2003-2004 Fellowship Write-Ups

2002-2003 Fellowship Write-Ups


Palestinian American Research Center,
awards for 2002-03:

Dr. Thomas Abowd, professor at Temple University: post-doc to travel to Jerusalem in the summer of 2003 to complete his analysis of "Jewish-Arab Relations and the Spatial Dimensions of Everyday Life in British Colonial Jerusalem, 1917-1948."

Dr. Frank Afflitto: post-doc to apply GIS techniques to analyze violence by Israeli armed forces as a way to restructure access to land and resources, with particular emphasis on the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Yousef Daoud, economics professor at Birzeit University: post-doc using Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics data to analyze "The Gender Gap and Returns to Schooling in Palestine."

Dr. Amal Jamal, political science professor at Tel Aviv University: post-doc to examine "The Politics of `Minority Media' in Ethno-National States: The Roles of Arab Media in Israel."

Ms. Laleh Khalil, Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University: travel to Lebanon for her dissertation research on "Citizens of an Unborn Kingdom: Stateless Refugees, Commemoration and Contention."

Ms. Mezna Qato, Ph.D. candidate in history at St. Antony's College, Oxford: travel to Palestine in spring 2003, after conducting research in Jordan under a grant from the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR), for her dissertation research on "Narrating the Catastrophe: Counter-Nationalism and Palestinian Historiography."

Ms. Shira Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in history at Stanford University: field research in Israel in the summer of 2002 for her dissertation "From Palestinian Subjects to `Arab Minorities' and Back Again: A Social History of Palestinians Under Israeli Military Rule (1948-1966)."

Mr. Musa Abdel Karim Srour, Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Provence: research in Jerusalem during the winter of 2002-2003 for this dissertation on "The Process of Transformation of the Pious Foundations (Waqf) Toward Private Property in
Jerusalem, 1858-1917."

Mr. Haim Yacobi, Ph.D. candidate in geography at Ben Gurion University: travel to London for archival research in connection with his dissertation on "Urban Ethnocracy: The Construction of a City and Identities."



Research Fellowships in Palestinian Studies, 2005-2006 Academic Year

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its fifth annual competition for post-doctoral and/or doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies for the academic year 2005-2006. Field of study and historical time period are open.

Fellowships will be granted for tenures of typically three to four months, and for amounts typically ranging from $4,500 to $6,000. Up to $1,000 may be provided for travel expenses depending upon circumstances. Applicants must be (post-doctoral) scholars or full-time graduate students enrolled in a recognized degree program. Graduate students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time research commences. Applicants may seek additional funding from other sources, but in the case of multiple awards PARC must be notified and reserves the right to modify or cancel its fellowship offer.

An application must consist of the following:

  • five copies of a completed fellowship application form

  • five copies of a project description not exceeding 2,500 words, including importance of research topic, methodology, literature review, applicant's qualifications, applicant's nationality, time frame, and budget

  • five copies of a curriculum vitae
    three letters of recommendation

  • five copies of a notice of other applications and grant history

  • pre-doctoral applicants must provide graduate transcript(s)

US citizens and residents in the US must become members of PARC at the time they apply.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2005 at the following address:

Political Science Department
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: 610-519-7712
Fax: 610-519-7487
E-mail: parc@villanova.edu

This fellowship program is made possible by grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and the US Departments of State, Education and Cultural Affairs
Download a PDF of the PARC Fellowship Application

Download a PDF of the PARC Fellowship Application