The Hartford Seminary – Jewish Peacemaking Fellow

Hartford SeminaryHartford Seminary is thrilled to announce that its International Peacemaking Program (IPP) will expand for 2016-17 with the help of generous donors to include a scholarship designated for a Jewish student.

“The IPP program is a unique educational framework that combines interfaith engagement in both classroom and residential settings with practical training in peacemaking skills. Having Jewish students in the program promises to bring the wisdom of the Jewish tradition into the mix, enriching both the Jewish participants and their Christian and Muslim peers,” said Prof. Yehezkel Landau, Associate Professor of Interfaith Relations.

Participants in the International Peacemaking Program are college graduates who study interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, and leadership skills. They live in intentionally interfaith housing on campus, spend time in local faith communities, and receive training in public speaking and engagement.

Upon completion of the required 18-credits (six full courses taken in one academic year), all scholarship recipients receive a Graduate Certificate in either Interfaith Dialogue or Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations. Fellows additionally conceive and implement a leadership project as part of their program requirements. Peacemaking scholarships include tuition, books, travel to and from Hartford Seminary, and housing.

Those interested in the scholarship for Jewish students should contact IPP Director Phoebe Milliken at pmilliken@hartsem.edu or 860-509-9552.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership

RalphThe Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership (RIG) is the Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) premier leadership opportunity, awarded to one person annually, for young thinkers and doers — policy makers, writers, business innovators, artists, and community builders. The Fellowship enriches a rising leader through direct exposure to local communities around the world and key challenges confronting the Jewish people. Fellows plan their year alongside senior JDC staff, identifying and designing 2-3 unique overseas placements shaped by their skills, interests and the critical needs of communities abroad. This is a paid, professional opportunity for an exceptional young leader who is committed to impacting the global Jewish world. RIG Fellows receive a stipend and generous benefits.

Qualifications include:

  • Professional achievement in the candidate’s chosen career
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Strong interest in international Jewish affairs and public service
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) is a plus but not a requirement
  • Formal and/or informal Jewish education is a plus but not a requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree and proven academic excellence. Master’s degree a plus but not a requirement.

Application deadline: May 31, 2016

Be a Visiting Scholar in Biblical Hebrew at Indiana University!

IndianaUniversityThe Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University invites applications for a Visiting Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The Visiting Scholar will be expected to teach two courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters: Introductory Biblical Hebrew, and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. The position provides a stipend of $45,000, and the successful applicant will also be able to apply for some research funding from the program. Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or a related field is desirable, but suitable ABD candidates will also be considered. Residency of the visiting scholar in Bloomington is strongly preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • cover letter addressing your research agenda for the year, your aptitude and experience in Biblical Hebrew, and your approach to teaching both the introductory and intermediate-level courses
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of reference

Materials should be sent via email to: iujsp@indiana.edu  (subject line “Visiting Scholar Position”)

Deadline: April 15, 2016 or until position filled

The Dan David Prize Scholarship


The Dan David Foundation offers 10 scholarships for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars to work on a research project topic that changes each year. The Dan David Prize is a joint international enterprise, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Each application cycle, fields are chosen within the 3 Time Dimensions – Past, Present, and Future – that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. The Dan David Prize promotes interdisciplinary research designed to innovate and explore. This year, the chosen fields are: Past – Social History/New Directions, Present – Combatting Poverty, and Future – Nanoscience.

Open to current graduate students, students working on doctoral dissertations, and postdoctoral scholars, studying any field. Recipients receive a stipend of $15,000.

Deadline: March 10, 2016


Shaking Foundations: Advanced Summer School for Graduate Students in Jewish Studies

Katz LogoJune 19-23, 2016 at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, UPenn

Whether in response to change or in pursuit of it, Jews have engaged in a perpetual process of creating, rebelling against, and transforming foundational texts, institutions, and ideas. Likewise, modern research has challenged traditional understandings of Jewish texts, recast the histories of formative events and people, and questioned fundamental ideas and beliefs.

These two complementary themes are the subject of Shaking Foundations, an intensive, week-long program for graduate students in all areas of Jewish studies. Faculty from Israel, Europe, and the United States will employ a variety of disciplinary approaches (literature, history, anthropology, legal studies, philosophy, etc.) as the group investigates moments of disruption in Jewish life and thought.

Shaking Foundations will bring graduate students together in a small group for an immersive experience in interdisciplinary Jewish studies, exposing them to innovative scholarship, broadening their intellectual perspectives, and allowing them to engage with internationally recognized scholars as well as their peers from around the world. It will also include opportunities for professional development, a visit to the Katz Center’s rare book room to learn about the extraordinary Judaica collection housed there, and directed excursions in the historic center of Philadelphia, where the Katz Center is located.

This program is offered at no cost, including all excursions and most meals. Fellowships to cover transportation and lodging are available for students who do not have applicable funding from their home institutions.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016


Jewish Organizing Fellowship

Join for Justice logoThe Jewish Organizing Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for Jewish young adults (21-30) to become full-time community organizers for social justice organizations, explore their Jewish identity together, and grow as leaders in pursuit of social justice.

This highly competitive year-long paid fellowship is open to Jewish young adults who have campus or professional experience working for social justice and are interested in systemic change and community building. The fellowship is also open to young people who hold organizing jobs and are seeking training, mentoring, and support.

Deadline: April 6, 2016

For more information, click here.

AJS Fellowship

AJS logoThe Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce The Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community. The Berman Early Career Fellowships aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of the North American Jewish community; enhance funding opportunities for early career scholars in the social sciences; encourage scholars in sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, demography, social work, economics, and political science to expand their research to include study of the North American Jewish community; and nurture a new generation of scholars in this critical area of research.

Specifically, the fellowship will provide funds to offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles. Candidates will be eligible for up to $8,000 in funding for the 2016–2017 academic year. Awards will vary based on a variety of factors, including the project budget and the scope of the proposed research. The fellowship may fund research travel, equipment and materials, and fieldwork, or help subsidize living expenses during the writing phase of the project. In doing so, the fellowship will enable recent PhDs to make significant contributions to the field at an early point in their academic career, as well as help position recipients to secure a tenure-track position or achieve tenure once in such a position.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

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ISGAP Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies

ISGAP logoThe ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking scholars-in-residence for an intensive two-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary contemporary antisemitism studies.

The program, dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline, will be held at St Antony’s College, in Oxford, United Kingdom from July 31, 2016 to August 12, 2016.

The program is intended primarily for professors with full-time college or university positions, though exceptional doctoral and post-doctoral students may also be considered.

Under the guidance of leading international academics, scholars-in-residence will be required to develop a course syllabus and curriculum in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism, to be taught in their home university upon completion for course credit.  Full and partial Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

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The Jewish Idea: Morality, Politics, and Culture A Tikvah Summer Fellowship for College Students

Tikvah is offering an intensive six-week seminar for college students living in America, Canada, or elsewhere in the Diaspora. The summer fellowship will seek to address the core questions of social life—family, power, economics, and much else—by looking at foundational Jewish texts, the lessons of Jewish history, insights of modern Jewish thought, and the conversation between Jewish and Western ideas.

Deadline: February 15, 2016

For more information, click here.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Latin Talmud studies (Barcelona)

The  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is taking applications for  a  three-year post-doctoral fellowship linked to the ERC-project the “Latin  Talmud” directed by Prof. Alexander Fidora.

Candidates should have at least two years of post-doc experience and a  thorough background in Hebrew and Aramaic and/or Latin studies.

Deadline: February 2, 2016