Targum Shlishi Dissertation Research Grant

Targum Shlishi is awarding four grants of $2,500 each during 2012 for dissertation research on Jewish Studies topics for students based either in the U.S. or Israel. The foundation is now accepting applications for the award. The deadline to receive applications is January 16, 2012.

This is the sixth year that Targum Shlishi has awarded grants for dissertation research. The research subjects of past grantees have included explorations into such diverse areas as student satisfaction with day school education, feminist reading in post-biblical literature, archeological studies relating to ritual purity, and Jewish theology in the Holocaust.

“Our commitment to supporting dissertation research in Jewish Studies fits well with our overall commitment to Jewish education and other areas of Jewish scholarship, and our conviction that quality research in these fields is critical to our future. It has been extremely heartening to become acquainted with the depth and breadth of the research being conducted in Jewish Studies during the past five years that we have been awarding this grant,” says Judith Dach, Ph.D., education consultant for Targum Shlishi. “One of our greatest hopes is that our actions galvanize others to support higher education in Jewish Studies and encourage young scholars, as it is their research and teaching that will help us gain a greater understanding of our history and culture.”

To apply for a grant, applicants must submit the following information in English:

Name, email address, mailing address and phone number
Name of university presently attending and department of study
Title of dissertation
A brief description of dissertation topic—up to 1000 words which must include:
1. Primary goal of the research
2. Relevance to your field
3. Methods used
4. Why it is significant
5. Status of research thus far
A paragraph of biographical information describing applicant’s educational background, related work, publications, and advisor’s name and advisor’s contact information.

Information should be e-mailed by January 16, 2012 to Judith Dach, Ph.D., education consultant for Targum Shlishi at judy@targumshlishi.org; any questions should also be addressed to her. After receiving the brief description, Targum Shlishi may contact applicants requesting further information.

For information about the previous grants for dissertation support, please visit the press releases page on Targum Shlishi’s website, http://www.targumshlishi.org/press.html to read about past award winners.

About Targum Shlishi

Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation, is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today. Premised on the conviction that dynamic change and adaptation have historically been crucial to a vibrant and relevant Judaism and to the survival of its people, Targum Shlishi’s initiatives are designed to stimulate the development of new ideas and innovative strategies that will enable Jewish life, its culture, and its traditions to continue to flourish. For more information on the foundation, visit its website: www.targumshlishi.org.

Contact: Judith Dach, Ph.D.
Phone: 954.559.9390
E-mail: judy@targumshlishi.org

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