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The Drisha Arts Fellowship, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, New York

Read about the Drisha Arts Fellowship Program in the Forward.

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The Drisha’s Arts Fellowship Program aims to revitalize the Jewish community by producing Jewishly knowledgeable artists. Women who are creative writers, visual artists, musicians, and performers are invited to apply. Drisha encourages the Arts Fellows to integrate their work with their Jewish learning and experience.

Arts Fellows who learn full time at Drisha receive a tuition waiver and may apply for a stipend. Arts Fellows who learn part time receive a tuition waiver and may apply for a financial award at the end of their year of learning.

Artists come from a range of diverse backgrounds in Jewish learning and have the opportunity to select a group of classes appropriate to their level. Some artists take skill-based classes in Biblical Hebrew and Bible in our Yesodot Skill-Building program. Those with a more extensive background in learning may join our Beit Midrash or Scholars Circle programs and study Talmud and halakha as well as Bible. Click here to learn more about these programs.

In addition to committing to a select group of regular Drisha classes, all of the arts fellows attend a dynamic text class once a week designed to enrich their work and deepen their relationship with the Torah. This class also gives fellows the opportunity to spend time in the beit midrash (library) doing research for independent projects. Open only to Arts Fellows, this class serves to foster a strong bond among them.

Arts fellows meet at “salons” every week to share and discuss their work. Arts Fellows also present their work to the Drisha community throughout the year, and perform, read, or showcase their work at an event that takes place in June. Collaborations are encouraged.

2007-2008 Arts Fellow and poet Carly Sachs reflects:

“This year it dawned on me that until I arrived at Drisha I had never found this type of community in all of my writing or Jewish experiences. I was always the lone writer or the lone Jew depending on which group I found myself in. Being at Drisha has strengthened my passion for integrating who I am as a Jew into my writing. Drisha has given me a rich context that inspires and informs my poetry. I’m very grateful to be part of this kind of program where we are encouraged to share our passions, fears, processes, and help each other as we learn and grow as Jews and as artists. As a writer, I’m very excited to be learning Biblical Hebrew which allows me, finally, to engage in texts that I would have otherwise thought were closed to me.”


For more information about applying to or supporting the program, please contact Jaime Wynn, Arts Fellowship Coordinator.

Download the Arts Fellowship application.


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Short-Term Research Fellowships, New York Public Library, Application Deadline April 1

NYPL is offering short-term fellowships for researchers who want to use the library’s collections.  Interested parties should go to:

Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of 20 fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting studies in the Library’s unique research and special collections betweenJune 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The Fellowship stipend is $2,500. Scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. Applications must be received by April 1, 2011, in order to be considered.

Please visit for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library.

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Senion and Postdoctoral Fellowhips, The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Application Deadline February 28


Petrach Senior Fellowship in Eurasian Studies. The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs announces a competition for one fellowship designed to “top off” the sabbatical/leave salary or another portable fellowship of a senior scholar for the academic year 2011-12. Fellows are expected to be in residence at IERES ( for the entire period of the fellowship, to conduct research or writing on an academic project related to Eurasia (including in part Ukraine), and to contribute actively to our lively IERES intellectual community through participation in the institute’s seminars, talks, and other events. There are no teaching obligations. Preferred candidates will be widely recognized as leaders in their disciplines, with a strong record of peer-reviewed publication. In the US, this would usually mean a tenured academic appointment, and in Eurasian systems a degree of doktor nauk. While the Fellow’s research does not have to focus on Ukraine, part of the study should relate directly to it. All disciplines are eligible. Fellows will be awarded a shared office at IERES, university affiliation, library access, limited administrative support, a stipend of $3,300 per month for the period September 2011 – May 2012, and one roundtrip airfare to cover their arrival in and departure from Washington, DC. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter (maximum three pages) describing the proposed research/writing activity to be done at IERES and a CV by email to Caitlin Katsiaficas,, with the subject heading “Petrach Senior Fellowship Application.” The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 28, 2011. Questions may be directed to Ms. Katsiaficas at 202-994-6342. This fellowship is funded by IERES’s William and Helen Petrach Endowment.

