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CCSRE-Markaz Palestine Fellowship

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The purpose of this fellowship is to foster student-led campus conversations on themes related to Palestinian society and culture. In consultation with faculty and staff, the CCSRE-Markaz fellow will identify themes of current interest to the Stanford community, curate a number of events with academics or speakers whose work engages with scholarship on Palestine, and organize the events through the Markaz and CCSRE.

 The fellowship has three interrelated components:

  1. Programming: Identify relevant themes and speakers, and curate one event per quarter.
  2. Outreach: Publicize events on social media, listservs, etc., and conduct outreach to maximize audience interest and event visibility. Write brief post-event reports for publication in newsletters.
  3. Mentorship: Commit to mentorship by relevant CCSRE-affiliated faculty in the form of one meeting a month with the designated mentor(s).


  • Duration: Fellowship to commence September 2023 and end June 2024
  • Compensation: The CCSRE-Markaz Fellow will receive a stipend of $3000 ($1000/quarter). A small separate budget for this series (for speaker honoraria, event logistics, etc.) will be available.
  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or co-terms
    • Students must be enrolled for Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024, with no plans for study abroad
      • Students from all departments / schools can apply
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 25th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
  • Application Materials: Applicants will submit the following via application form:
    • Cover Letter
    • Current CV or resume
    • Up-to-date academic transcript 
    • One letter of recommendation by a faculty member, to be sent directly to
  • Inquiries: For any questions about the fellowship, contact Abiya Ahmed, Director of the Markaz at    

CCSRE-Markaz Palestine Fellow 

2023-2024 Fellow Yousef AbuHashem