Graduate Funding Information Service

June 16, 2021

The Center for Jewish History – Graduate Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

  • For PhD candidates who will use the Center for Jewish History’s partners’ collections for research
  • Ten-month fellowships, to begin fall 2021 or spring 2022
  • In person, fully remote, and hybrid fellowships available
  • Stipends range $20,000 to $22,500, depending on fellowship residency mode

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 archival and library resources of more than one partner institution. Fellowships must run for 10 months, starting either fall 2021 or spring 2022, and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. Fellows are encouraged to spend two days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources; however, we also encourage applications from applicants who will be fully remote (if the collection material is predominantly digitized and available remotely) or from applicants who will operate on a hybrid model (e.g., spend a month or two at the Center and work remotely for the remainder of the fellowship period). Fellows must also participate in the Center’s Fellowship Seminar Program, attend bi-weekly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing their experience as a Center fellow. In-residence fellowships carry a stipend of $22,500 for a period of 10 months. Remote or hybrid fellowships carry a stipend of $20,000 for the same period, plus the Center will be able to support digitization of a limited amount of collection material relevant to the fellow’s research.

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