Opportunity: Fellowships with Palestinian American Research Center

The Palestinian American Research Center has announced its 12th annual fellowship competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research in Palestinian Studies. As usual, this year will feature two separate fellowship competitions: one for US scholars, and one for their Palestinian counterparts.

The following requirements apply to American applicants:

  • Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and science. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition.
  • Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.
  • PARC funding is for one year only.
  • Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars, established researchers, or full-time doctoral students enrolled in a recognized degree program. Doctoral students must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate degree except the dissertation by the time the research commences. The fellowship will not cover tuition fees. Senior researchers without doctorates but with a record of academic publication are eligible.
  • Applicants with a master’s may only apply jointly with a post-doctoral scholar.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be PARC members. How to join PARC
  • Individual and joint research projects are eligible.
  • Former PARC fellows who received grants in the last three years are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications from women are especially encouraged.

For more information, please consult http://parc-us-pal.org/.

Upcoming Events: Middle East Film Series

The Center for Middle East Studies welcomes all students to attend its Fall 2010 Film Series. Selected movies will showcase a range of social, political, and religious landscapes, and most were produced in Middle Eastern countries. All events are free, and movies will be screened at 6:00 pm in Birge Hall, Room B-302.

October 4: Children of Heaven (Iran, 1997)

October 11: Promises (Israel/Palestine, 2001)

October 26: Amreeka (United States, 2009)

November 8: Under the Bombs (Lebanon, 2007)

November 29: Le Grand Voyage (France/Morocco, 2004)

December 14: Daughter of Keltoum (Algeria, 2001)

Feel free to contact the Middle East Studies office with any questions.

Opportunity for Grad Students: Research Awards

Graduate Student International Field Research Awards

The Division of International Studies is pleased to announce the 2010-11 competition for Graduate Student International Field Research Awards. These awards enable Ph.D. students to conduct exploratory summer field research abroad in order to develop their dissertation topics and be more competitive for extramural fellowships. Awards are intended to cover airfare and living expenses abroad, and are expected to average about $3,000 per student.

Proposals should be submitted to the International Institute member program to which the student is applying. Complete applications are due by 4pm on October 15, 2010.

To be eligible students must be enrolled in a University of Wisconsin–­Madison doctoral program and have completed their M.A. or M.S. Dissertation research will be considered, but priority will be given to pre-dissertation exploratory research. Please note that the award is not intended to cover language study. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and international students.

For complete application information, please see:

Division of International Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706