Resources/Opportunities

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Undergraduate Opportunities

Jewish Studies – Undergraduate Summer Scholarship

 Award: Up to $2,500

 Scholarship Description: 

Jewish Studies Program will begin offering scholarships to undergraduate majors and minors to help offset the cost of studying abroad. The goal of the program is to assist students in fulfilling a major or minor in Jewish Studies by helping them to take courses for credit that are not offered regularly at UC San Diego. Students may apply for these funds to assist them with tuition to any accredited program outside San Diego that offers transfer credits that can be counted toward their Jewish Studies major or minor. These include the following:

  1. UC San Diego Global Seminar in Israel (when offered)
  2. UCEAP in Israel
  3. Rothberg School at Hebrew University
  4. YIVO-Bar summer Yiddish program
  5. Other programs that allow transfer of credits to UC San Diego

Criteria:

  • Offered to students who have already declared a major or minor in Jewish Studies

Process:

  • Students will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose discussing their reason for choosing a summer program and how this program will benefit their Jewish Studies scholarship. 
  • Final awards will be disbursed only after the student has confirmed acceptance to a program and offered proof of travel plans in the form of a housing receipt or airline ticket
  • Upon return to UC San Diego, the student will be required to submit a transcript and a brief letter which should describe their study abroad experience. The letter will be shared with the donors.

Deadline to apply: April 27, 2018.  Please submit your application at: https://ucsd.academicworks.com/

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship Applications and Instructions

To apply for a JVS Scholarship, carefully read the instructions steps and then click on the application links at the bottom of the instructions to begin your application. Application and all documents must be postmarked by March 4, 2018 for Renewal applicants & March 31, 2018 for New applicants.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jvsla.org

Graduate Opportunities


The Program in Jewish Studies is an academic, degree-granting program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Open to students of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, PJS's mission is to provide students with an outstanding, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education in Jewish history, literature, language, and culture.

The Program in Jewish Studies is seeking a PhD or ABD who can serve as a Lecturer and teach three classes in Spring 2018. Candidate may teach one or all of the classes ($4,500 per class). 

Spring classes include:
· Introduction to Jewish Culture
· Contemporary Jewish Societies
· A course of the instructor's choice in line with Jewish Studies' curricular needs, with a preference for a course on Israel/Palestine.

Duties include:
· Developing and teaching three courses (with the aid of sample syllabi)
· Evaluating students and submitting grades.

Salary set by University: $4500 per class for a total of $13,500.

Questions? Please contact us at CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu.

Graduate Student Event funding:


UCSD graduate students are invited to apply for funding for a public speaker or seminar. Students can apply for up to $2,500 to cover the travel costs and housing of one speaker, as well as associated hosting costs (honorarium and meals). Students may also apply for up to $4,000 to cover the costs of a workshop or seminar on the UCSD campus. Workshop funding could cover the cost of bringing a keynote speaker to campus, room rental and refreshment during the conference, and/or one post-conference meal.

Proposals should include:

  • Cover letter describing the proposed event
  • Description of the need for this event
  • Event details including names of speakers, number of workshop participants, etc.
  • Detailed budget for the event.

Proposals are due by May 15 for the following academic year to the Program Coordinator at: jewishstudies@ucsd.edu

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship

 http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/hazel-d-cole-fellowship/

The Hazel D. Cole Fellowship provides financial assistance to deserving doctoral or postdoctoral fellows in Jewish Studies. The fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship (with the intention to complete their doctorate by the end of the academic year) or for post-doctoral work (PhD or foreign equivalent received within last three years) in any field of Jewish Studies. It provides a stipend of $50,000, plus benefits for the academic year.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship

https://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/fellowship-competition

Accepting applications through November 15, 2017.

Apply Now

Awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from domestic and international scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others.

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers within five years of receiving their Ph.D., and scholars more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. as well as senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply.  Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship.

Grants to Support Research in the Field of Russian Jewish Experience

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods - from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.
 
To learn more and to apply, visit their website at www.brandeis.edu/bgi/researchandscholarship/graduate.html
 
The research grants were made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group

Leo Baeck Fellowship Program (PhD Candidates) BMBF Studienstiftung - Leo Baeck Institute London

The Leo Baeck Fellowship awards fellowships to doctoral students who carry out research into the history and culture of Central European Jewry. The program welcomes projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology), and any region (such as Europe, Israel, the Americas), as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the program offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.

