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Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies

2020-2021 Fellowships and Awards

Submission Deadline:  February 1, 2020

All awards are for one year. Many are available in the area of Jewish Studies generally; many are available even if you have won the award in a previous year (they are renewable). Please read each description carefully. Application Instructions follow the descriptions. If you are applying for admission for September 2020 to an MA or PhD program in the Department of Religions and Cultures with a focus in any area of Judaism, you will automatically be considered for these awards. All other Concordia University students and currently enrolled students in the Department of Religions and Cultures must apply. 

How to apply

Application Instructions:

How to apply

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit two print copies and one pdf copy of the following items.  Pdf should be sent as an e-mail attachment to and the two hard copies should be addressed, care of Ravvin/Fellowships, to the Department of Religions and Cultures, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8. 


Items to be submitted:

1.      Application form (see below). To apply for the Romek-Hornstein award as well, please also submit the additional application form required (see below).

2.      Official transcripts of all university studies.

3.      An up-to-date curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and relevant professional and research experience.

4.      A statement of purpose. In order to give the adjudication committee an idea of the path you see for yourself and its relationship to this program, please include: a short description of proposed research for thesis or capstone project and (if you are not a PhD student) for future (graduate) research; a statement about what makes such research of interest or important; a presentation of your intended career path; and a listing of the academic, research, and/or extracurricular work you have done that is relevant. If travel is part of your proposal, please describe it. In addition, you should highlight your accomplishments in research, particularly as they relate to your current and intended scholarship. A budget is not necessary; rather clarity of research purpose and of goals in the funded year are of interest to the committee. Please do not focus on broad generalizations but on specifics. (Maximum 750 words).

5.      Two letters of recommendation from past professors or professional mentors. These letters should focus on your academic and other relevant skills and on any of your accomplishments that suggest you will be successful in graduate work. Specific details are helpful. Broad generalizations are not.

6.      Please indicate which fellowships you wish to apply for. You may state that you wish to be considered for all fellowships for which you are eligible (However, the Romek-Hornstein award requires the additional form).

For additional information, please contact:

The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies

SB-215, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

Telephone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8760

Fax: (514) 848-4540

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