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196 SHOFAR Winter 1999 Vol. 17, No.2 News and Information Grants and Fellowships Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking The Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking is designed to support the creation of original documentary films and videos that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, culture, identity, and contemporary issues among diverse public audiences. Applicants must be u.s. citizens or permanent residents. They must have creative, editorial, and budgetary control ofthe proposed project, and must own the copyright of the completed film or video. Priority in funding will be given to those works-in-progress which combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium, can be completed within one year of the award, are standard one-hour or half-hour broadcast length, and are likely to be broadcast. Projects must be in production at the time of application. All applicants must submit one completed work for which they had primary responsibility. No grant will exceed $50,000 or 50% ofthe total project budget, whichever is less. The deadlinefor application is April 1, 1999. For applications and further information please contact Avi Decter at 212-629-0500, ext. 300, or Ariana Reaven at ext. 205, or bye-mail to . Wilson Center East European Studies Grant Short-term grants library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, DC area. This program is limited to American citizens or permanent residents at the advanced graduate and post-doctoral level. Short-term grants provide a stipend of $80 per day for one month. This is a residential program requiring visiting scholars to remain in the Washington, DC area and to forgo other academic and professional obligations for the duration of the grant. Applications are reviewed by members ofthe East European Academic Council at regular intervals throughout the year. For more information, contact East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20523; phone: 202-691-4190; e-mail: . Shalem Graduate Fellowships Shalem Graduate Fellowships support the work of students pursuing independent research in diverse areas of Jewish national life at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. News and Information 197 Graduate fellows research theoretical and practical problems facing Israel and develop innovative approaches to solving them. The Shalem study program is an interdisciplinary examination ofthe works, ideas, and facts which form the foundations ofpublic life. The program includes weekly seminars, occasional symposiums, and workshops on topics of interest. In addition to the common program of study, each Shalem Graduate Fellow is responsible for an individual program of research arranged in consultation with the senior staffof the Shalem Center. Possible topics of research include: constitutionalism , political philosophy, economic deregulation, education, government reform, Zionist theory and history, Israeli foreign policy, Jewish social thought and religion, Israeli culture and cultural institutions, and other topics. Grants are $15,000 and cover the period from September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000. Applicants should have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in the humanities, social sciences, or other relevant disciplines. The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 1999. Applications may be requested from The Shalem Center 221 Hatzfrra St., Jerusalem, Israel; phone: (02) 566-2202; The Shalem Center, 1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036; phone: 202-887-1270; e-mail: ; website:>. Holocaust Educational Foundation The Institute for Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University is accepting applications for 1999. Prospective candidates should be professors teaching or planning to teach a course on the Holocaust. The Institute will also accept graduate students with a masters degree who are pursuing their Ph.D. There is no formal application. Send a letter telling about yourself and your interest in Holocaust education to the Institute for Holocaust & Jewish Civilization, Holocaust Educational Foundation, 3130 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091; fax: 847-676-3706; e-mail: . The deadline for application is January 30, 1999. Announcements Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance has been formed to be a resource, advocacy, and educational organization operating within the mainstream of the Orthodox community. Its mission is to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual, and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakba. The Alliance will initiate programs including an international Orthodox...


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