Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship 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. PhDs are required.

The Harry Starr Fellowships were established by a bequest from the estate of Harry Starr, A.B. 1921, LL.B. 1924, who had a broad vision of academic Jewish studies and of their place in university programs in the humanities and the social sciences.

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. By drawing together scholars from a variety of universities and a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, the Starr Fellows not only share their research with each other, but also with members of the Harvard community.

Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Center community are required during the fellowship appointment. All Starr Fellows must be in residence during the spring semester; full-year fellowships are also available. Fellows are expected to devote full-time study to their projects without undertaking any other major activities and will be asked to present their work-in-progress in a seminar during the spring semester.

2018-19 Fellowship

The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University Invite applications for the 2018-19 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica.

The Starr fellowships for 2018-2019 will be available exclusively to recent Ph.D. recipients (defined as those who have received their Ph.D. degrees after January 2016 and before June 2018) and untenured faculty. There will be no topical focus for this year, but we will try to put together a group of people whose interests overlap as much as is possible. Fellows will be welcome to spend the entire year at the Center but must minimally be in residence for the spring term.

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. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply, the Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence.  It 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.

Applicants should fill out the online application and submit a short project proposal, C.V., and two letters of recommendation by the deadline date of  Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

The fellowship committee will inform applicants of their decisions in the Spring of 2018.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Application date
17 Jan 2018
Duration
1 term or 1 year
Country
America United States New England
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Communication Sciences Gender Studies Pedagogic & Education Research Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
Up to US$ 60.000
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