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CFA: Visiting Ph.D. Fellowships, Israel Science Foundation research project “Contending with Crises: The Jews in XIVth Century Europe,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten (PI)

is offering up to 2 visiting fellowships for Ph.D. students in the fields of History, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Literature, or Art History starting in October 2024.

Deadline: 20 May 2024

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CFA: Post-Doc Fellowships, The Israel Science Foundation research project “Contending with Crises: The Jews in XIVth Century Europe,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten (PI)

offering up to 2 Post-Doctoral scholarships beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholars who have received their Ph.D. after October 1st 2019 or will submit their Ph.D. no later than October 1st 2024 are eligible to apply.

Deadline: 20 May 2024

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2024 Writing beyond the Academy

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a four-day online seminar to help academics develop skills for sharing their expertise with the wider public and engaging diverse audiences beyond the walls of academia. Participants will workshop their own pre-prepared writing samples and participate in instructional seminars on topics such as writing op-eds, personal essays, narrative non-fiction, and cultural criticism, as well as public speaking and managing social media. The workshop will be held Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6, 2024 on Zoom for four hours each day. The exact timing will be announced closer to the workshop dates. It will be led by Samuel Freedman, award-winning author of Jew v. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry, professor of journalism at Columbia University, and columnist for The New York Times, and will feature additional instructional guests.

Applications will be accepted on a competitive basis from among the membership of the Association for Jewish Studies, with a submission deadline of April 15, 2024. Applicants must have a terminal degree in their field.

Participants will be expected to come to the workshop with 1 to 2 works-in-progress. These can include editorials, personal essays, cultural criticism essays, narrative non-fiction pieces, or similar works intended for non-academic audiences.

Participants are also expected to submit at least two pieces of public writing for potential publication within six months of completing the Writing beyond the Academy workshop.

2024 AJS Graduate Student Summer Writing Group

The AJS has implemented this program to provide extra support and encouragement for graduate students seeking to finalize a writing project with structured guidance and the support of a writing group of their peers. The entire group, facilitated by Professor Sarah Abrevaya Stein, will meet 6 times over an 8-week period, and will explore strategies for writing, seeking mentorship and feedback, developing and staking arguments, and more. Smaller writing groups will meet to circulate drafts and share constructive criticisms.  The group is designed to help participants finalize a dissertation chapter or grant proposal:  it is not intended for those at the earliest stages of dissertation conceptualization or research. All applicants should have completed their qualifying exams and defended their dissertation proposal. They must also be available Mondays from June 17-August 5 from 10-12:15 PST/1-3:15 EST.  Working groups will meet from 10 – 11 AM PST (1 – 2 PM EST) and the group as a whole will convene from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PST (2:15 – 3:15 EST) the same day.  The dates of our six group meeting times will be announced with selection results.