|Summer Faculty Fellowship|
|Get the foundation you need to teach about modern Israel:
Apply to the Summer Institute for Israel Studies
June 14-26 at Brandeis University; June 27-July 6 in Israel
|The Summer Institute for Israel Studies is a competitive fellowship program open to faculty in all disciplines.
Stipend of up to $2,500. Travel, accommodations and most meals provided.
- Engage with world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. in a two-week
multidisciplinary Brandeis seminar
- Meet with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts on a 10-day
Israel study tour
- Explore the complexity of Israeli society, politics and culture
- Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach an Israel Studies course
in your discipline
- Join a network of 250 alumni — teaching at nearly 200 institutions worldwide —
supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and ongoing professional
“The Summer Institute gave me the courage and confidence to teach my first course in Modern Israeli History.”
“The Summer Institute provided me with a chance to take a rigorous scholarly approach to the study of Israel, to inquire and critique and discuss important issues with a community of international scholars.”
Annual Fellowship Competition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
2016–2017 Fellowship Application
Accepting applications for the 2016–2017 fellowship competition: September 1, 2015–November 30, 2015.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.
About The Fellowships
The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.
The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.
Stipends range up to $3,500 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,750 per month. Awards include a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Washington, DC. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area do not receive a travel stipend. The funds provided through this award may be subject to US federal and/or state tax. Please be advised the Mandel Center cannot provide individual tax advice.
The Mandel Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.
Fellowship winners will have access to a work space, computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. We encourage cost-sharing by home institutions or other relevant organizations to extend the residency of the applicant at the Mandel Center or to make possible additional research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad.
Fellowships may start as early as August 1, 2016 and must be completed no later than December 31, 2017.
The Application Process
All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. All applications must consist of the following:
- An online application form (link provided above)
- A project proposal, in PDF format, not to exceed five single-spaced pages
- A curriculum vitae summary, in PDF format, not to exceed four single-spaced pages
- Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out. Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee may not write letters of recommendation. Only two letters will be considered. Any additional letters will not be included in the applicant’s file. Letters of recommendation must be received before November 30, 2015, and come directly from the references, not from the applicant. Directions on how to submit letters of recommendation can be found within the online application form.
Successful project proposals should highlight the resources available at the Museum that scholars will need to access in order to support their research. An addendum listing these resources may be attached in addition to the five-page project proposal. Important resources may also be referenced in the body of the project proposal. To search the Museum’s holdings, visit http://collections.ushmm.org/search/.
Decisions will be announced in late April 2016.
Please direct inquiries to:
Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Manager
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
The specific fellowship and length of award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies 2016-2017 fellowships are made possible by generous donors:
- Jamie Barry
- Fred and Maria Devinki Memorial Fellowship Fund
- Alexander Grass Foundation
- Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman
- Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance
- William S. and Ina Levine Foundation
- William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellowship Fund on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews
- Margit Meissner Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in Czech Lands
- Norman Raab Foundation
- Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Foundation
- Pearl Resnick Fellowship Foundation
- J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust
- L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro
- The Sosland Family
- Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine
- Diane and Howard Wohl
- Lydia and David Zimmern Memorial Fellowship Fund
This list may not include all potential named fellowships and is subject to modification.
Applicants to the Mandel Center’s annual fellowship competition may also be interested in the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany’s Saul Kagan Fellowships. Kagan Fellows present their work to Mandel Center staff and fellows at the Museum on a biennial basis.
Please note these are separate fellowship programs. You may not hold a Mandel Center fellowship concurrently with other funded fellowships.
Learn more about the Claims Conference’s fellowship program.
TEL AVIV NONSTOP CITY
Scholarships for Research
The Tel Aviv Global & Tourism Administration is offering scholarships to support research students (Masters and Doctoral) who bring forward innovative research on the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and, in particular, on Tel Aviv’s stance as a Global City.
Following two successful rounds of scholarships in 2013-4 three Scholarships are offered in partnership with:
• The Foundation for Support and Development of the Construction Field in Israel
• Eldar Group
• The Canada-Israel Group
The Tel Aviv Global Scholarships Award: 7,500 NIS each (approximately €1,700 each)
Click here to download a PDF file of the brochure.
Dates: August 2-13 or 16-27, 2015
Instructors: Ran Baratz, Ruth Wisse, Meir Soloveichik, Asael Abelman, Michael Doran, Vance Serchuk, and Samuel Gregg
The Tikvah Fund is offering three different two-week seminars for Israeli advanced BA and MA students.
The seminar on Zionism will take place from August 2 until August 13. Asael Abelman will lead it, alongside Ran Baratz, Ruth Wisse, and Meir Soloveichik. Throughout, we will examine Zionist thought and history, especially as it relates to Judaism. Is Zionism the fulfillment of or an alternative to traditional Jewish life?
The seminar on Economics and Freedom will take place from August 16 until August 27. Ran Baratz and Samuel Gregg will discuss modern liberal economic principles as shaped by major thinkers like Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek, the world economy and the Israeli economy, and the reforms that would benefit Israel.
The seminar on War and Strategy will also take place from August 16 until August 27 and it will be led by Michael Doran and Vance Serchuk. The first week will be devoted to the causes of war and peace, and some of the strategies that states have pursued to contend with the former and promote the latter. The second week will interpret American policy in the Middle East.
Applications are open until April 14, 2015.
Three-week fellowship preparing faculty in any discipline to teach about Israel.
The 2015 program opens with an intensive seminar at Brandeis from Monday, June 15 – Monday, June 29, followed by a study tour of Israel from Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 9, 2015. Stipend of up to $2500, travel, accommodations and meals are included.
Supporting doctoral students whose research focuses on Israel. Candidates must be accepted in Brandeis University graduate school programs of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, History, Politics, Literature, Sociology or Middle East Studies. Full and partial fellowships of up to $24,000 are renewable, after review, for up to five years.
Supporting post-doctoral research in Israel Studies. Fellows teach one course per semester, give one or more public lectures and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center. Stipend of $52,500 plus research fund.
A limited number of travel subsidies are available for junior faculty and advanced graduate students to attend American University’s conference “How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel.”
Applications for travel subsidies are due September 15, 2014. Notification will be made by October 1, 2014.
Travel Subsidy Application
Thanks to the generosity of the Knapp Family Foundation, American University has funds to subsidize the participation of faculty and advanced graduate students in the conference “How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel.” The maximum award will be $500 per person. Applicants for the travel subsidy should submit via email the following:
1) A brief letter addressing how this conference contributes to their professional agenda.
2) An itemized budget for travel (including air and ground transportation, and hotel).
3) Other sources (potential and received) of funding for attending this conference.
4) Amount of subsidy requested.
Please submit all applications for travel subsidy by email to israelstudies[[at]]american.edu
Click here for full program (PDF).