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Fellowship Program

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Scholars
for Research Related to Contemporary Jewish History

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives

Deadline Date:

01/26/21

Description:

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International scholars for research related to contemporary Jewish history. Fellowships will take place either in New York or in Jerusalem, Israel. Eligible stipend uses include transportation, living expenses, and travel. Research fields include twentieth-century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.

Applications will be considered for the following fellowship awards: 

  • The Fred and Ellen Lewis Fellowship: One (1) or two (2) fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives facility in New York or Jerusalem.
  • The Ruth and David Musher Fellowship: One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives facility in New York or Jerusalem.
  • The Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin Fellowship: One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives. 
  • The Max and Cecil (Steuer) Chesin Fellowship: One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar from outside the United States engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives. 
  • The Nathan & Sarah Chesin and Bernard & Mollie Steuer Fellowships: One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives.
  • The Ruth and David Musher JDC Archives Regional Fellowship: Four fellowships will be granted in total over several years to deserving scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives on the following topics: JDC’s work in Israel and the Yishuv; and JDC’s work in the Jewish communities of North Africa.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149503

Number of Grants:

Up to seven fellowships will be awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The Fred and Ellen Lewis Fellowship: The amount granted will range from $2,000 to $5,000 per fellow.
- The Ruth and David Musher Fellowship: The amount granted will be $2,500 per fellow per year. 
- The Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin Fellowship: The amount granted will be $2,500.
- The Max and Cecil (Steuer) Chesin Fellowship: The amount granted will be $2,500.
- The Nathan & Sarah Chesin and Bernard & Mollie Steuer Fellowships: The amount granted will be $2,500.
- The Ruth and David Musher JDC Archives Regional Fellowship: The amount granted will be $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Fellowships will be awarded to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study.

Funds may not be used for family members.

Pre-Application Information:

The complete application is due by January 26, 2021.

Submit letters of recommendation, in English, to JDC by January 26, 2021.

Additional information: https://archives.jdc.org/about-us/fellowships-and-grants-general-information/fellowship-opportunities

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://archives.jdc.org/about-us/fellowships-and-grants-general-information/jdc-archives-fellowship-application-form/

Fellowship Reference Form: http://archives.jdc.org/about-us/fellowships-and-grants-general-information/jdc-archives-fellowship-reference-form/

Should you have any questions regarding the Fellowship or your recommendation, please contact JDCArchivesFellowship@jdc.org.

Should you have any issues completing the application, please contact archivesfellowship@jdc.org.

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