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New fellowship in Jewish fiction writing and scholarship

December 5, 2012

Tags: Posen Foundation, Jewish fiction, scholarship

The Posen Foundation is pleased to announce the Posen Society of Fellows, a new
$40,000 international fellowship in Jewish fiction writing and scholarship. Jonathan
Safran Foer will be judging the fiction writing application. The deadline for
applications is January 15, 2013. For more information, eligibility and application
criteria please see visit www.posenfoundation.org

ELIGIBILITY
Writers must be at work on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection, and
should not yet have published their first book. Applicants should submit a cover
letter stating their background and career ambitions, curriculum vitae, a writing
sample, a description of their work in progress, and a description of how their
writing sample fits into their larger work. Short story writers should submit two or
three short stories; novelists should submit between 30-40 pages of prose.
Application materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew. Applications should be emailed to fellowships@posenfoundation.org with the subject "Fiction Writing
Fellowship-Name."

We welcome applications from doctoral students writing their dissertations on
subjects related to modern Jewish history and culture. Applicants should submit a
cover letter stating their academic interest, curriculum vitae, a dissertation
prospectus, a writing sample of no more than 15 pages, and a letter of
recommendation from a major advisor. Evidence of a commitment to teaching is
important. Applications should be emailed to fellowships@posenfoundation.org with
the subject "Dissertation Fellowship-Name." If sent separately, recommendations
should be emailed to the same address with the subject "Dissertation
Recommendation-Name." All application materials should be submitted in English.

All applicants should have completed their exams before April 1, 2013.

Awards will be announced by April 1, 2013

For more information, visit http://www.posenfoundation.org