Fellowship Opportunities, Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History creates opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in explorations of the primary source materials preserved within its walls.

 

 

For the past 11 years, the Center’s Fellowship Program has offered financial support to a diverse group of more than 60 humanities scholars at various stages of their careers and research projects. Support from the NEH and other funders has been critical in helping to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars who, through their work, will expand the reach of the partners’ rich collections and create new scholarship.

 

 

The Center strives to support the next generation of scholars as they write texts that illuminate the past and help to define the future. For a complete list of available fellowship programs, please visit the Center’s website for a comprehensive list of all the available fellowship opportunities.

 

 

Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 2015 to June 2016 and applicants should have completed all requirements (coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of three days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the Fellowship describing her/his experience as a Center Fellow. Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $17,500 for a period of one academic year. Fellows from universities more than 125 miles away from New York City may be entitled to additional funding of up to $5,000 to offset moving expenses.

 

 

NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars

The Center offers a fellowship to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

 

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