The Center for Jewish History, based in New York City, recently announced the expansion of the Prins Program for Emigrating Scholars, Artists and Writers, to provide new fellowships to junior and senior scholars and emerging artists and writers seeking permanent teaching and research positions in North America. The program was expanded with a $750,000 grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation.
According to The Sacramento Bee, the program will support those who wish to pursue advanced study and original research in the extensive collections of the Center’s five distinguished partners: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Read more.
In addition to the Prins Fellowship, the Center supports scholars at various levels, including the only National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Scholar Fellowship granted to a Jewish studies institution; graduate and undergraduate research fellowships; a Visiting Scholars Program; and the Steinberg Emerging Jewish Filmmaker Fellowship.
Erin Johnson, a Jewish Service Corps Fellow, recently reached out to me via LinkedIn to share with me her experience looking for fellowships online. Like many of us, she spent hours on the Internet searching for fellowships that provide financial support for a community service project. She hit a gold mine when she discovered that a number of Jewish organizations provide fully-funded service fellowships, including service projects abroad in Israel!
The Jewish Service Corps, sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, offers year-long, paid, service opportunities to young Jewish leaders. The fellowship covers round-trip travel expenses, housing, a monthly stipend for basic living expenses, a small end-of-year bonus, and a health insurance package. Currently, JSC Fellows are located in Argentina, India, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Serbia, Israel, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
We know there are many more fellowships like this funded by faith-based organizations. This is one more lead for our fellowship search – thanks Erin!
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews