Scholar-in-Residence

The HBI Scholar-in-Residence programs provide scholars, artists, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.

Scholars-in-Residence receive a monthly stipend and office space at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center. Applicants living outside the U.S. and those whose work has an international dimension are especially encouraged to apply.


Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program – Summer or Fall 2016

Scholars are invited to apply for residency at the HBI to carry out significant research and artistic projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.

Residencies range from one month to the full academic semester. Scholars may begin the residency in August but should note that not all members of the Brandeis community will be available until the start of the academic year in September.

Application deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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HBI Seminar Series – Female Interpreters of Religious Law: Women’s leadership as Clergy, Educators, Advisors and Judges (Spring 2017)

In all Jewish denominations, enhancements in learning opportunities for women have led to them taking on new roles as educators, clergy, and halachic advisors. Women in other faiths have made similar advances in ordination and as recognized interpreters of religious law.  Applications are invited from scholars working in any religious tradition whose work explores these developments from perspectives ranging from analyses of doctrinal development to all aspects of social science.

Application deadline: Closed

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HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Program

The HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence program, a joint initiative of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, provides scholars currently living in, or who have emigrated from, the Former Soviet Union with the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.

Scholars from the FSU who are working on any aspect of Jewish women's and gender studies are invited to apply, regardless of gender and religion. Residencies are for a full semester (4 months).

The 2015-2016 HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence program is made possible in part by a grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Application deadline: Closed

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Inquiries

Inquiries on all the above programs: dolins@brandeis.edu