Palestine and its people have always had a rich cultural, religious, economic, and political life. This continues even though Palestine has, to date, been denied the opportunity to self-determine. As Palestinians struggle in Palestine and the diaspora, the CJPME Fellowships program helps to ensure that Canadian academic institutions support and encourage academic inquiry into Palestinians’ experience, heritage and struggle for freedom and self-determination.
CJPME offers up to two fellowships per year for students who are doing research and/or project work related to Palestine or Palestine solidarity work. Work on Palestine could be related to identity, culture, history, religion, art, politics or a related theme. Work related to Palestinian solidarity could be related to liberation, self-determination, de-colonialization, community organizing, political advocacy, media advocacy, or related themes. The work must be performed by full-time students, in an academic context, for credit, with rigorous academic oversight and review. While not required, CJPME would prefer that the outputs of such work be sharable with the Canadian public once the work is complete.
To apply for a fellowship, use this form.
- CJPME will offer up to two fellowships, each of at least $1000 per academic year.
- Fellowship applications will be accepted until February 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
- Fellowship applicants may be asked for an in-person interview via Zoom as part of the application process.
- Fellowship recipients will be informed of their selection by March 4, 2024. Fellowships will be awarded in the subsequent two weeks.
- CJPME also asks/encourages fellowship recipients to make their research project outputs available to the public once complete. With permission, CJPME will publicize such outputs as appropriate.
- CJPME is most interested in projects which will be completed at the end of the current academic year, although exceptions may be considered.
- Fellowship funds may be used in whatever way the student deems appropriate, although CJPME is most interested in awarding fellowships that “make a difference” in terms of the research/project coming to full fruition.
- Students who receive fellowships will be expected to complete a brief form (including a 300-word explanation) of how the fellowship money was used to enable the research/project in question.
- Only students at post-secondary Canadian institutions are eligible for CJPME fellowships.
- Fellowships can be awarded to either undergraduate or graduate students
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
- Each student is eligible for a maximum of one fellowship per academic year.
- Applicants must commit to remaining a full-time, registered student in good standing through the end of the academic year for which the fellowship is awarded
- Applicants must commit to successfully completing whatever coursework may be related to the research and/or project
- Students who receive a fellowship during one academic year are not guaranteed a fellowship in the subsequent academic year
- Students must be not more than 28-years-old, and at least 18-years-old at the application deadline
- CJPME reserves the right to deny a fellowship to a student without providing an explanation