Deadline Extended: PARC U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine


May 19-30, 2011 in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Original Application deadline: January 31, 2011
Award notification: March 18, 2011

PARC announces its second 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 15 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include lectures, workshops and visits to local universities and other related 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, economics, law, health, and science.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little 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.

PARC will make all arrangements for seminars, workshops, tours and meetings with Palestinian academic colleagues. PARC will also make arrangements and cover all expenses for in-country group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. Personal expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member. Faculty members will need to provide their own international airfare. In cases of need, PARC will consider partial funding for international travel. For more information about this program, please visit PARC on the Web at or send an email to (Program contingent upon funding.)