Tikvah Fund Call for Applicants

Below. I did one of the advanced institute seminars in September, it was excellent. My impression is that “serious (not necessarily Orthodox) Jews” are preferred over other applicants.

Interested in the intersection between Jewish and Western thought? Engaged with questions of domestic or foreign policy? The Tikvah Fund is pleased to announced several exciting, stipend-bearing seminars for 2014.

Tikvah programs bring exceptional individuals from America, Israel, and around the world to New York City to study economics, war and grand strategy, and Jewish thought. Our extraordinary faculty includes Peter Berkowitz, Frederick W. Kagan, William Kristol, Meir Soloveichik, Ruth Wisse, and Dara Horn, among many more.

Programs run 1 to 3 weeks starting next spring. All participants receive generous stipends to cover their travel, lodging, and investment of time.

Can’t make it to New York City next year? Learn along with the Institutes on Tikvah’s new blog, The Tikvah Forum, which features interviews with faculty, video lectures, posts by participants, and much more.
Program: Tikvah Advanced Institutes
Website: http://tikvahfund.org/
Eligibility: For advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and individuals in professional life – public policy, journalism, academia, education, law, business, or culture
Dates: 1 to 3 week seminars, running from April to July 2014.
Application Due Date: February 15, 2014

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes will give accomplished individuals of any nationality, from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, the chance to participate with leading thinkers and practitioners in their choice of advanced courses on policy and Jewish thought, on a schedule designed for people who do not have much time to spare. The seminars will take place in New York City over periods extending from one to three weeks; and participants will be given stipends of $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the seminar’s length, to cover their travel, lodging, and investment of time.
The courses and instructors are:
The Israeli Economy: A Strategy for the Future, Dan Senor and Ohad Reifen
Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Jews, Peter Berkowitz, Yuval Levin, Meir Soloveichik, William Kristol, and William Galston
The Jewish Idea of God, Micah Goodman and Clifford Orwin
War and Human Nature, Frederick W. Kagan, Barry Strauss, Eric Edelman, Charles Hill, and Stephen Rosen
The Future of the Family, Eric Cohen, Gilbert Meilaender, Dara Horn, W. Bradford Wilcox, Jack Wertheimer, Ryan T. Anderson, and Jonathan V. Last

Program: Summer Fellowship on Jewish Thought and Citizenship
Website: http://tikvahfund.org/
Eligibility: Undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals, ages 20-29
Dates: July 27 – August 8, 2013
Stipend: $1,000, plus expenses
Application Due Date: March 1, 2014

Exceptional individuals from America, Israel, and around the world will convene in New York City to study Jewish texts, Jewish thought, and the contemporary situation of the Jewish people. They will be guided by world-class scholars and teachers, including: Leora Batnitzky, Moshe Halbertal, Christine Hayes, Dara Horn, Ruth Wisse, and many more.

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