The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its sixth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.
PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions, tours of historic cities, and visits to local universities, research institutes, and cultural institutions in the West Bank.
Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.
Awards announced March 3, 2015
- 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 for more information.
PARC will make all arrangements for the program including tours, site visits and meetings with Palestinian academic colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses for in-country, group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. International airfare and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member. In cases of demonstrated need, PARC will consider partial funding for international travel.
PARC will provide a $1,000 travel stipend for airfare for three professors from minority serving institutions and/or professors who are minority scholars. 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.
(Please note that the 2015 FDS Program is contingent upon funding.)