Posen Society of Fellows Fellowship for Emerging Scholars 2018, Israel

Publish Date: Oct 04, 2017


The Posen Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth Posen Society of Fellows, the 2017-2019 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.
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 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)
  • Separately, you will ask your advisor to upload:
    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)

Applications for the 2018-20 will open November 10, 2017 on this website.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

Further Official Information

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