The Department of Germanic Languages and the Yiddish Studies Program proudly present the Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship: a semester-long research fellowship for students who have taken at least two semesters of Yiddish at Columbia.
Thanks to the generous funding from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation, the Department of Germanic Languages and the Yiddish Studies Program will select up to five Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellows from CC, Barnard, GS, SEAS, SOA, SIPA, TC, JTS, and GSAS who have completed at least two semesters of Yiddish language in Columbia’s Yiddish Language Program by December.
The Irene Kronhill Pletka YIVO Research Fellowship seeks to enhance the student participation in Yiddish language learning and culture at Columbia University via a research fellowship at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which will allow students to conduct research and acquire the necessary skills for future Yiddish scholars and researchers.
The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and Yiddish language aptitude. The stipend amounts to 1,500 USD per fellowship.