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Two Fellowships in Jewish Studies

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer two fellowships in the social sciences.

For early career scholars (pre-tenure): Berman Foundation EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

The Berman Early Career Fellowships – awards of up to $8,000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year – aim to support a new generation of scholars in the field of the social scientific study of the North
American Jewish community. Fellowships will help offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles (i.e. through funding research travel, equipment, materials, and fieldwork, or by subsidizing living expenses during the writing phase of the project).  Applicants must have deposited their dissertations no earlier than January 1, 2010 and no later than August 31, 2015. Further details are available on the AJS website.  Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

For graduate students: Berman Foundation DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

The Berman Dissertation Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 each for the 2015-16 academic year – aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars; and encourage graduate students in the social sciences to expand their research to include the study of North American Jewry. Preference will be given to applicants seeking support for doctoral research, but requests for funding to support the writing phase of the dissertation will also be considered. Applicants must be PhD 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. Further details are available on the AJS website.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Support for these programs is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Please contact Amy Weiss, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at aweiss@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship programs.