Deadline: April 20
Duration: one semester or longer
Description: Dr. Elka Klein (1965-2005) was passionate about her profession as a historian and a teacher. Her untimely death in the spring of 2005 was a great loss to all who knew her, whether personally or professionally. In her memory, her friends and professional colleagues in the fields of History and Jewish Studies have created a fitting memorial to honor her dedication to and her achievements in her academic life.
A cash grant of $1500 will be awarded in Dr. Klein’s memory to a doctoral candidate preparing to spend a semester or more of the 2012-13 academic year abroad conducting historical research towards his/her dissertation. The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval history, gender studies, and Jewish studies.
Applicants for the grant are asked to submit four copies of the following information by April 20, 2012. Alternately, all materials other than the recommendation letter may be submitted by e-mail:
* A c.v.
* A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
* A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad
* A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured
* A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research s/he will be undertaking.
Applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant
c/o Dr. Gail Labovitz
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077
To submit an application by e-mail, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish Studies for their help in fund-raising and administration to make this grant possible.