Davis and Hoffman Postdoctoral Fellowships in European or Eurasian Studies. The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs announces a competition for two junior post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2011-12. These fellowships are intended to support recent Ph.D. recipients as they bring their dissertation research to publication or embark upon a first post-dissertation research project related to IERES’s areas of coverage (Europe and the part of Eurasia corresponding to the postcommunist world) at the outset of an academic career. Fellows have no teaching obligations, though are expected to be in residence at IERES ( for the entire period of the fellowship and to contribute actively to IERES’s lively intellectual community through participation in the institute’s seminars, talks, and other events. Preferred candidates will combine strong signs of leadership within their own discipline and area expertise, though comparative social science projects including at least one substantial case from Europe/Eurasia will also be strongly considered. Scholars will be awarded desk space at IERES, university affiliation, library access, limited administrative support, a stipend of $3,300 per month for the period September 2011 – May 2012, and one roundtrip airfare to cover their arrival in and departure from Washington, DC.  To be eligible, the applicant’sdoctoral dissertation must have been defended by the start of the fellowship period, but no earlier than 2007. All disciplines are eligible. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter (maximum two pages) describing the proposed research/writing activity to be done at IERES, two letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommenders), and a CV by email to Caitlin Katsiaficas,, with the subject heading “Davis-Hoffman Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition.” The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 28, 2011. Questions may be directed to Ms. Katsiaficas at 202-994-6342. These fellowships are funded by the Maria H. Davis European Studies Endowment and a gift from A. Michael Hoffman.

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2011 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program at Moscow State University, Deadline March 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for the 2011 Summer Russian Language Teachers Program at Moscow State University. Between fifteen and twenty finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act. All program expenses (less an initial program deposit and domestic travel to and from Washington, D.C.) will be paid for these participants.

Applications for the Summer 2011 program are due March 1st. Interested applicants can find the online application here:

This is a six-week program in Russian language, culture, and foreign language pedagogy for teachers or teachers-in-training. Applicants must be either graduate students preparing for a career in Russian-language education or current teachers of Russian at the university, secondary school, or elementary school level. Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Fellowships typically provide:
*Full tuition for six weeks of study at Moscow State University;
*Housing in Moscow State dormitory;
*Roundtrip, international airfare from Washington, D.C. to Moscow;
*Pre-departure orientation in Washington. D.C.;
*Russian visa;
*Living stipend;
*Medical insurance; and
*Ten graduate hours of credit from Bryn Mawr College.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

An online application is available here:

For more information, contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Suite 1200

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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011-2012 academic year, The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies

The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies announces 2 postdoctoral fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Completed applications should be received by February 1, 2011.

Outstanding applicants in any field are welcome to apply; however, we have identified the following areas as of particular interest: Sociology, Gerontology, Political Science, Economics, and Art and Architectural History.

Please follow the guidelines below in submitting your application for a fellowship:

1) Fellows must have their Ph.D. (or Kandidat nauk) in hand by the beginning of their fellowship, and those without native ability in English must have a demonstrated capability to lecture in English.

2) Candidates should send
a. curriculum vitae
b. a one page description of their research proposal
c. a one-page description for each of the 3 to 4 courses they would like to teach
d. three letters of reference––in English
Materials can be mailed to The Havighurst Center, Fellowship Program, Harrison Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 45056 or emailed to:, subject line Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Boren Scholarships Deadline: February 10, 2011
Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline.
Boren Fellowships Deadline: February 1, 2011

Click here to apply

For the University of Chicago Applicants:

The College campus application deadline for the Boren Scholarship is 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 18th. Applicants can submit their completed applications to the advising desk on the second floor of Harper. Questions may be addressed to David Comp, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College, at

Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Learn More

Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The Boren Fellowship supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Learn More

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, Deadline January 20

*Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies*

The LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE Department of Foreign Languages invites applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian Studies beginning Fall 2011.

Preferred teaching fields include Russian as a Second Language and specialization in one of the following areas: Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, Post-Soviet Studies or Film Studies.

