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The HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Program

The HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Program is a joint project of the 

HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Program – Fall or Spring Semester 2013/2014

Guidelines for Application

The HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program is a joint project of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry. This residency program provides scholars currently living in, or who have emigrated from, the former Soviet Union (FSU) the opportunity to be in residence at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. The purpose of the residency is to allow the Scholar-in-Residence to work on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies. Applicants may apply for either fall 2013 or spring 2014. Residency is for the entire academic semester, i.e., 4 months.

I Program structure

The HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Programs offers housing, a monthly stipend, and coverage of travel expenses from the FSU. The selected scholar will receive shared office space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to all available Brandeis University resources.

The Recipients may have the opportunity to present their research to the Brandeis community. SIRs also contribute to the HBI’s Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series.

II Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should demonstrate that they have achieved the terminal degree in their field (i.e., Ph.D.) or its equivalent in certain fields. The program is open to all applicants regardless of gender or religion.

III Application Requirements

Please submit each of the following items in English:

a) Letter of introduction with your preferred dates of residence b) Project abstract (approximately 100 words)

c) Project proposal (500 – 1000 words)

d) Literature review (if appropriate)

e) Curriculum Vitae

f) Three professional letters of reference

g) Writing sample (Translations of a published article are permitted - 10 page maximum)

h) Three suggested topics for a public and/or academic lecture (Note that these are tentative topics and may be changed by both the HBI and the scholar.)

IV Submitting Proposals & Deadline

A. Send proposal as an e-mail attachment in no more than three Microsoft Word files to:

C. Deadline: Arrival at HBI Offices by 5pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Decisions will be announced by Thursday, June 20, 2013



HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence program is supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, Barbara Resnek, and Arlene Kaufman.

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