Thursday, December 13, 2012

Middlebury Language Schools

Great opportunities for the study of Hebrew this summer.

With nearly 100 years of experience teaching intensive-immersion language programs, the Middlebury Language Schools can help students earn transferable credits and make significant gains in language proficiency while following the Language Pledge®. Programs for beginners to graduate students are available in ten languages at two sites. Program dates and fees vary.
The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace deadline is approaching! Please let your students know about this opportunity to study at the Middlebury Language Schools during the summer of 2013. Middlebury awards 100 fellowships which cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) for one summer of study at the Language Schools. The fellowships are open to students studying Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian. The deadline is January 14th. Additional information is available on the website.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2013! Need-based financial aid is also available.

Friday, December 7, 2012

PAID fellowship for recent graduates starting September 2013

Paid Fellowship Opportunity:

The Yiddish Book Center is accepting applications (applications are due by January 4th, 2013) for its prestigious one-year Fellowship. Fellows, who work as paid staff at the Center, spearhead new initiatives and programs. Fellows have worked on the launch of the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project; overseeing the remastering and digitization of more than 1,500 rare audio recordings of lectures by renowned Yiddish writers; support of on-site and online Yiddish courses; helping with the development of a tablet-based multimedia Yiddish textbook; the launch of a translation website; production of a weekly podcast series; publication; and more. The Fellowship provides candidates with a unique opportunity to develop professional skills and experience. The Fellowship Program begins in September 2013 and runs through August 2014. Learn more:

Halpern Award First Call for Applications


for Undergraduate Jewish Studies students at the University of Pittsburgh
funded by the Ethel M. Halpern Endowed Fund for Students.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday February 25, 2013, 4 pm.
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for funding for any of the following purposes:
• travel or living expenses associated with a study abroad experience involving Jewish studies;
• travel or living expenses associated with participation in a summer language program in Hebrew, Yiddish, or another language relevant to Jewish studies;
• travel or living expenses associated with participation in an unpaid internship program connected to Jewish studies;
• travel expenses related to other study or research in Jewish studies;
• purchase of books or other materials related to research in Jewish studies.

Awards of up to $1000 each will be made for projects in the Summer of 2013 or during Academic Year 2013-2014. Halpern Awards may be held in conjunction with other University and external funding in cases where the project costs exceed $1000.

The following application materials must be received in the Jewish Studies office, 2604 Cathedral of Learning, by 4 pm, Monday February 25, 2013: IN HARD COPY
• a cover sheet with the following information: the student’s name, preferred mailing address, telephone number, Pitt e-mail address, a title for their project, and a brief (2-3 sentence) description of the proposed activities
• a statement of purpose (2-3 double-spaced pages) explaining the proposed activities in greater detail and how the activities will further the student’s undergraduate studies;
• a detailed budget of all anticipated expenses related to the proposed activities, including a list of other aid applied for, and a statement of the amount (up to $1000) requested from the Halpern Fund
• an academic advisement transcript from Pitt and official transcripts from any previous undergraduate institutions;
• a letter of recommendation from a Pitt faculty member familiar with the student’s academic work
• Full-time undergraduates in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
• Have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one Jewish studies class (including Hebrew language) at the University of Pittsburgh.

For any questions about the award, please contact: Adam Shear, Director, Jewish Studies, ashear[at]