The Zionist women’s organization NA’AMAT USA, the sister movement of Na’amat Israel, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for women, children, and families in Israel, the U.S., and around the world. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT USA (originally named Pioneer Women) has a rich and storied history. Over the course of many decades, it has been instrumental in helping to create, build, and sustain the State of Israel.
NA’AMAT USA is pleased to announce the opening of its new Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship carries an honorarium of $2500. The topic of the fellowship program for the 2015-2016 academic year is the history of NA’AMAT USA since the organization’s founding, with an emphasis on the post-1948 era. Applicants must propose a serious research plan that will result in one of the following: (a) chapter and/or substantial part of a Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, or (b) a scholarly study of publishable quality. The fellowship recipient must commit to delivering one public lecture based on his/her research, submit a completed draft of his/her scholarly study, and provide a version of his/her work to be adapted for a popular audience and published on the NA’AMAT USA website.
To apply, submit a cover letter with a research plan, a current CV, and two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues. In the case of graduate and doctoral students, one of the two letters must be from the thesis/dissertation advisor. Preference will be given to applicants who are ABD and early career scholars.
The fellowship committee members are Karla Goldman (University of Michigan), Daniel Greene (Northwestern University), Jack Kugelmass (University of Florida), Laura Levitt (Temple University), and Mark A. Raider (University of Cincinnati). The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015. An announcement about the award will be made in May 2015. All application materials should be sent electronically in the pdf format to: Prof. Mark A. Raider (firstname.lastname@example.org), NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship Committee Chair, c/o History Department, University of Cincinnati.