2018 U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

Palestine American Research Center

Deadline(s): 
January 17, 2017

June 20 -July 3, 2018 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Applications due January 17, 2018

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its ninth annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine. This two-week seminar is for U.S. professors with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. The program will host10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions; visits to Palestinian universities, research institutes, 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 their fields of interest in Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be full-time faculty members in any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, law, health, and sciences at recognized U.S. colleges or 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 (registration on PARC’s website).

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 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 and Community Colleges are especially encouraged to apply.

PARC will provide a travel stipend of up to $1,000 for airfare for two professors from Minority Serving Institutions (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.

(Program contingent upon funding.)

 For complete information, visit PARC’s website at http://parc-us-pal.org.

Contact Name: 
Samah Asfour
716-803-5441