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11 February 2018

Call for Applications, First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine at Al-Quds Bard College

Call for Applications
First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine 
at Al-Quds Bard College  

Dear Students and Colleagues,

We are glad to invite current third-year and fourth-year students to participate in the First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine. It will take place at Al-Quds Bard College in Abu Dis on April 21st, 2018.

The conference will feature seven separate sections for participants to present their research projects in fostering an environment to engage in critical discussions with experts in each respective field. Applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts related to one of the following sections:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Health
  • Economics
  • Political Science, Human Rights and International Law
  • Literature and Society
  • Urban Studies and Spatial Practices
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Creative Media and Arts

English is the working language of the conference. 

The experience of participating in the research conference will serve as an advantageous opportunity for students preparing for their thesis defense, and a benefit for one’s resume, especially for those applying for graduate schools. It is also a chance to join the tradition of getting together with fellow researchers in a stimulating and entertaining environment either during coffee-breaks or socials.

Upon the results of the event, all of the participants will be awarded with certificates, while the strongest papers chosen within sections will be nominated for publication.

How to apply:

Please submit a completed copy of the “First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine Application Form” including the presentation’s abstract (Attachment 1) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 28th 2018

The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should contain a clearly formulated research question or hypothesis and a description of used methodology. It may also contain expected results and conclusions. It is optional to include a critical analysis of the literature. Creative Media and Arts students may attach a sample of their projects. Preference will be given to works that represent the original idea and / or approach. We encourage students to apply even if their project is in progress, since the conference is going to serve as an open forum for students to develop their work and share their experiences.       

All abstracts must be submitted in doc / docx format, Times New Roman font, size 12, single line spacing. The text does not allow the usage of tables, images, graphs and footnotes. The list of references should be placed after the text of the abstract. Both the in-text citations and works cited section should be formatted according to MLA style.  

The applicants will be informed about their selection based on the peer review process by email by no later than March 10th 2018.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the organizing committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Apply: click here.  

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference.                                                                                                

Sincerely,

AQB College