The Posen Family Foundation has announced a call for applications for the 2019-21 cohort of Posen Society of Fellows, a program that supports doctoral students in modern Jewish history and culture.
Designed to provide early-career support, the two-year fellowships include opportunities to participate in public engagement events and attend annual gatherings of noted academics and writers. All applicants should have completed their comprehensive exams and have their dissertation prospectus approved before January 15 of the first year for which they apply.
The foundation is particularly interested in projects that would speak to a wider public beyond the academy, and applications should include an explanation for how the dissertation addresses issues of relevance to such an audience.
Each fellow will receive a total of $40,000 over two years.
Eligible scholars should be completing a doctoral dissertation on a topic related to modern Jewish history or culture. Fellowships are open to doctoral students and writers of all religions and nationalities.
Application forms will be made available on November 10. All applications must be received no later than December 30, 2018.