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Sacks Scholars Graduate Fellowship in Ethics and Entrepreneurship

The Sacks Scholars Graduate Fellowship is a pilot program beginning in fall 2022 which will create an interdisciplinary cohort of leaders representing each of Yeshiva University’s graduate programs and provide them with tools and resources to impact their fields through ethical leadership and innovation. The Fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the influential ethicist, faith leader, and former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth.

To that end, the Sacks-Herenstein Center is pleased to invite project proposals from all YU graduate school students (Azrieli, Cardozo, Ferkauf, GPATS, Katz, Revel, RIETS, Sy Syms and Wurzweiler) that address contemporary challenges through an ethical lens and create communal or social impact. The year-long fellowship, focusing on scholarship, education, training and service, will support leaders from across all university sectors to develop an idea that drives sustained change.

One student from each YU graduate program will be selected.

Applicants must be enrolled in their programs during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

Each fellow must commit to the following:

  • Design and implement a project (with benchmarks to measure progress)
  • Identify a faculty adviser to guide project development
  • Publish an essay (3000-5000 words) on an ethical issue of concern related to one's field of study
  • Participate in 8 virtual cohort leadership training seminars on topics including strategic thinking, public speaking and writing for impact
  • Attend individualized professional coaching sessions
  • Present his/her project at a symposium at the conclusion of the fellowship

Each fellow will receive tuition remission (up to $25,000) depending on the base tuition in consultation with the Dean of the respective graduate school. Students who are non-tuition paying may qualify for a living stipend up to $10,000.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

For more information, contact Dr. Shira Weiss:

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