Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community. The application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013. The Berman Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 each for the 2013-2014 academic year – will support doctoral work that incorporates the social scientific study of the contemporary North American Jewish community.

We welcome proposals that focus primarily on the North American Jewish experience as well as those that incorporate this topic as part of a broader comparative study.

Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at accredited higher educational institutions who have completed their comprehensive exams and received approval for their dissertation proposals (ABD). Doctoral students from outside the field of Jewish Studies are encouraged to apply.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2013

Further information, including application instructions, can be found on the AJS website: www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm. Please contact Karen Terry, AJS Program and Membership Coordinator, at ajs@ajs.cjh.org or

917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship program.