Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship

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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.
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CJS is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The completed online application, together with a curriculum vitaedetailed research proposalapplication questionnaire, and samples of finished work, publications, and/or work in progress, is to be submitted to the Center by:

Application deadline is Thursday, December 5, 2019.

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.

Applicants should fill out the online application and submit all supporting materials
by the deadline date: Thursday, December 5, 2019.

** 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 2020.

Please apply using the online application here.

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