Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program provides scholars, artists, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to be in residence at the HBI at Brandeis University while working on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies. Residences range from two to four months. (Note: residencies are not available from July 1 - August 15, 2018.) 


Program Structure

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.

Participants (may) have the opportunity to present their research to the Brandeis community, depending on the length of residency. 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 joing the HBI during the months of June and July may have the opportunity of a research assistant through the Gilda Slifka Internship Program.

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

Eligibility Requirements

There are no eligibility requirements. Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome. Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.

Application Requirements

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

  1. Letter of introduction with your preferred dates of residence

  2. Project abstract

  3. Project proposal 

  4. Literature review (if appropriate)

  5. Curriculum Vitae

  6. Three professional letters of reference

  7. Writing sample (10 page maximum)

  8. 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.) 

  9. 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

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 25, 2018