The 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award

The Center for Palestine Studies is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award is now open!
Apply by 1 March 2021

This year-long postdoctoral fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences who will spend the academic year at Columbia University in New York, pursuing their research and writing, contributing to curricular matters, and participating in the intellectual life of the Center for Palestine Studies. The deadline for full applications including supporting letters is 1 March 2021.


Established in 2010, the IAL Award was made possible through the generosity of the late 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 Nakba of 1948 and evolved into a shared commitment to justice for Palestinians to be realized through support for excellence in higher education and scholarship. Major support for the IAL Award comes from the A.M. Qattan Foundation.

For complete information about eligibility and the application process, visit the IAL section of the Center’s website.