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Grant of the Week: Fellowships at the Katz Center

Karen Lou | May 5, 2020

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring the Fellowships at Katz Center.


The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to open a call for applications for the first of two successive fellowship years (2021-2022 academic year) devoted to Jews and the law: "Jews and the Law: Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures."

The Katz Center invites applications that propose the study or framing of Jewish law or legal thinking within relevant historical contexts; that explore the relationship between law and other aspects of society or culture; that attend to questions of form, genre, and rhetoric; that investigate the institutions, practices, and actors that enact law; or that address related topics such as governance and/or crime, among other topics. 

Applications from scholars worldwide are encouraged. All applicants must hold a doctoral degree or expect to receive it by the start date of the fellowship. Fellows will be expected to take residence in Philadelphia, and to contribute to the Center's intellectual community through active participation in seminars, conferences, and other collaborative activities.


Stipends are based on academic standing, and range from $50,000 to $60,000 for the academic year. The Center provides single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). A modest one-time travel reimbursement is also provided to aid in fellows' relocation to Philadelphia.

End: October 12, 2020


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