The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies houses two post-doctoral fellows in Israel Studies as part of a 2007 agreement with Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and Tel Aviv University’s Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Applicants for the fellowship are vetted through a unique partnership arrangement between The Crown Family Center and the Moshe Dayan Center. Each fellow teaches five courses about aspects of modern Israel over his or her two year fellowship period. When possible, fellows are housed in disciplinary units of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Previous fellows have been housed in Gender Studies, History, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology.
Beginning in fall 2017, The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies will co-host, with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, a fellowship in Judeo-Spanish literature and culture. Information about applying for this fellowship will be available in fall 2016.