Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Scholars in Residence Program

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HBI offers outstanding scholars, writers and artists the opportunity to be in residence at HBI at different points during the year. We also have an invitation-only Research Associate program to allow individuals whose work closely aligns with our mission to affiliate with HBI.

The HBI Scholars in Residence Program is open to scholars working on any aspect of Jewish women’s and gender studies in order to devote time to their research. These residencies take place during the academic year (August - May) and generally range from two months to a full semester. Applications for a full academic year will be considered. 

HBI welcomes applications for in-person and hybrid residencies. 

Applicants living outside the U.S. and those whose work has an international dimension are especially encouraged to apply.

Program Structure

Scholars will receive a monthly stipend of $5,000. In addition, participants will receive (shared) office space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to all available Brandeis University resources as state and university health policies permit. There is also the possibility to have the support of an undergraduate Research Assistant.

Participants are expected to participate in the HBI seminar where scholars present new work and work in progress, to give a public lecture on their work, and to play an active part in the intellectual life of the university.

Application Requirements

Please submit each of the following items.

  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. Two (2) 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 HBI and the scholar.

  9. Statement explaining where you learned about this opportunity.

Brandeis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Brandeis was founded on the values of open inquiry, academic excellence and an abiding commitment to social justice. The history of Brandeis has shown that commitment to social justice must be an ongoing effort in both learning and implementation in order to ensure equity for all.