Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Sponsor: Association for Jewish Studies

SYNOPSIS: The Berman Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 for the
academic year – aim to support the development and expansion of the

field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the
contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities
for up-and-coming scholars in the midst of institutional cutbacks in
higher education; and encourage graduate students in sociology, social

psychology, social anthropology, demography, contemporary history,
social work, political science, geography, and education to expand
their research to include the study of North American Jewry.

Deadline(s): 03/14/2014

Contact: Ethan Zadoff, Grants and Communications Coordinator

Address: Berman Dissertation Fellowships
15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011
U.S.A.
E-mail: ezadoff
Web Site: http://www.ajsnet.org

Program URL: http://www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm
Tel: 917-606-8249

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Graduate Student

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $16,000 ACAD YR
Duration: 1 ACAD YR

OBJECTIVES: The Berman Fellowships aim to support the
development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study
of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience;
enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars in the midst

of institutional cutbacks in higher education; and encourage graduate
students in sociology, social psychology, social anthropology,
demography, social work, economics, and political science to expand
their research to include the study of North American Jewry.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must: be Ph.D. candidates at accredited institutions of
higher education, have completed their comprehensive exams and
received departmental approval for their dissertation proposal (i.e.,

ABD); be based in a social scientific and/or interdisciplinary program
or discipline, i.e. demography, contemporary history, education,
political science, social anthropology, sociology, social psychology,
social work, and geography; have a projected completion date of the

dissertation within two years of the award; and have a long-term
interest in conducting research and teaching in the social scientific
study of North American Jewry. Preference will be given to applicants
seeking support for doctoral research, but requests for funding to

support the writing phase of the dissertation will also be
considered.

FUNDING
The Berman Fellowships consist of two awards of $16,000 each for
the 2014-15 academic year. Fellowships will be awarded for one

academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
Recipients of the Berman Fellowship may not receive total grant
support in excess of $40,000 during their fellowship year. In
addition, they may not hold a full-time job or equivalent academic

workload during the fellowship year. (msw)

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