2017 U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

2017 U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

May 17 - May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 12, 2017
Awards announced March 14, 2017

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its eighth 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.

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, 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 local arrangements for the seminar and will cover all group expenses in-country. Round trip international travel from the U.S. to Tel Aviv and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or his/her university. In cases of demonstrated need, there is limited funding available to cover partial costs for international travel.

Professors from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Community Colleges are encouraged to apply.

PARC will provide up to a $1,000 travel stipend for airfare for two professors from MSIs and one professor from a community college. 

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.

Please visit our online application system at https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.