Call for Applications – Palestine
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February 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm #12863AnonymousInactive
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.
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.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com> 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
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
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