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Katzin Fellowship Nominations: due May 2, 2022

Jewish Studies is accepting nominations for the Katzin Fellowship of $5,000 for graduate students with interests in Jewish Studies.

  • Faculty: nominate a student by submitting a short faculty endorsement statement describing their research and potential  
  • Currently enrolled students should submit a 1-page research proposal detailing their work and its intersection with fields in Jewish Studies along with the faculty endorsement. 

 Send materials or questions to: jewishstudies@ucsd.edu by May 2, 2022

 

Summer opportunities for graduate or undergraduate students: 

The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to be offering a one‐time Jewish Studies Opportunity Summer Fellowship for 

graduate or undergraduate students. These fellowships will be awarded up to the amount of $5,000 for projects related in some way to Jewish Studies research. To apply, students should submit a one‐page letter describing their research. They should include the name of at least one faculty advisor who may be contacted. Faculty can also nominate students to work with them on a Jewish Studies related project. 

Please submit letters to jewishstudies@ucsd.edu by May 2, 2022.

Opportunities

Faculty

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

Please visit our website to view current opportunities and learn more about resources available to faculty.

Mission: The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative seeks to strategically promote, support and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration.

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.

Visiting Israeli Faculty, Scholars, and Artists
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. For inquiries, please email Mitchell Price, MGSDII Program Manager, at: mitchell@mgsdii.org
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.
Faculty Trips to Israel
If you would like more information on how to arrange a trip to Israel tailored to your discipline or academic department, please contact Mitchell Price at mitchell@mgsdii.org. See examples of past and upcoming study trips.
Research & Grant Opportunities
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. Micro-grants.
The MGSDII offers micro-grants to fund programs related to Israel not listed here. Please write to Susan Lapidus, MGSII Director, at susan@mgsdii.org to ask about opportunities.
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.

Graduate Students

The Dita and Erwin Gumpel Judaic Studies Endowed Fellowship

The Gumpel is a $10,000 fellowship awarded to current and incoming PhD students working in the Jewish Studies field. Students are nominated by faculty members based on how the students' work contributes to the field of Jewish Studies.


The Katzin in Perpetuity (KIP) Fellowship

The KIP is a $5,000 fellowship awarded to current and incoming PhD students working in the Jewish Studies field. Students are nominated by faculty members based on how the students' work contributes to the field of Jewish Studies.


Jewish Studies Program Grants and Stipends

The Jewish Studies Program awards grants and stipends to support to UC San Diego graduate student work on a case by case basis. The amount of the award varies depending on student need and fund availability. Please contact the Jewish Studies Program at jewishstudies@ucsd.edu.


Hebrew Teaching Assistant

The Jewish Studies Program hires a teaching assistant for our first-year Hebrew courses. Appointments are at 25% time working 10 hours per week, teaching two one-hour sections under the supervision of the Hebrew Languages Instructors. Office hours, preparation, and grading required. Resume or CV detailing language and/or teaching background and Statement of purpose hand written in Hebrew required. Please visit the Graduate Division Employment website for job announcements or contact the Jewish Studies Program at jewishstudies@ucsd.edu.


YAAANA Winter Course Offerings 

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) is offering a wide range of courses in Yiddish and other languages starting this week. Check our their website and see the information below for more information about options ranging from beginning Yiddish to Yiddish creative writing.

For more information, visit the Yiddishland California website.

Undergraduate Students

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will host its third annual Undergraduate
Scholars Conference in Israel Studies on June 15, 2021. We are asking for your help in reaching
out to students who may be interested in presenting their work on any Israel-related topic at
the conference.

 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Undergraduate Scholars’ Conference in
Israel Studies will be held over Zoom. Students who are accepted to the conference will present
their work alongside fellow undergraduate scholars and take part in a Q&A session moderated
by scholars affiliated with the UCLA Nazarian Center.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, sharpen their research
and presentation skills and add an impressive line on their CV (particularly in anticipation of
applying for graduate school). The conference will also provide students with an opportunity to
receive feedback and network with the Nazarian Center’s graduate students and faculty, as well as their fellow peers. Students are welcome to base their presentation on a research paper
written for your class. Students at all levels of undergraduate study are encouraged to apply.

 

Interested students should send a brief abstract outlining their paper by May 14th. To be eligible for consideration, students must be enrolled undergraduate students or have graduated no longer than six months before the conference date, and commit to participating in the conference. Final papers (written in English) must be submitted by June 4th. For more detailed information, please visit the “Call for Papers” page posted on our website: 
https://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/article/235160

 

We would very much appreciate it if you would share the Call for Papers with your students and
encourage them to apply. Monetary awards will be given to the student who submits the best
paper, as well as to the runner-up. The winner of the best paper award will receive $350 USD,
and the runner-up will receive $150 USD.

 

We sincerely appreciate your help in promoting the conference and look forward to seeing your
students’ submissions. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Center’s Sigman Graduate Fellow, Avery Weinman - averyweinman@g.ucla.edu – who is coordinating the conference.

    


UC Berkeley's Global Internship Program in Israel (virtual)

The Global Internship Program in Israel allows students to gain first-hand knowledge, academic credits (3 units), language skills and international work experience through a virtual learning program focused on social change and impact-oriented innovation.  

The deadline for students to apply is coming up on March 15th! They can apply or find more info here.

For any questions about the program, contact Rebecca Golbert at rlgolbert@law.berkeley.edu or Maya Shemtov at mshemtov@law.berkeley.edu.

 


The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program

Program of Study July 1 to July 29 2021

Join these top scholars and educators in exploring the world of Yiddish!

The Yiddish Language Faculty:

Mr. Daniel Birnbaum

Dr. Yaad Biran

Dr. Miriam Trinh

Mr. Eliezer Niborski

Dr. Alexandra Polyan

Prof. David Roskies

While some students will hopefully be able to learn from our stellar faculty in person, we will also offer online classes at all levels, pending enrollments.

Language instruction, both in person and online, will begin daily at 10 am Israel time. Our academic enrichment program will take place in the afternoon, allowing students in the Americas to also join us virtually

Cultural Program:

Afternoon lecture series on Yiddish literature and culture with Prof. Justin Cammy

Yiddish lectures by leading scholars 

Yiddish conversation classes

 Multilingual creative writing workshop

 Cooking in Yiddish and other immersion activities

 Special urban musical tour (livestreamed for those online)

 Graduate research forum

 And more!

The costs of the program are:

$ 1450 tuition

$ 300 afternoon program only

$ 60 registration fee

 Scholarships are available for full time students.

 As students of TAU International, participants will be eligible for 80 hours of language and literature Instruction (four credits).

WWW.NAOMIYIDDISH.TAU.AC.IL | NAOMIYIDDISH@TAUEX.TAU.AC.IL

REGISTRATION: INTERNATIONAL.TAU.AC.IL | BY MAY 1, 2021

 


 

Jewish Studies Undergraduate Summer Scholarship

Award: $2,500.00

The Jewish Studies Program offers a scholarship 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.

Process:

Students must 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.


YAAANA Winter Course Offerings 

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) is offering a wide range of courses in Yiddish and other languages starting this week. Check our their website and see the information below for more information about options ranging from beginning Yiddish to Yiddish creative writing.

For more information, visit the Yiddishland California website.