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Posen Society of Fellows- Fellowship for Emerging Scholars, 2018

Applications are open for the Posen Society of Fellows’ third competition available for emerging scholars whose work deals with modern Jewish history and culture. Eligible scholars should be completing a doctoral dissertation on a topic related to modern Jewish history or culture. Each of the six winning fellows will receive $40,000 over two years, and will attend an annual summer workshop led by senior scholars in the field of Jewish Studies. Fellows will be expected to attend two annual gatherings, and to submit a report on their progress and adapt their work for a public audience. The application deadline is December 30, 2017.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: December 30, 2017
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for completing a doctoral dissertation.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded on a topic related to modern Jewish history or culture.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship grants $20,000/year for two years, and the opportunity to attend two summer seminars (in the US) led by preeminent Jewish Studies scholars, along with the preceding or subsequent cohort (for a total of 12 Fellows) to share their work, participate in professionalization workshops and attend lectures. Fellows maintain ongoing contact to support each other’s work, and submit an annual report on their progress to the foundation.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Twelve fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Applicant’s home country and USA (to attend two annual gatherings and workshop).
  • Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries:  International

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:

  • Doctoral candidates working on a dissertation topic related to modernization processes in Jewish history, society and culture
  • Applicants must have met all of their university’s requirements to be a Ph.D candidate and have an approved dissertation topic by January 15, 2018.
  • Applicants who have already begun writing their dissertation must anticipates at least two years to completion
  • Applicants may not hold other concurrent fellowships and/or academic awards in excess of $10,000 per year
  • Participants must have a valid USA visa and be able to travel to the US (in August) and present and discuss their own and colleagues’ work in English.

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over English language.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.

  • A cover letter describing your academic concentration (document name: your last name_first name_Cover Letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including education, publications, scholarly activities, teaching experience and any other relevant work experience) (document name: your last name_first name_CV)
  • A dissertation synopsis (10-15 pages) covering the key arguments and sources (document name: your last name_first name_Synopsis)
  • Separately, you will ask your advisor to upload by the Dec. 30 deadline:
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major advisor which addresses the significance of the applicant’s work (document name: your last name_first name_Recommendation_Professor’s name)

Online Application

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