COVID-19 Pandemic Update: We are continuing to plan for the 2020-2021 Helix Fellowship. As the public health situation evolves in the coming weeks, applicants will be notified about any necessary programmatic changes.

Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship 2020–2021

This application is to join the student and educator cohort of fellows. If you wish to apply for the artist cohort, VISIT HERE and to join the activist and community organizing cohort, CLICK HERE.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 20, 2020 by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time).

Please read through the entire form before filling in the blanks below. Sections marked * are required. Please be sure to browse the Yiddishkayt website and thoroughly read the Helix FAQs before completing your answers, to ensure you understand the aims and goals of the fellowship. It is highly recommended to draft your essays in another application and complete/upload your video response before pasting your final responses into the form.

All applications are confidential.

All applications are confidential.

Contact Information

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Last
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Current Mailing Address
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State/Province
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Permanent Address
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State/Province
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Education and Training

1. Current Academic Affiliation *
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An unofficial transcript is fine.
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Applicants must be enrolled or employed at an accredited educational institution during the 2020-21 academic year.

4. Work Samples (optional)

You may paste links to a maximum of three samples of any work you wish to share that best showcases your creative, community, or academic work. Samples can also be emailed to helix@yiddishkayt.org. Be sure to include your name in the Subject field.
If my Helix application is successful, I understand that I am responsible for familiarizing myself with both the Yiddish/Hebrew and Cyrillic alphabets before arriving in Los Angeles for the 2020 colloquium. Helix faculty will provide ample resources to successful applicants for linguistic preparation. *

Personal Narrative

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Additional information

Responses will not affect selection for the program and are gathered for programatic planning purposes only.

Recommendations

18. Please have two letters of recommendation signed and emailed directly to helix@yiddishkayt.org or mailed to our office at 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA, 90010. At least one must be from a university professor or instructor.

Financial Aid

Responses will not affect selection for the program and are gathered for programatic planning purposes only.
Yiddishkayt will keep all application material confidential. Participants for Helix 2020–2021 will be chosen on a need-blind basis; financial status will not affect your application. Yiddishkayt does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.