Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship


The Fellowship, established in honor of the late Rabbi Dr. Daniel Jeremy Silver, Harvard Class of 1948, of Cleveland, Ohio, by his family and friends, will be awarded to an active congregational rabbi who has demonstrated exceptional intellectual and academic ability and interest, originality, and energy in the pursuit of Jewish scholarship.

The Silver Fellowship will provide a $40,000 stipend for one semester at Harvard. It is intended to allow the recipient to begin, continue, or complete a piece of serious research in some area of Jewish scholarship before he or she returns to congregational life. To pursue this concentrated course of work and study, the Silver Fellow will enjoy full access to the unique resources of the University, its libraries, professors, staff, and courses.

*All Non-Harvard external candidates (require Harvard Key Light login access) before you can fill out the Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship application in CARAT.  Please use this link to create a Harvard Key Light account: key2.harvard.edu/register?appid=carat.  Once you verify the Harvard Key Light account, you will be redirected to CARAT to fill out the Silver application or use this direct link to apply: 


CJS is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The completed online application, together with a curriculum vitaedetailed research proposal (1-2 pages), and samples of finished work, publications, and/or work in progress, is to be submitted to the Center by:

The application deadline is Thursday, December 16, 2021.

In addition, applicants are requested to provide two letters of recommendation — at least one reference from a member of the board of directors of the applicant’s congregation and one reference from an individual qualified to assess the applicant’s scholarly work.

Silver Fellows must be in residence during the time of their appointment (unless University policy, due to the pandemic, forbids Harvard-sponsored travel and access to Harvard buildings and resources).

Applicants should fill out the online application and submit all supporting materials
by the deadline date: Thursday, December 16, 2021.

** Please be advised that any recommendations sent via email must come directly from the recommender. 
Please email all recommendations to cjs@fas.harvard.edu

The fellowship committee will inform applicants of their decisions in the Spring of 2022.

Please see the flyer.