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Dissertation Year Fellowship

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition for Dissertation Year Fellowships for students in all Divisions and Schools at the University of Chicago pursuing projects on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) study of the history, culture, and thought of the Jews, classical and modern Jewish texts, and languages of the Jews (e.g., Biblical through Modern Hebrew, Yiddish). The number of fellowships to be awarded will depend on funding but the Center plans to award at least one fellowship for 2013-14.

Terms: The Dissertation Year Fellow will receive tuition, the student life fee, a stipend of $24,000, and Basic University Student Health Insurance, if the student elects to take it.

Eligibility: Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy at the time of application (i.e., by April 5, 2013). This deadline is firm, and no exceptions will be granted. Dissertation Year Fellowships may not be held by students who are beyond the ninth year in their programs, and strong preference will be given to applicants currently in year five or year six of their programs.

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of application electronically as a Word or PDF attachment to Nancy Pardee at npardee@uchicago.edu. Applicants must also provide the following supporting documents:

1) letters of recommendation from all members of the applicant’s dissertation committee

2) an electronic copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal

3) an electronic copy of the table of contents and current completion status of each chapter

4) an electronic copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV)

5) an electronic copy of one (and no more than one) approved chapter of the applicant’s dissertation

6) a copy of the applicant’s official transcript.

The confidential letters of recommendation may be sent by the faculty members directly to the Center or presented by the applicant in sealed envelopes bearing the signature of the faculty member across the seal. The Center Governing Board reserves the right to exclude from consideration application dossiers that do not comply with these requirements.

All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday April 5, 2013. Late materials cannot be accepted. For further information, contact Nancy Pardee, npardee@uchicago.edu or 773-702-7108.