Requirements

- University degree (s) with outstanding marks

- Date of latest degree not before February 2014

- Formal qualification for doctoral studies

- Research project focusing on the history and culture of Central European Jewry

More information on how to apply can be found at: http://www.leobaeck.co.uk/leo-baeck-fellowship-programme

Please include in your application in English or German:

-- Application form (download from the website)

-- Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the program (1 page)

-- Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills

-- Photocopy of university degree (s), including makrs/grading

-- Research proposal (5 pages)

-- Research schedule for the academic year, including planned research trips

-- Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project

-- Second letter of recommendation

Application Deadline: See website

Please send your application by email (as a single PDF document, including the letters of recommendation) or conventional mail. Only complete application sets will be considered. For additional questions, contact Dr. Matthias Frenz (leobaeck@studienstiftung.de). 

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship Applications and Instructions

To apply for a JVS Scholarship, carefully read the instructions steps and then click on the application links at the bottom of the instructions to begin your application. Application and all documents must be postmarked by March 4, 2018 for Renewal applicants & March 31, 2018 for New applicants.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jvsla.org

 

Faculty Opportunities

Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative

Contact: amglaser@ucsd.edu

Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative (MGSDII): Funding Opportunities for UC San Diego Faculty in Israel Studies

The following funding opportunities are available to UC San Diego faculty who are working in areas related to Modern Israel and Israel Studies. All applications will be vetted by a joint committee of the MGSDII and UC San Diego faculty advisors.

MGSDII visiting lecturers. The MGSDII can pay for travel, honoraria, and housing costs of up to $5K for Israeli scholars or artists to visit the UC San Diego campus. Visitors are expected to present one public lecture, as well as one visit to a class or meeting with students. UC San Diego faculty may also select speakers from the following list of current Israeli fellows residing in the US. The MGSDII will cover all costs associated with this visit. For inquires, please email Mitchell Price, MGSDII Program Associate, at: mitchell@leichtag.org

Fellowships for faculty and postdoctoral scholars to do research in Israel. These fellowships will be evaluated by a committee of UC San Diego faculty. Applications for travel and expenses of up to $8K are accepted on a rolling basis.

MGSDII postdoctoral teaching fellows. We invite applications from across the UC San Diego campus to support postdoctoral fellows for up to one year. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to teach one course/quarter in the host department on a topic related to Israel or Israel Studies.

MGSDII Visiting faculty. We invite applications from across the UC San Diego campus to support visiting faculty for a minimum of 1 quarter and a maximum of a full academic year. Faculty will be expected to teach at least one course at the University about modern Israel in each quarter during the Grant Period.

Micro-grants. The MGSDII offers micro-grants to fund programs related to Israel not listed here. Please write to Susan Lapidus, MGSII Director, atsusan@leichtag.orgto ask about opportunities.

 

Grants to Support Research in the Field of Russian Jewish Experience

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods - from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.
 
To learn more and to apply, visit their website at www.brandeis.edu/bgi/researchandscholarship/graduate.html
 
The research grants were made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.  

Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative

Contact: amglaser@ucsd.edu

Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative (MGSDII): Funding Opportunities for UC San Diego Faculty in Israel Studies

The following funding opportunities are available to UC San Diego faculty who are working in areas related to Modern Israel and Israel Studies. All applications will be vetted by a joint committee of the MGSDII and UC San Diego faculty advisors.

MGSDII visiting lecturers. The MGSDII can pay for travel, honoraria, and housing costs of up to $5K for Israeli scholars or artists to visit the UC San Diego campus. Visitors are expected to present one public lecture, as well as one visit to a class or meeting with students. UC San Diego faculty may also select speakers from the following list of current Israeli fellows residing in the US. The MGSDII will cover all costs associated with this visit. For inquires, please email Mitchell Price, MGSDII Program Associate, at: mitchell@leichtag.org

Fellowships for faculty and postdoctoral scholars to do research in Israel. These fellowships will be evaluated by a committee of UC San Diego faculty. Applications for travel and expenses of up to $8K are accepted on a rolling basis.

MGSDII postdoctoral teaching fellows. We invite applications from across the UC San Diego campus to support postdoctoral fellows for up to one year. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to teach one course/quarter in the host department on a topic related to Israel or Israel Studies.

MGSDII Visiting faculty. We invite applications from across the UC San Diego campus to support visiting faculty for a minimum of 1 quarter and a maximum of a full academic year. Faculty will be expected to teach at least one course at the University about modern Israel in each quarter during the Grant Period.

Micro-grants. The MGSDII offers micro-grants to fund programs related to Israel not listed here. Please write to Susan Lapidus, MGSII Director, atsusan@leichtag.orgto ask about opportunities.

Staff Contact

Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-534-4551
jewishstudies@ucsd.edu

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