Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Dissertation Year Fellowships (U of C students), Deadline: March 29

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a competition for the Ulrich and Harriet Meyer 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). There will be up to four (4) Meyer Dissertation Year Fellowships awarded for the 2010-11 academic year.

Terms: Fellows will receive tuition, required fees (i.e., the student activity fee and the health and wellness fee), a stipend of $24,000, and University student health insurance on the Basic Plan, if the student elects to take it.

Eligibility: Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy at the time of application (i.e., by March 29, 2010). This deadline is firm, and no exceptions will be granted. Meyer Fellowships may not be held by students who are beyond the tenth 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 both paper and electronic copies of the application. Paper copies may be mailed to Mr. Daniel Hantman, Administrator, Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, Walker 200, University of Chicago, 1115 E. 58th St., Chicago IL 60637 by March 29, 2010; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word attachments to hantmand@uchicago.edu.

Supporting documents: The dossier for each student should include the following supporting documents: (1) letters from all members of the student’s dissertation committee, (2) a copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal, (3) a table of contents and current completion status of each chapter, (4) a curriculum vitae (CV), (5) a copy of one (and no more than one) approved chapter of the applicant’s dissertation, and (6) a copy of the student’s transcript. The confidential letters should either be sent by the faculty members directly to the Center by that date or the student should include the letters in sealed, signed envelopes.  The Center Governing Board reserves the right to exclude from consideration dossiers that do not comply with these requirements.

For further information, please contact Josef Stern at j-stern@uchicago.edu or 773-702-8594.

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