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.
- Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Jewish Studies at Concordia University. Preference may be given to students pursuing research in the area of antisemitism and its roots or Canadian Jewish Studies. Renewable once through competition.
- The fellowships are valued at $9,000 each.
- Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Jewish Studies at Concordia University. Award may be renewable.
- The fellowship is valued at $5,000.
- Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Jewish Studies at Concordia University and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students selected for this award will need to complete the official financial needs assessment in order to qualify. Selection, however, will be made on the basis of academic merit. Not renewable.
- Two fellowships will be awarded annually to one male and one female student. Non-binary students are also eligible (but only two total awards will be given)
- The fellowships are valued at $3,125 each.
- Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University. Not renewable.
- The scholarship is valued at $950.
- The award will be granted, based on academic merit, to deserving MA or PhD students or Postdoctoral Students at Concordia University, to cover conference travel expenses or research travel expenses related to Jewish Studies or Canadian Jewish Studies. Applicants must demonstrate that the goal of their trip is to attend a conference, pursue research, essential to relevant to their studies/research. The Award may be used to reimburse any type of expense related to the trip. Reimbursements will be issued by the School of Graduate Studies upon submission by the awardees of appropriate receipts.
- This is a rolling award. Applications may be submitted at any time, but award is made on a first-come-first-served basis.
- The award is valued at $1000.
- Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Jewish Studies at Concordia University. A student may not receive more than one Montefiore scholarshiop from different sources in the same year. Awards may be renewable.
- The fellowships are valued at $7,000 each.
How to apply
All applicants must submit two (2) printed copies and one (1) electronic copy (pdf file) of the following items. Pdf should be sent as e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org and the other two should be hard copies addressed to Ira Robinson at 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