A NEW FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING SCHOLARS AND WRITERS

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The Posen Foundation
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fellowships@posenfoundation.org

POSEN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS

A NEW FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING SCHOLARS AND WRITERS

DEADLINE:

January 15, 2013

The Posen Foundation is pleased to inaugurate the Posen Society of Fellows, an international cohort of emerging scholars and writers whose work deals with Jewish subject matter. Each Fellow receives $40,000 over two years, and the opportunity to attend an annual gathering led by prestigious scholars and writers.

The Posen Foundation is now soliciting applications for the 2013-2015 class of Fellows.

ELIGIBILITY

We welcome applications from doctoral students writing their dissertations on subjects related to modern Jewish history and culture. Applicants should submit a cover letter stating their academic interest, curriculum vitae, a dissertation prospectus, a writing sample of no more than 15 pages, and a letter of recommendation from a major advisor. Evidence of a commitment to teaching is important. Applications should be emailed to fellowships@posenfoundation.org with the subject “Dissertation Fellowship—Name.” If sent separately, recommendations should be emailed to the same address with the subject “Dissertation Recommendation—Name.” All application materials should be submitted in English. All applicants should have completed their exams before April 1, 2013.

Writers must be at work on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection, and should not yet have published their first book. Applicants should submit a cover letter stating their background and career ambitions, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a description of their work in progress, and a description of how their writing sample fits into their larger work. Short story writers should submit two or three short stories; novelists should submit between 30-40 pages of prose. Application materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew. Applications should be emailed to fellowships@posenfoundation.org with the subject “Fiction Writing Fellowship—Name.”

Awards will be announced by April 1, 2013

For more information, visit www.posenfoundation.org

The Posen Foundation promotes Jewish learning, academic research in Jewish history and culture, and participation in Jewish cultural life.

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