Posen Society of Fellows for Emerging Scholars - Modernization Processes in Jewish History, Society, Culture 2016-18

Publish Date: Nov 14, 2016

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

A fellowship for emerging scholars 

The Posen Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of fourth Posen Society of Fellows, the 2016-2018 cohort of international emerging scholars working on modernization processes in Jewish history, society, and culture (see below).

The Society of Fellows Program

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.

The Posen Society of Fellows is open to all with no restrictions, regardless of religion, gender, or nationality.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Doctoral candidates working on a dissertation topic related to modernization processes in Jewish history, society and culture
  2. Applicants must have met all of their university’s requirements to be Ph.D candidate and have an approved dissertation topic
  3. Applicants who have already begun writing their dissertation must anticipates at least two years to completion
  4. Applicants may not hold other concurrent fellowships and/or academic awards in excess of $10,000 per year
  5. 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.

Application Process

Application are submitted on this website, in English only, in the order listed below. Each document should have your name (Last, First) as the heading on every page.

  • 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)
  • 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)

The application process for the 2017-2019 cohort is open.

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