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 2014

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. Papers written while at the HBI are included in the Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series.

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.

Check back in September for 2015 application guidelines.


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 2014-2015 HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence program is made possible in part by a grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Check back in September for 2015 application guidelines.


HBI Seminar Series – Gender and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Agunah Problem (Spring 2015)

The HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) invites applications for its spring 2015 Scholar-in-Residence program on "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Agunah Problem."   The agunah problem presents pressing theoretical and tactical problems for scholars of law, history and social science. Researchers are invited to join a term long seminar to explore modes of understanding and addressing the agunah issue and get-based extortion. Up to three scholars will be chosen to be in residence while investigating topics related to this area of research.  

Senior and junior scholars, and activists, in the fields of law, social science, and religious studies are eligible for this semester long residency.

Application deadline: Applications closed.

Download the HBI Seminar Series (Spring 2015) Guidelines (pdf)


Inquiries

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