The following is an announcement from the Palestinian American Research Center about a travel fellowship opportunity for the faculty of HBCUs:
I am writing to let you know about a travel fellowship opportunity for US professors to visit Palestine this summer for 12 days. This email is reaching out directly to provosts and faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities so that you might let your own faculty members know of this unique opportunity that will not only benefit them but also your institution as a whole.
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) is a member of the Council for American Overseas Research Centers. In addition to providing a number of highly competitive research grants to American and Palestinian researchers for doctoral and post-doctoral work, we also have an opportunity for US faculty with little or no exposure to Palestinian issues to travel there on a PARC-led visit in May 2014: The Faculty Development Seminar (FDS). This is a 12-day travel seminar that is based in Jerusalem and includes 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.
As a part of our broader goal of expanding knowledge about Palestine and diversifying our outreach base, we have three slots on the program that are specifically reserved for minority scholars or faculty members from Minority Serving Institutions. Over the past several years, these minority scholars have been some of our most passionate travel fellows, often returning home to publish articles about their experience and incorporate their new-found interest into their university classrooms.
We are reaching out to you in hopes that you might disseminate the news of this opportunity widely to your faculty. There is no stipulation about what field of study they should be from; in the past we have had anthropologists, historians, public health experts, literature professors, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers!
Attached you will find additional information about this year's competition. For more information about the last five years, including pictures and lists of former participants and their fields of study, please visit the Faculty Development Seminar page on our website.
Palestinian American Research Center
Please see the faculty development seminar announcement.
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