The Mellon Fellowship position has the possibility of being converted into a replacement for sabbatical leave in the 2012-2013 academic year. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. The teaching load in the 2011-2012 academic year will be three courses, one of which is a Russian language course. The two other courses will be taught in English: a Russian topics course in the fall semester and a section of “Exploration & Discovery,” a general-education first-year seminar in the spring semester.

The position requires near-native or native fluency in Russian and English and a Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of application. A complete application must include (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a letter of application, which includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience and research interest; (3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course in the area of the candidate’s specialization; and (4) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover.

Candidates are urged to submit their application by mail or electronically by Dec. 30 in anticipation of preliminary interviews at the AATSEEL Conference in Pasadena, CA, January 6-10. Later applications will be considered, but must be submitted by January 20, 2011.

The address is: Tatiana Osipovich, Foreign Languages Department, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 97219-7899.
E-mail address:

Lewis & Clark College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute to a learning community that values diversity.

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The Paul Celan Fellowship 2011/2012 for Translators, The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Deadline February 11

2011/2012 – Call for Application.

For more information on this and other fellowships please visit IWM website.


The Paul Celan Fellowship Program of IWM and ERSTE Foundation aims to help overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century.
Therefore, the Paul Celan Fellowships support East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and in the field of Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the IWM ’s research fields is likewise welcomed.
Please note that no applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted.


Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months at the IWM between July 2011 and June 2012 to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 2,250 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. The IWM provides a personal office with internet access, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. Paul Celan Visiting Fellows participate in the scholarly community and activities of the IWM.


The application consists of (in English or German):

  • the application form (please download)
  • a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications
  • the name of the author and the work to be translated (from the original language) and an explanation for the choice thereof
  • the exact number of pages
  • a contract or a letter of intent from a publisher
  • proof that the translator/publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them)
  • the planned date of publication
  • information on the program of the publishing house

For further details please see:

Deadline for application is February 11, 2011.

Please send the application by mail to:

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien

Advance copies by e-mail are accepted:
Subject header: Paul Celan Fellowships
Please send your application materials as PDF files.

Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in spring 2011.
The jury is not required to justify its decisions.

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Rechtskulturen: 7 Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011/12 in Berlin


The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars
to apply for seven postdoctoral fellowships for the research project



Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have
obtained their doctorate within the last five years before their
application to the program. We welcome candidates in particular
from the disciplines of law, sociology, political science,
philosophy, history, anthropology, theology, and area studies,
representing a broad range of diverse approaches to the law,
including gender studies, comparative research, law & literature,
critical approaches to international law, administrative sciences,
transitional justice, the law of development cooperation, and
classical problems of legal philosophy. We encourage and welcome
applications from all regions of the world. Fellows are given
the opportunity to pursue their individual research projects within
a transdisciplinary and transregional context. During the fellowship
in Berlin, they will be associated with a university institute
(e.g. the Faculty of Law at Humboldt-Universitaet) or an extra-
university research institute. In the overall context of the
project Rechtskulturen and the framework of the Forum Transregionale
Studien, they will be part of a vibrant discursive environment.


begin on October 1, 2011, and will end on July 31, 2012. Shorter
fellowship terms can be considered. Postdoctoral fellows will
receive a monthly stipend of Euro 2.250 plus supplements depending
on their personal situation. Organisational support, regarding
visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful
applicants will be fellows of the project Rechtskulturen at
the Forum Transregionale Studien.


The postdoctoral fellow program Rechtskulturen (‘legal cultures’)
is designed to explore the law in new and innovative ways. We
intend to create a space of reflection and communication where
fundamental and salient questions of the law and its context(s)
can be re-negotiated from a variety of disciplinary and regional
perspectives, and re-connected with jurisprudence and legal
methodology. As a central element of the Berlin research network
Law in Context based at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin,
Rechtskulturen aims at recontextualizing our understanding of
law by transcending the scope of comparative legal studies and
international law. It is designed to enhance a re-location of law
among its neighboring disciplines – the humanities, the cultural
and social sciences -, and can thus allow affiliated scholars,
fellows and faculty to develop innovative research agendas in
transregional constellations beyond a European or Anglo-American
focus. The program addresses scholars from a variety of disciplinary
backgrounds, regional contexts and academic fields of discourse.
In Berlin, the postdoctoral fellows will work on projects of
their own choice.

