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Targum Shlishi Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Dissertation Research Related to Jewish Studies Topics

December 18, 2012 – Targum Shlishi is now accepting applications for its Dissertation Research Grant—the foundation is awarding four grants of $2,500 each during the 2013-14 academic year for dissertation research related to Jewish Studies topics. Winning proposals will demonstrate the potential for significantly impacting Jewish scholarship. The deadline to receive applications is February 9, 2013.
This is the seventh year that Targum Shlishi has awarded grants for dissertation research. The research of past grantees has varied widely in both subject matter and field of study and includes explorations into such diverse areas as Jewish theology in the Holocaust, feminist reading in post-biblical literature, the philosophy and life of Franz Rosenzweig, and student satisfaction with day school education.
“Because Targum Shlishi is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today, it is especially fitting that we offer the Dissertation Research Grant,” says Judith Dach, Ph.D., coordinator the awards. “It is through vibrant scholarly research that, ultimately, many solutions may be reached.”
To apply for a grant, applicants must submit the information indicated below. Applications must be in English and submitted as one file organized in three sections. The file can be either Microsoft Word or a PDF. The file name should include the applicant’s last name.

Section 1
This should be the first page of the document

  • Name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
  • Name of university presently attending and department of study
  • Years enrolled in this degree program
  • Title of dissertation
  • Project summary (short summary statement of 100 words or less)
  • Advisor’s name and advisor’s contact information

Section 2

  • Title of dissertation
  • Description of dissertation topic—up to 1500 words which must include:
  1. Primary goals of the dissertation
    2. Contributions your dissertation will make in your field
    3. Why it is important, including its potential impact on Jewish scholarship
    4. Methods used
    5. Status of research thus far

Section 3

  • Biographical information describing your educational background, related work, and publications, which can be as brief as a paragraph, or it can be longer
  • We suggest you include your CV following your biographical paragraph(s)

Information should be e-mailed by February 9, 2013 to Judith Dach, Ph.D., education consultant for Targum Shlishi at judy@targumshlishi.org; any questions should also be addressed to her. After receiving the brief description, Targum Shlishi may contact applicants requesting further information.
For information about previous Dissertation Research Grant award winners, please visit the press releases page on Targum Shlishi’s website.

About Targum Shlishi

Targum Shlishi is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today. Premised on the conviction that dynamic change and adaptation have historically been crucial to a vibrant and relevant Judaism and to the survival of its people, Targum Shlishi’s initiatives are designed to stimulate the development of new ideas and innovative strategies that will enable Jewish life, its culture, and its traditions to continue to flourish. For more information on the foundation, visit its website: www.targumshlishi.org.
Contact: Judith Dach, Ph.D.
Phone: 954.559.9390
E-mail: judy@targumshlishi.org

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