The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 theme, “Yiddish Matters.”
Applications are encouraged from scholars of all ranks (Ph.D. required) working on topics that fit under the increasingly broad rubric of Yiddish studies. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the historical development of the Yiddish language; the role and position of Yiddish within Jewish communities around the world; literary, cinematic, theatrical, comedic and/or musical productions in and about Yiddish; Yiddish journalism; the practice and theory of translation from and into Yiddish; institutions focused on preserving and disseminating Yiddish culture; the role of Yiddish in modern Jewish political ideologies; and Yiddish in relation to other world languages.
The major goal of the Frankel Institute is to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promote an atmosphere of openness, and encourage constructive criticism. It seeks to advance Jewish Studies globally and considers diversity and pluralism as fundamental characteristics of a public university and emphasizes such principles in all endeavors. Additionally, the Institute offers a broad range of events to the public, including lectures, symposia, art exhibitions, and musical performances.
Applications due October 8, 2018