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Posen Society of Fellows- Fellowship for Emerging Scholars, 2019-2021

The Posen Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the Posen Society of Fellows 2019-2021 cohort of international emerging scholars working on modernization and secularization processes in Jewish history, society, and culture.

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.

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The Posen foundation labours towards one major goal: making Jewish education easily accessible to any eager and curious mind. Education is the key to it all.  A well-informed society is a more just, a better society.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: Closed
  • 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.
  • 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 Awards: Twelve fellowships are available.
  • The award can be taken in Applicant’s home country and the USA (to attend two annual gatherings and workshop).

Eligibility::

Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Doctoral candidates working on a dissertation topic related to modernization and secularization processes in Jewish history, society and culture
  • Applicants must have met all of their university’s requirements to be a PhD candidate and have an approved dissertation topic by January 15 in the first year for which they apply.
  • Applicants who have already begun writing their dissertation must anticipate at least two years to complete from the date of the fellowship award.
  • Applicants may not hold other concurrent fellowships and/or academic awards exceeding $20,000 (in funds beyond tuition cost, when tuition is paid out of pocket or from the award/fellowship).
  • 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 the English language.

Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode. Applications are submitted on this website, in English only, in the order listed below.
    In a single PDF titled: “Last Name_First Name_Posen Application” include in this order (each document should have your name (Last, First) as the heading on every page).
  • A cover letter (single-spaced, up to 400 words) describing your academic concentration (document name: your last name_first name_Cover Letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (single-spaced, maximum 1500 words, including education, publications, scholarly activities, teaching experience and any other relevant work experience) (document name: your last name_first name_CV)
  • A dissertation synopsis (Double space, 12pt., 3500 – 5500 words) covering the key arguments and sources (document name: your last name_first name_Synopsis (Examples of a successful synopsis from prior cohorts are available upon request to rachelbiale-at-gmail.com).
  • 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)

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