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. Applications will be accepted from scholars at any rank including independent scholars.  A Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence in the Boston area. Applicants who have not completed their doctorate must supply with their application a letter from their doctoral director stating that the applicant will have the degree in hand before July 1, 2020It is hoped that fellows will participate in the academic and social life of the University and the Jewish studies community at Harvard. The stipend is $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year.

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The Application Deadline is December 3, 2019.

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 5, 2019.

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 2020 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 Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Undergraduate Fellowships

J-term and Spring Semester 2020 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 Thursday, November 14, 2019.

 

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 25, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Leora Auslander: Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century October 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffman Room, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Leora Auslander, Professor of European Social History and the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, The University of ChicagoTwo inventories.A Paris Interior c. 1940. The dining room:1 Henri II sideboard with matching table and chairs; 1 tea table; 3 old pewter pots; Assorted paintings: 2 views of Rouen, 1 of the Marché de…
  • Maya Arad "Not a Good Time for Hebrew?" October 25, 2019 at 9:15 am – 10:30 am Sever Hall, Room 113, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138 Maya Arad, Hebrew author and writer in residence at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, will discuss her novella The Hebrew Teacher, a portrait of an individual and a discipline at a significant turning point in their life.Sponsored by the Center for Jewish StudiesThis lecture is free and open to the public(Please…
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