Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship

Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship 2012-13

App Deadline March 30, 2012

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a 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 2012-13.

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 March 30, 2012). 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 both paper and electronic copies of the application. Paper copies may be mailed to Miller Prosser, Administrator, Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, Walker 109, University of Chicago, 1115 E. 58th St., Chicago IL 60637 by March 30, 2012; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word or PDF attachments to

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 Miller Prosser at or 773-702-7108.

For the application, please download the following pdf: Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Dissertation Year Fellowship 2012-13

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