American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program

20 Sep 2010 1:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education.

The selected fields in the arts are creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance.

The selected fields in the humanities are

- art history (including architectural history); - archeology; - area studies; - classics; - comparative literature; - English language and literature; - folklore; - folk life; - foreign languages and literature;

- foreign languages that are less commonly taught such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Indic family (including Hindi, Urdu, Sinhala, Bengali, Nepali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese);

- Iranian family (including Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi);

- Turkic family (including Turkish, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Uzbek, Uyghur);

- history, linguistics, philosophy; - religion (excluding study of religious vocation); - speech, rhetoric, and debate.

The selected fields in the social sciences are anthropology, communications and media, criminology, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work).

Link to Full Program Announcement: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

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