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The Nachshon Project Graduate Fellowship
 "Launchpad" Track

The Nachshon Project Graduate Fellowship Launchpad Track offers the benefits of The Nachshon Project Graduate Fellowship to a small number of elite young professionals who have worked between 4 and 10 years and now seek to prepare themselves for high-level Jewish professional leadership positions. Applicants can be current professionals in Jewish careers or career-switchers who now seek to bring their skills from other professions into the Jewish professional world. 

The Nachshon Project Graduate Fellowship Launchpad Track offers a second pipeline to the Nachshon Project Graduate Fellowship to those who did not participate in the Nachshon Project undergraduate fellowship.

Benefits include:
Very significant funding per year toward full-time graduate school and living expenses, including degrees in Rabbinics or Cantorial School, Jewish Education, and Jewish Nonprofit Management. In a competitive process, applicants seeking to attend rabbinical school will receive priority.  
First-rate professional development programming, including annual conferences and supervised project implementation. The programming offers training in collecting and using data effectively; entrepreneurship; and emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. 
Relationships with a cohort of peers, including regular Nachshon Project Graduate Fellows and others in the Launchpad Track, who provide support to one another throughout their graduate studies and into their professional lives. 

Future Work Requirement

Launchpad Graduate Fellows, like all Nachshon Project Graduate Fellows, are required to work professionally for the North American Jewish community for 1.5 times the number of years that they received financial support for their graduate education (e.g. if a fellows received funding for two years, they commit to working a minimum of three years).

To learn more and to receive a copy of the complete guidelines of the program, please contact

Application Timeline

Applications are due March 1st and are available here. Interviews take place in April.