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HARRY STARR FELLOWSHIP IN JUDAICA
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The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. PhDs are required.

The Harry Starr Fellowships were established by a bequest from the estate of Harry Starr, A.B. 1921, LL.B. 1924, who had a broad vision of academic Jewish studies and of their place in university programs in the humanities and the social sciences.

The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. By drawing together scholars from a variety of universities and a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, the Starr Fellows not only share their research with each other, but also with members of the Harvard community.

Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Center community are required during the fellowship appointment. All Starr Fellows must be in residence during the spring semester; full-year fellowships are also available. Fellows are expected to devote full-time study to their projects without undertaking any other major activities and will be asked to present their work-in-progress in a seminar during the spring semester.
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The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University
With the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University
Invite applications for the 2017-18 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
on the theme:
Jewish Literatures and Languages:

It is now widely understood that Jewish cultures haves always been multilingual and that Jewish literatures have spanned the wide range of languages that Jews have spoken and written throughout their history. Proposals for the Fellowship may deal with Jewish literatures from any period, from the ancient to the contemporary, and preference will be given to those that deal directly with the question of how language expresses and articulates Jewish identity, be it communal or individual. Projects that place their subject in historical context or employ a comparative perspective are especially welcome. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. degree required.

The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply, the Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence.  It is hoped that fellows will participate in the academic and social life of the university and the Jewish Studies community at Harvard.  The stipend is $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year.

 

An online application is available now.
Applicants should fill out the online application
and submit a short project proposal, C.V., and two letters of recommendation
by the deadline date of

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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** Please be advised that any recommendations sent via email must come directly from the recommender.  Also, please note on your application if recommendations will be arriving via hard copy rather than email.
Please email all recommendations to: cjs@fas.harvard.edu

The fellowship committee will inform applicants of their decisions in the Spring of 2016.

Please click here to start the online application

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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