Who Should Apply
The Tikvah Fellowship
The Tikvah Fellowship is a one-year, full-time, residential program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. Based in New York City, the fellowship program offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to study and work with leading thinkers and practitioners in fields including Jewish thought and history, Israeli and American politics, religious leadership, journalism, economics, education, and community life.
Fellows receive a stipend between $25,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Tikvah Fellowship are now open and will close on January 31, 2013.
Tikvah fellows come with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences — from recent college graduates, to advanced graduate and rabbinical students, to mid-career professionals with significant achievements who are looking to contribute in new ways to Jewish public life. The program offers customized opportunities for learning and work, tailored to the interests and level of each fellow. Program elements include:
- Study: A series of advanced seminars with noted professors and thinkers drawn from New York, Washington, DC, and Israel.
- Work Experience: Work in one of the leading institutions of Jewish and/or American life – such as think tanks, magazines of ideas, synagogues, day schools, or civic-political organizations.
- Independent Projects: Many fellows undertake a major research project in Jewish thought, political thought, history, strategic studies, or the humanities; or an entrepreneurial project aimed at confronting the pressing challenges facing the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
- Mentorship and Professional Development: Fellows meet individually with intellectual, political, religious, and civic leaders, who share their experiences and offer guidance and advice about the next steps in fellows’ lives and careers.
Learn more about the Tikvah Fellowship on our Overview page. You may also click on the following links to learn more about our course offerings and faculty for the current 2012 fellowship year:
The 2013-2014 Tikvah Fellowship will begin on August 15, 2013, and conclude on August 15, 2014.