HBI Seminar Series - Fresh Voices: Jewish Women Writers From North America (January 11 - April 15, 2016)

North American Jewish women writers of fiction, memoir and poetry, and international academics and scholars whose work analyzes these genres while exploring Jewishness and gender, are invited to apply to participate in the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's three-month themed Spring Scholar-in-Residence Program on the topic of North American Jewish women's writing of fiction, memoir and poetry. This HBI residency program will be directed by Prof. Sylvia Barack Fishman.

Program structure

Participants will meet twice monthly for luncheon seminars in which they discuss their ongoing work. Participants will: (1) present one public lecture, which may consist of a presentation to an appropriate Brandeis class; (2) present one "teach in" session for HBI staff; (3) present a lecture or participate in a round-table at a 1-day conference that will be organized during the last week of the SIR Program.

The accepted program recipient(s) will receive a monthly stipend to support her/his research. In addition, recipients will receive (shared) office space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to all available Brandeis University resources.

SIRs may also contribute to the HBI’s Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series, or write for the HBI blog Fresh Ideas from HBI.

Participants are invited to take part in all HBI activities, but they are not required to do so.

Eligibility Requirements

Only applicants from North America are eligible to apply with proposals for creative writing projects. Applications for scholarly projects related to the topic (in English) from outside North America are welcome.

Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.

Application Requirements

Please submit each of the following items through the online application.

Letter of introduction
Project abstract
Project proposal
Literature review (if appropriate)
Curriculum Vitae
Three professional letters of reference
Writing sample (10 page maximum)
Three suggested topics for a public and/or academic lecture (note that these are only tentative topics and may be changed if deemed appropriate by both the HBI and the scholar.)
Statement explaining where you learned about this opportunity.

Submitting Proposals & Deadline

In addition to completing the online form, applicants should send hard copies of all attachments to:

Debby Olins
Program Manager
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
MS 079
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Deadline: Closed