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Graduate Research Fellowship

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International PhD Students for
Research Related to Jewish History and Jewish Studies Research

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Center for Jewish History (CJH)

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Fellowships of $22,500 to USA, Canada, and International doctoral candidates to engage in research related to Jewish history and Jewish studies at the funding source's resource center in New York City. This ten-month fellowship program provides doctoral candidates with the opportunity to utilize the collections of the Jewish History 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 of the Center's above-listed partner institutions.

During the residency, 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, 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 her/his experience as a Center Fellow.

While in residence at the Center, fellows are invited to participate in a vibrant academic community that engages students and scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel. Each year a New York-based scholar serves as the Academic Advisor, directing monthly seminars and offering academic guidance to early career fellows. Comprised of sixteen leading scholars in Jewish Studies, the Center’s Academic Advisory Council provides oversight and offers an additional professional resource to fellows. Fellows are additionally invited to take part in regularly scheduled Scholars Working Groups that bring together expert faculty to discuss new Jewish Studies research.

Fellows are encouraged to share their work with a wider audience through public programs at the Center. Lectures, discussions, symposia/conferences, film screenings, concerts, and other programs provide a creative platform for fellows to draw attention to their research in the partner collections and convey their knowledge to the public.

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GrantWatch ID#: 165183

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellowships carry a stipend of $22,500 for a period of one academic year.

Term of Contract:

Research Fellowships will start in Fall 2020 and are for ten months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.
Fellows must be in residence at the Center from the beginning of September 2020 until the end of June 2021.
- Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e. coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
- Fellows will be permitted to hold a concurrent fellowship provided that it does not contain any residency requirement or interfere in any way with full participation in the activities described above. Please consult the Director of Academic Programs before accepting any additional fellowships, academic or other positions to be held during the term of the CJH fellowship.
- For non-U.S. citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the ten-month fellowship term. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for Graduate Research Fellowships starting in Fall 2020 is December 20, 2019.

- All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 20, 2019 for consideration.
- Announcement of grant recipients by February 2020
- Commencement of grant period, September 1, 2020
- Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2021

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Malgorzata Bakalarz-Duverger, Ph.D.
Academic Programs Coordinator
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.