Call for Applications – Palestine

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      throuhg a friend I received this application if someone is interested:
      Columbia University Second Annual Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palestinian

      2012-2013 Postdoctoral Award

      The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University’s Middle East
      Institute is pleased to announce and to invite applications for the
      2012-2013 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award, a post-doctoral fellowship in
      Palestinian Studies. The one-semester fellowship carries a stipend of
      $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar
      at Columbia University, as appropriate.

      About The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies:
      The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award is an annual fellowship at Columbia
      University, which was established in 2010. The award recognizes and seeks
      to foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to
      Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a post-doctoral scholar
      working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

      The Fellow will spend one semester at Columbia University, pursuing her or
      his research and writing, and participating in the intellectual life of the
      Center for Palestine Studies at the Middle East Institute. In exceptional
      cases, as when research elsewhere is necessary for the completion of the
      project, shorter-term residence at Columbia (no less than 8 weeks during
      term time) can be considered. The Fellow will present a seminar paper in
      the Middle East Institute’s colloquium series and may be invited to speak
      at other universities in the United States.

      This award has been made possible through the generosity of Abdel Mohsin
      Al-Qattan in honor of his friend, the Palestinian scholar and intellectual,
      Ibrahim Abu-Lughod (1929-2001). Their close friendship began in the
      aftermath of the nakbah of 1948 and evolved into a shared commitment to
      justice for Palestinians to be realized in part through support for
      excellence in higher education and scholarship. In later years, upon the
      establishment of the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine, Ibrahim
      Abu-Lughod helped found the Qattan Centre for Educational Research and
      Development, one of the Foundation’s core programs.

      About CPS:
      Launched in 2010, the Center for Palestine Studies is the first such center
      to be established in an academic institution in the United States. The
      mission of the new Center is to promote the academic study of Palestine in
      all its forms and to offer a dedicated site for sustained interchanges
      among scholars and students. Center activities are intended to advance
      the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history,
      culture, society, and politics in diverse fields, including history,
      literary studies, the social sciences, religion, philosophy, law,
      archaeology, the arts and architecture.

      In its diverse activities, the Center for Palestine Studies will have a
      national and global reach. The Center is active in developing contacts with
      scholars and other institutions for the purposes of academic cooperation.
      Enhancements to the curriculum, library and faculty at Columbia will
      translate into new resources to advance the academic study of Palestine and
      Palestinians throughout the United States and the world.

      Requirements & Eligibility:
      The international competition is open to all post-doctoral scholars who
      share the mission of the Center for Palestine Studies to advance the
      production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture,
      society, and politics through outstanding scholarship. Preference will be
      given to individuals from underrepresented programs who would benefit most
      from the academic resources of Columbia University. The Fellow may not hold
      any other major fellowship or teaching obligations during the award period.

      Application Process:
      The following list of materials is required for all applicants:
      1. Application Cover Sheet.
      2. Curriculum vitae. Should include Education (names and location of
      colleges, graduate and professional schools, with dates attended and
      degrees earned); Employment; Academic honors; Publications ( Please do not
      send the publications); Languages read, spoken and written.
      3. Three-page (1000 word) description of the book project on which
      fellow will work and its significance. Indicate how much has been completed
      and what you intend to do during the fellowship period.
      4. Fifteen-page writing sample— maximum . Can be an extract from a
      longer work.
      5. T wo letters of recommendation. Recommendations should come
      from scholars familiar with the proposed project and the applicant’s
      qualifications. Letters should be e-mailed directly by the recommender to <http://mc/compose?> with
      the subject line: “ IAL Recommend-[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First
      Name] .” If they prefer to send their letters via mail, please ensure all
      letters are signed on university letterhead to the CPS address below.
      Applications will not be considered without two letters in the file,
      postmarked or emailed by February 3, 2012.

      Application materials should be emailed or postmarked on or before February
      3, 2012 with the subject line: “ IAL Application-[ Applicant Last Name,
      Applicant First Name] .” All evaluations made in connection with
      applications received are confidential. Please return completed
      applications to:<http://mc/compose?>
      mail to: The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies Center for Palestine Studies, Middle East Institute Columbia University Knox Hall, Room 301A – 606 West 122 nd Street New York, NY 10027 USA

      For more information, please visit our website:

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