Since PASSIA's foundation in 1987, the annual Research Studies Program
has compiled over 14 years of experience in academic research, documentation,
In an effort to provide
background information, in-depth studies and documentation of key issues
while promoting a better understanding of the Palestinian cause, PASSIA
aims to ensure the following:
- All research is
specialized, scientific and objective.
- Program objectives
allow for academic freedom, reflecting the plurality of perspective
and methodology among researchers.
- A committee composed
of outside reviewers and PASSIA staff reviews research proposals. This
committee applies the above criteria throughout the review and selection
- Authors of selected
research proposals must submit a list of contents and an abstract/summary
for each chapter within an agreed upon time, not exceeding two weeks
from the date upon which a contract with PASSIA has been signed. The
period for submission of the final draft of the research paper shall
not exceed 10 months, with an additional two months for editing and
final review and changes.
- Researchers under
contract with PASSIA are expected to submit a research paper as an academic
study documented with footnotes and reference sources, supported, where
appropriate, with graphs, illustrations, appendices etc., and acknowledging
all materials used.
- The researcher
is responsible to review and comment on suggested textual edits following
the first draft printing at PASSIA. Information, thoughts, ideas and
analysis included in the research paper represent the free expression
of the researcher and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PASSIA.
The researcher is solely responsible for content and explanation.
- The researcher
honorarium/allowance as agreed upon and laid down in the contract is
paid as follows: 30% on submission of the contents/summary and 70% on
completion and approval of the research paper by the PASSIA Academic
- All rights to
print and publish the research paper are reserved by PASSIA. All rights
to reprint or republish all or part of the above mentioned paper in
PASSIA periodicals or annual programs are reserved by PASSIA.