The Tikvah Fellowship Program


Source: Tikvah Fellowship 


The Tikvah Fellowship is a paid one-year program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. The fellowship is based in New York City, and each fellow receives a stipend of between $30,000 and $75,000, depending on age, experience, and financial need. The fellowship is open to anyone with a completed undergraduate degree – including applicants with professional experience and graduate degrees.

The application period for the 2012-2013 Tikvah Fellowship is now open and will close on February 15th, 2012.


The Tikvah Fellowship includes four core elements:

  • Work Experience: Many fellows 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.
  • Advanced Seminars: A series of graduate-level courses with preeminent professors and prominent thinkers.
  • 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.
  • Speaker Series and Professional Development: Fellows meet individually with intellectual, political, religious, and civic leaders, who share their experiences and offer fellows guidance and advice about the next steps in their lives and careers.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011