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PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Palestinian American Research Center

PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Fellowship awards from $6,000 to $10,000
Full proposals due January 12, 2012
Awards announced March 12, 2012

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 13th annual competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

  • Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and science. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition.
  • Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.
  • PARC funding is for one year only.
  • Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program. Doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time the research commences. The fellowship will not cover tuition fees. Senior researchers without doctorates but with a record of academic publication are eligible. Applicants with a master’s degree may only apply jointly with a post-doctoral scholar.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be PARC members. See the PARC website for membership information.
  • Individual and joint research projects are eligible.
  • Former PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications from women are especially encouraged.

In addition to sending all application materials by email to, applicants must send four copies of the full application (except for letters of recommendation) to:

PARC, Penelope Mitchell, Executive Director, 6520 East Halbert Road, Bethesda, MD 20817-5414

For more information on PARC, PARC membership, and the application process, go to or contact us at

Palestinians who are not U.S. citizens should direct inquiries to:

Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz, Palestine Director, at Palestinian applicants must submit a preproposal to PARC’s Palestine office by October 25, 2011.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau through an agreement with CAORC.

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