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2024 applications are now closed. 

The Fellowship and PDLI's mission will continue this year.

Safety for all Fellows is our top priority. We will adapt the trip portion according to the situation on the ground and in order to provide the most substantive programming possible.

Our hearts are with everyone affected by this ongoing tragedy. 

Applicant Profile

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We are looking for students who have demonstrated significant leadership on campus in their respective fields of interest and who might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories.


Applicants do not need to have any background in international relations or in the Middle East in order to apply. In fact, we are looking for a diversity of backgrounds, including the arts, science, business, the humanities, various interest groups, lived experiences, and political persuasions. Applicants do have to be interested in learning about the issues surrounding Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and the region at large, as well as thinking about the role that the U.S. should play there. Whatever your background, there will always be a way to connect your personal interests with the many different aspects of Israel and the Palestinian Territories that we’ll be considering.

Preference is given to sophomores and juniors, due to their ability to remain involved in the initiative upon their return to campus, and to those who have not spent considerable time in the region. However, exceptional freshmen and seniors will also be considered.

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