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CCSRE-Markaz Palestine Fellowship

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The purpose of this fellowship is to foster conversations on themes related to Palestinian society and culture through student-led events. In consultation with faculty and staff, the CCSRE-Markaz fellow will identify themes of current interest and curate student engagement opportunities with academic researchers or practitioners, community leaders, and/or cultural workers who engage and explore the topic of Palestine.

 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). Fellow will also meet with Markaz staff regularly to plan and advance events.


  • Duration: Fellowship to commence September 2024 and end June 2025
  • Compensation:  The CCSRE-Markaz Fellow will work hourly, earning approximately $20/hr for 5 hrs/week for 10 weeks, totaling $3000. A separate budget for this series (for speaker honoraria, event logistics, etc.) will be available, to be used in coordination with the CCSRE program staff and faculty.
  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or co-terms
    • Students must be enrolled for Fall 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025, with no plans for study abroad
      • Students from all departments / schools can apply
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 26th 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