Yiddish Book Center for International Fellowship in USA

The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship is now available. This one year fellowship program open to scholars from any country. He or she must have a strong background in Jewish studies or related disciplines. The winning fellows will receive a range of benefits including stipend of $30,000. Expires in 27 days!

Fellowship Description
The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts is accepting applicants for the 2018-19 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. The fellowship offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills the opportunity to develop valuable professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center’s staff. Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, or do bibliographic work with the Center’s ever-growing collection of rescued and donated books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.

Award Value
Up to five candidates will be chosen to receive the benefits of a stipend ($30,000), group health insurance (80% paid by the employer, 20% by employee), and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

Level and Area of Studies
Fellows spend a year as full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants should be recent college graduates with a strong background in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Applicants’ Nationality
Both the U.S and foreign citizens may apply this fellowship.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume or CV
  • Official academic transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work, sent directly by the college or university. (Note: if the university is unable to send by email, they will accept by fax or mail; attention: Fellowship Program.)
  • Three reference letters.

Submission Deadline
January 7, 2019.

Website and Application Link