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Fordham and Columbia Announce 2017 Fellowship


Fordham University’s Jewish studies program and Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies have announced a joint post-doctoral fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will be affiliated with both institutions and receive a stipend of $50,000 a year.

“This is an innovative partnership between two institutions to share resources and promote Jewish scholarship,” said Magda Teter, Ph.D., the Eugene Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies and professor of history.

Teter said that the two universities were already collaborating at workshops focused on early modern Jewish history, where students from the two schools met at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus for scholarly discussion.

“This builds on that relationship and deepens the research,” she said.

Scholars in all fields of Jewish studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a thorough command of Hebrew and have earned a doctoral degree sometime between June 2013 and June 2017.

Fellows will be expected to be in residence from September 2017 to May 2018, teach one undergraduate course per semester, give one lecture, and hold a faculty seminar.

This fellowship has been made possible by the Stanley A. and Barbara
B. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund at Columbia University and the Eugene Shvidler Gift Fund at Fordham University.

The application process is open through January 30, 2017 and can be accessed by writing to [email protected].



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