universities.
  • 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.

Program contingent on funding.

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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