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Summer Study Grants deadlines closing in.....
Summer Study Grants
Program in Jewish Studies funding for the study of Jewish Languages
Students are eligible to apply to the Program in Jewish Studies for support of accredited summer language study in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. The application is competitive and funding is limited. Grants normally do not exceed $750. Please send an email to the director of the Program in Jewish Studies, Justin Cammy (email@example.com), no later than Monday April 3 with the following information: Name of program at which you plan to study; total cost of program (including airfare); confirmed sources of other funding; pending sources of other funding; a one page of explanation of how language study intersects with your scholarly program, and an unofficial copy of your transcript. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in support of your summer language studies should be sent directly to the program director no later than the deadline. Students are expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.00 at the time of application.
Intensive Summer Language Grants (Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino would qualify!), deadline Monday March 20
Leila Wilson Fund for the study of a Middle Eastern Language, deadline Friday March 10
International Experience Grants (for study, research, internships, or volunteer opportunities), March 2, 2017
Praxis stipends for summer internships, due May 4, 2017
Smith students in January Global Flex interterm course on Environmental Challenges in Israel and the Region, a joint initiative of the Program in Jewish Studies, the Lewis Global Studies Center, and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.
Justin Cammy, associate professor and director of Jewish Studies, accompanies Smith alumnae on a tour of Prague in May. Participants were exposed to Prague's rich artistic, architectural, and musical histories, while Justin provided insight on the city's Jewish history, informing participants' visits to the former Jewish quarter of Prague, the Kafka museum, and the former Terezin concentration camp.
Great opportunities for Jewish Studies Students:
Intensive Summer Language Grants (Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino would qualify!), deadline Monday March 14
Leila Wilson Fund for the study of a Middle Eastern Language, deadline Friday March 11
International Experience Grants (for study, research, internships, or volunteer opportunities), due second Monday in March
Praxis stipends for summer internships, due Sunday April 29
JEWISH STUDIES NEAR AND FAR:
See a great article from the Connecticut Jewish Ledger about a Canton women who spent the summer in the Valley steeped in Yiddish culture