Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship

Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship

2018-2019

The Department of Germanic Languages and the Yiddish Studies Program proudly present the newly launched Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship: a semester-long research fellowship for students who have taken at least two semesters of Yiddish at Columbia.

Open to: CC, Barnard, GS, SEAS, SOA, SIPA, TC, JTS, and GSAS

Thanks to the generous funding from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation, the Department of Germanic Languages and the Yiddish Studies Program are pleased to announce up to five Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowships for CC, Barnard, GS, SEAS, SOA, SIPA, TC, JTS, and GSAS students who have completed at least two semesters of Yiddish language in Columbia’s Yiddish Language Program by December 2018.

The Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship seeks to enhance the student participation in Yiddish language learning and culture at Columbia University via a research fellowship at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which will allow students to conduct research at YIVO and thus acquire the necessary skills for future Yiddish scholars and researchers.

A semester-long fellowship will entail the minimum of 45 hours spent at YIVO archives (approximately 3 hours per week). Three quarters of the researcher’s time (2 hours/week) will be dedicated to tasks determined by YIVO, and one quarter of the researcher’s time (1 hour/week) will be spent on their own research. Upon the completion of the fellowship, the researcher will deliver a short presentation (20-30 minutes) on their findings either at Columbia or at YIVO, and will submit a written report. The fellowship is renewable (space permitting) and could be consolidated to the summer months.

The stipend amounts to 1,500 USD per fellowship. 

The Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and Yiddish language aptitude.

To apply, please submit:

1) application

2) college transcript

 

Deadline for completed applications for the Spring semester of 2019 is Monday, December 31st, 2018. Please email completed applications to Agi Legutko.