Mada al-Carmel – The Arab Center for Applied Social Research welcomes applications for a research workshop for Palestinian Ph.D. candidates. This workshop aims to develop critical dimensions in candidates’ dissertation writing in a safe and supportive environment. It also aims to impart skills and tools helpful for sound research, as well as provide practice in presenting research in Arabic. It will nurture questions and  aspirations towards deeper, more authentic, critical, and probing inquiries. Finally, it will work towards building communities of scholarship among Palestinian academics at various institutions.

The workshop will hold ten monthly meetings at Mada’s office in Haifa on Fridays from 9 am to 12 am starting on March 20th, 2015.  Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in one of the following areas: social sciences, education, humanities (literature, history, philosophy etc.), or law. In exceptional cases, the workshop can admit 2-3 Masters’ students completing the writing of their Masters’ theses.  Applicants must submit the following materials by February 22 (applications submitted after this date or incomplete applications cannot be considered):

1.     Statement of purpose explaining research interest and expectations for joining workshop (not exceeding 500 words).

2.     Research abstract (not exceeding 200 words)

3.     C. V.

4.     Two letters of recommendation, preferably one of which will be from the thesis advisor.

All materials and any questions should be sent to Dr. Manar Mahmoud at [email protected]

Upon review of submitted materials, selected applicants will be invited for an interview at Mada al-Carmel.

Workshop Director: Dr. Khaled Furani, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Tel-Aviv University.

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Manar Mahmoud, PhD in Political Science from Tel Aviv University