We are looking for Faculty members interested in supervising Palestinian students (advanced undegraduate and master students) for small projects. If you are interested, please send an email to purop@birzeit.edu!

The Palestinian Student Research Project is a new venture designed to foster the formation of collaborative research projects involving faculty and students from Palestinian universities and abroad.

This program is modeled on a system in use at MIT and many other US institutions. In its current form, the program is funded by a small grant from the Higher Education directorate of MIT’s Jameel World Education Lab https://jwel.mit.edu/j-wel-higher-education

See a list of available projects here!

Some details:

  1. Each project must involve a faculty member and at least one student (undergraduate or masters degree, selected by the Palestinian faculty lead) from a Palestinian university and a faculty member from elsewhere (not necessarily MIT or US). Ideally there should be student participation from abroad as well.
  2. Projects will be approved by the PSRP Committee, with membership specified below. They will be approved on a semester basis but may be extended as appropriate. Deadlines will be proposed but now in this initial phase they will be waived.
  3. Student participants may request compensation for their work on the project. The rate of pay is $6/hour up to a maximum of $1000 for a semester. Students will invoice the lead faculty by submitting time sheets, which will be honored through an agreement with Birzeit University.
  4. Scientists for Palestine has generously offered to host the website for this program. Look here for proposals seeking partners, a form for submitting proposals, and reports on accomplishments of past projects

PSRP Committee:
Marco Baity-Jesi, Eawag and S4P
Ahmed Bassalat, NNU
Lorenzo Bianchi, Torino and S4P
Haynes Miller, MIT
Yousef Najajreh, Al-Quds
Reham Nazal, AAU
Rana Samara, PTUK and PalAST
Reema Sbeih, Birzeit
Franz-Joseph Ulm, MIT
Yousef Najajreh, Al-Quds

An example of previous programs.