By providing opportunities for mifgash (meeting), and limmud (learning) ConnecTech fosters a sense for participants at both universities that they are part of a global Jewish people. The fellowship achieves this through exploring and understanding the Jewish life of peers in Israel and the Diaspora, and examining Jewish identity and community.
Applicants must have plans to remain a student through the 2017-2018 academic year
Applicants must have participated in Birthright Israel, previously participated in a peer trip to Israel, or aged out of the Birthright program (special exceptions may apply, inquire if you're interested)
Applications are due by Tuesday, February 28.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis through Friday, March 10.
Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded by Wednesday, March 15.
MIT ConnecTech Fellows will be expected to participate in a video chat conference (scheduled according to you and your group's availability) with various Technion peers for 3 sessions in the spring leading up to the trip and 3 sessions in the summer/fall preceding the Technion visit to MIT.
MIT ConnecTech Fellows will be expected to participate in all ConnecTech orientations, programs, and meetings (3-5 per semester). MIT ConnecTech Fellows will be expected to host and participate in the Technion visit to MIT in late October.
MIT ConnecTech Fellows will be expected to submit written reflections of their experience 2-3 times over the course of the fellowship.