Fellowships and Prizes

Research Fellowships

Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica

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. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. PhD degree is required and Fellows must be in residence. Applicants who have not completed their doctorate must supply with their application a letter from their director stating that the applicant will have the degree in hand before July 1, 2019.

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The Application Deadline is December 4, 2018.

Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship

The Silver Fellowship provides an opportunity for an active congregational rabbi to spend a full semester at Harvard University researching an area of Jewish scholarship. The Fellowship will provide generous funding for one semester at Harvard and 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. Fellows must be in residence. 

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The Application Deadline is December 7, 2018.

Graduate Fellowships

Summer Study and Research Fellowships for Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Students

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies has limited funds available to support qualified Harvard GSAS students in the field of Jewish studies with summer research or study opportunities.

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The Application Deadline is February 7, 2019. 

J-term and Spring Semester 2019 Research Fellowships for Harvard Graduate Students

The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University has limited funds available to support qualified Harvard University graduate students in Jewish studies with a J-term research opportunity.

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The Application Deadline is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Undergraduate Fellowships

J-term and Spring Semester 2019 Research Fellowships for Harvard Undergraduate Students

 

The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University has limited funds available to support qualified Harvard University undergraduate students in Jewish studies with a J-term research opportunity.

 

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Application deadline is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

 

Summer Study and Research Fellowships for Harvard Undergraduate Students

 

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies has limited funds available to support qualified Harvard College students with summer research or study opportunities in Jewish studies.

 

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Application Deadline is Thursday, February 7, 2019.

 

Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies

 

$2,500 awarded to the Harvard College student with the best essay on a Jewish theme.

 

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Application Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Judith Wechsler: Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom - (Film Screening) December 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Judith Wechsler, Professor Emerita, Tufts University"Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom" is a 72 minute documentary film tracing the development of his ideas in the context of his life and times. The film presents this intellectual biography through interviews with Sir Isaiah, and filmed for the documentary, with Michael Ignatieff, his biographer, and Henry Hardy, his…
  • Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (Samantha Matherne) February 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA We are now approaching the 50th anniversary of Aesthetic Theory (first published posthumously in 1970), the final masterpiece of the philosopher and social theorist Theodor W. Adorno. This lecture contributes to the semester-long series of scholarly presentations that reflect on the legacy and actuality of this major work. Speaker: Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)Sponsored by the Harvard…
  • Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (Michael Rosen) February 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA We are now approaching the 50th anniversary of Aesthetic Theory (first published posthumously in 1970), the final masterpiece of the philosopher and social theorist Theodor W. Adorno. This lecture contributes to the semester-long series of scholarly presentations that reflect on the legacy and actuality of this major work. Speaker: Michael Rosen (Harvard University)Sponsored by the Harvard…