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PARC 2023-2024 Fellowships for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

PARC 2023-2024 Fellowships for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Humanities and Social Science Field-Based Research on Palestine

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)

announces its 24thannual Palestinian research fellowship competition

for research in the humanities and social sciences that will contribute to Palestinian Studies.

Applicants must be Palestinian doctoral students or Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD.

Palestinians may apply regardless of their country of residence or ID.


Applications due November 29, 2022 (No applications accepted after the deadline)        

Awards announced April 3, 2023

Fellowship awards up to a maximum of $6,000

Awardees will have until December 31, 2024 to complete their research

All applications must be submitted through our online application system


To apply for a research fellowship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Research must contribute to Palestinian Studies. Research must be in the humanities or social sciences and can include interdisciplinary studies. Scientific research is not eligible for this competition. Scientific proposals will not be evaluated.
  • Research must take place in Palestine, Jordan, or Lebanon. Research proposals on the occupied Golan Heights are welcome if in a comparative framework with Palestine.
  • Field research must be for a minimum of two months up to a maximum of one year.
  • Individual and joint research projects are eligible for this competition, i.e. research can be done by a group of researchers.
  • Applicants must be scholars who have earned their PhD, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program.
  • By the time research commences, doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for their degree except the dissertation. First and second year PhD students are not eligible. Only PhD students who have defended their dissertation proposals are eligible. The fellowship will not cover tuition.
  • Researchers without a doctorate but with a record of academic publication are eligible to apply (not less than 10 refereed articles).
  • Master's degree holders without a record of academic publication are only eligible to apply for a joint research project with a lead researcher who holds a PhD.
  • Applications are especially encouraged from and about the Gaza Strip and from PhD students and junior faculty.
  • Scholars who received a PARC fellowship in the last three years as well as scholars who received two PARC fellowships are not eligible to apply.
  • Palestinians who are also U.S. citizens may apply either to the Palestinian Research Fellowship competition or the U.S. Research Fellowship competition. They may not apply to both competitions in the same year.
  • Proposals that do not meet minimum standards or are incomplete will not be considered.

Applications must be in English and include the following: 

  • Application form
  • Abstract (max 350 words)
  • Service component
  • Research proposal (max 2,500 words)
  • Budget
  • CV
  • Transcripts for PhD students only
  • ID and passport information
  • Two letters of recommendation


For complete information and to access an application, visit the PARC website .