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Sent: Mon 4/2/2012 8:36 PM Subject: FW: Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant I want to remind everyone that the application deadline for the annual Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant is approaching soon. I'm sure many on this list remember Elka and her participation here. If you are, or know, a graduate student who plans to do research abroad towards a doctoral dissertation in the fields of Jewish Studies, Medieval History, and/or Gender Studies, please consider applying or encouraging students to apply. You may also share this announcement on other lists where eligible candidates are likely to see it; if you'd like to post the flier somewhere, please let me know and I'll be happy to send a printable version. Finally, donations so that we can continue to offer this grant in future years are always appreciated! Gail Labovitz American Jewish University Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant Dr. Elka Klein (1965-2005) was passionate about her profession as a historian and a teacher. Her untimely death in the spring of 2005 was a great loss to all who knew her, whether personally or professionally. In her memory, her friends and professional colleagues in the fields of History and Jewish Studies have created a fitting memorial to honor her dedication to and her achievements in her academic life. A cash grant of $1500 will be awarded in Dr. Klein's memory to a doctoral candidate preparing to spend a semester or more of the 2012-13 academic year abroad conducting historical research towards his/her dissertation. The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval history, gender studies, and Jewish studies. Applicants for the grant are asked to submit four copies of the following information by April 20, 2012. Alternately, all materials other than the recommendation letter may be submitted by e-mail: * A c.v. * A copy of the applicant's dissertation proposal * A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad * A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured * A letter of recommendation from the applicant's dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant's qualifications and the significance of the research s/he will be undertaking Applications should be mailed to: Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant c/o Dr. Gail Labovitz American Jewish University 15600 Mulholland Drive Bel Air, CA 90077 To submit an application by e-mail, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish Studies for their help in fund-raising and administration to make this grant possible. Works by Dr. Elka Klein: Jews, Christian Society and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006) Hebrew Deeds of Catalan Jews 1117-1316 (Barcelona, Girona: Societat Catalana d'Estudis Hebraics, 2004) "Splitting heirs: patterns of inheritance among Barcelona's Jews," Jewish History 16,1 (2002), 49-71 "The widow's portion: law, custom and marital property among medieval Catalan Jews," Viator 31 (2000), 147-163 "Protecting the widow and the orphan: a case study from 13th century Barcelona," Mosaic 14 (1993), 65-81 If you would like to contribute to the Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant, so that we can continue to offer grants in future years, please send your donation to: The Association for Jewish Studies Center for Jewish History 15 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011-6301 Checks should be made out to the Association for Jewish Studies, with the words "Elka Klein memorial" in the memo line (if you do not put this somewhere on the check, it will not go to the right account!)