The program Rechtskulturen is co-directed by
Justice-elect Professor Susanne Baer (Bundesverfassungsgericht/
Humboldt-Universitaet) and
Professor Christoph Moellers (Humboldt-Universitaet),
and scientifically coordinated by
Alexandra Kemmerer (Research Network Law in Context, Wissenschafts-
kolleg zu Berlin).

Each academic year, the program invites seven scholars in an
early stage of their academic careers to Berlin to pursue projects
contributing to the study of Rechtskulturen: Confrontations Beyond
Comparison. The fellow program’s scholarly environment is designed
to enable and to encourage both fellows and the wider community to
explore and create new orientations in their interdisciplinary
research projects.


To apply, please send the following documents in English, exclusively
by e-mail, as separate word or PDF files:

– a curriculum vitae
– an anonymized project description (no longer than five pages)
stating what you will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship
– the titles of three pieces of your scholarly work (incl. biblio-
graphical information) and your favourite one of those as PDF file
– the names and addresses (incl. e-mail) of two referees

The application, to be received by 17 January 2011, should be
addressed to:


The Forum Transregionale Studien is a new research platform
designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-
specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements
and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames.
The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and
networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by
an association of the directors of research institutes and
networks mainly based in Berlin. It started its activities in
2010 by supporting three research projects in the fields of law,
philology, and urban sociology. The Forum Transregionale Studien
is funded by the Senate of Berlin.


Forum Transregionale Studien
Project: Rechtskulturen
c/o Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Alexandra Kemmerer
Wallotstrasse 19
14193 Berlin

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Academic Fellowships: American Research Center in Sofia

The American Research Center in Sofia , Bulgaria, offers three programs with accompanying fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012: a Fall term program (September-November 2011) focusing on the history and archaeology of Bulgaria and neighboring countries, from prehistory to the present day; a Spring term program (February-April 2012) focusing on the history of religion in Bulgaria and neighboring countries; and a nine-month program (September 2011-May 2012) which incorporates both Fall and Spring term programs. The programs combine a formal academic curriculum with independent research. ARCS hosts the programs’ lectures and seminars; organizes related study trips; facilitates opportunities for taking Bulgarian and other Balkan language classes; and provides logistical support and access to local libraries, museums, and other educational institutions.

In addition, Between July 14 – August 4, ARCS sponsors a session on Bulgarian history and culture which consists of lectures and visits to sites in and near Sofia and historical and cultural excursions throughout Bulgaria.

The Center engages the participants with eminent local scholars relevant to the field of their study and makes arrangements for specialized research at local institutions. Further details about these programs are available on the ARCS webpage ( and the ARCS facebook group page (


ARCS plans to offer three fellowships for the Fall term program, three for the Spring term program, and one for the nine-month program. The fellowships include a monthly stipend ($550/month), housing in Bulgaria, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria.

Graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern Bulgaria or the Balkan peninsula, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible for all three programs. The Fall term and Spring term programs are also open to advanced undergraduate students with similar research interests. Non-U.S. applicants are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the United States or Canada. School and university faculty may apply to be admitted for the Fall term or Spring term program, but are ineligible for ARCS fellowships. The American Research Center in Sofia does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to its programs.

A complete application consists of: the ARCS application form (available at; a project proposal describing how participation in the ARCS academic program will serve your research interests (not to exceed three double-spaced pages); a current cv; academic transcripts; and two letters of reference from scholars familiar with your work. These materials must be submitted by email to Professor Kevin Clinton ( Chair of the ARCS Fellowship Committee, by February 15, 2011. ARCS expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Fellowship Committee by April 1,2011.

Please direct any questions about ARCS academic programs, fellowships, or
application procedures to:

Professor Denver Graninger, Director of ARCS.
American Research Center in Sofia, 75 Vasil Petleshkov St., Sofia 1510,
TEL: (+359 2) 947 9498; FAX: (+359 2) 840 1962

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