Call for Applications: Graduate Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History

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 September 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, if possible; however, we also encourage applications from applicants who will operate on a hybrid model (e.g., spend two months at the Center and work remotely for the remainder of the fellow ship period if the majority of collection material is already digitized). Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend monthly 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. A total of five fellowships are available for the 2022–23 year: two Lapidus Fellowships, one Rifkind Fellowship, and two Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowships. These fellowships carry stipends ranging from of $20,000 through $30,000 for a period of 10 months.

The application deadline for fellowships beginning in September 2022 is February 4, 2022.

Learn more about the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program


Posted: December 1, 2021
Tagged: Fellowships