The Tikvah Fellowship is a paid one-year program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. The fellowship is based in New York City, and each fellow receives a stipend of between $25,000 and $75,000, depending on age, experience, and need.
The fellowship is open to anyone with a completed undergraduate degree – including applicants with professional experience and graduate degrees. Learn more: www.tikvahfellowship.org
Summer 2013. Students and young professionals will gather at Ein Prat Academy outside Jerusalem to explore the Jewish roots of Zionist thought and the founding visions of Zionism, along with the history of Israel's statesmen and their decisions that shaped the State of Israel. Drawing on the canonical texts of Judaism, seminal writings of Zionist thinkers, and case studies of Israeli statesmen and leaders, the students will investigate the existential challenges that have faced, and continue to face, the Jewish State. All students will receive a $2,500 fellowship. Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 29 and must have very strong English skills. Learn more: www.tikvahzionism.org
Summer 2013. Exceptional students from America, Israel and around the world will convene in Princeton to study Jewish texts, Jewish thought, and the contemporary situation of the Jewish people. They will be guided by world-class scholars and teachers, including: Leora Batnitzky, Director of the Tikvah Project at Princeton University, Michael Walzer, Moshe Halbertal, Christine Hayes, and Shai Held. Undergraduates and students in the early stages of graduate or professional school programs are eligible. Accepted students will receive a $1,000 stipend and will have the chance to receive funding to study Hebrew at Middlebury Language School prior to the program. Learn more: www.princeton.edu/tikvah/summer
Summer 2013. What is the good life? What is the good society? How should we think about these questions as human beings, as Jews, and as Americans? The seminars will be led by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, a leading Jewish theologian and director of the Straus Center, and Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, an esteemed philosopher, a former member of the President's Council on Bioethics, and an expert on the works of the great religious thinker C.S. Lewis, whose works will be an essential part of the curriculum. This program is for current high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring these issues in university-level seminars. Learn more: www.tikvahsummer.org
The Tikvah Fund is happy to announce five new, advanced courses in Jewish thought. From the Hebrew Bible and Maimonides to Menachem Begin and S.Y. Agnon, texts of the Jewish tradition will be brought to bear on universal human questions of ethics, love, piety, music, literature, and more. Courses will run from the week of January 28 through the week of May 13 and will meet once per week for two hours in midtown Manhattan. This is an extraordinary opportunity for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, rabbis, lay leaders, and day-school teachers, and anyone else with a passion for serious Jewish thought and literature. The Tikvah Fund assumes all tuition costs. NB: Applications for the Tikvah Courses have closed. Learn more: www.tikvahcourses.org