Innovation: a.k.a. “Application Time”

It’s that time of the year again. Grad school applications, fellowship applications. All those endless forms we so love to fill out. Here are just three of the many that might have been off your radar scope.

Bikkurim, whose mantra is “nurturing innovative Jewish projects from start-up through sustainability”, is seeking NYC-based, Jewish, non-profit projects that are in the early stages of formation and organizational growth. Pre-applications are due by February 1, 2008. Bikkurim’s track record of successful projects reads like a ‘who’s who’ of 21st century young Jewish innovation.

The Foundation for Jewish Camping along with the Brandeis Hornstein Program have announced the second Robert and Elisa Spungen Bildner Fellowship. Be sure to check out this great article, Hornstein Goes Camping, about the fellowship and how Brandeis has incorporated the dynamic of Jewish camping leadership into their curriculum.

The Legacy Heritage Fellowship Program, seeking to build a global community of outstanding leaders and influential opinion makers, announces a unique, international opportunity for a one year paid fellowship for the most academically gifted, motivated post graduates.

If you are ready to take an active leadership role in our Jewish communal world, or if you know someone who is a promising candidate, opportunities abound. And many are not age restricted. Take a look, suggest others that may be beneath the national (or international) radar scope and apply away for what works best for you.