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.

The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University
invite applications for The 2014-2015 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica on the theme:

“Jewish Law and Legal Theory”

Do conceptual, historical, sociological, and other scholarly approaches deployed in  legal studies illuminate Jewish legal materials? We invite applications from senior and junior scholars working on any period of Jewish law, and encourage a broad set of methodological approaches

Ph.D. degree required by June 1, 2014

Starr Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 for the spring semester
or $50,000 for the full academic 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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

** 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 2014.

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