Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

HESPAL is a British Council managed scheme, which offers scholarships to young Palestinian lecturers from universities in the West Bank and Gaza enabling them to study in the UK. HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.

University of Bristol, in partnership with the HESPAL scheme, will offer 3 PhD scholarships per year for a 4-year period from 2017/18, working with institutions in the West Bank and Gaza.

Scholarships in 2017/18 (each to start in October 2017)

** 1 scholarship is offered to a student from An-Najah University wishing to study for a PhD in in Primary CarePublic Health or Cardiovascular Research.  Key contact: Professor Gene Feder.

** 1 scholarship is offered for a student from Al-Quds University (AQU) or Al-Quds Bard (AQB) wishing to pursue a topic in Migration and/or Mobility in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students may apply in one subject area, or interdisciplinary proposal would also be welcome. Key contacts: Professor Chris Bertramand Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson.

** 1 scholarship for a student from any university in the West Bank or Gaza wishing to pursue a PhD in Arabic literature, Translation Studies or comparative literature. Key contact: Dr. Rebecca Gould.

Please note that the key contact listed above would not necessarily supervise the relevant PhD but is suggested as a first point of contact for potential applicants for each scholarship and will be able to advise on potential supervisors.