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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for Senior Scholars

Fellowships to USA IHE Faculty Members
for Humanities Research in New York City

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Center for Jewish History

Deadline Date:

01/03/18 Receipt


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Fellowships of $50,400 to USA college and university faculty members to conduct original humanities research at a Jewish studies center in New York City. Scholars may specialize in any discipline. Research areas include, but are not limited to, Jewish studies, American studies, German studies, and Russian and East European 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.

Responsibilities of NEH Senior Scholar:

-Conduct original research at the Center for Jewish History on a full-time basis. Please note that in accordance with NEH regulation, recipients of NEH grants may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during the tenure of the award.

-Deliver at least one public lecture at the Center based on the research conducted.

-Actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Each year the Center welcomes numerous fellows to work in Center partner collections including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The NEH Senior Scholar is expected to take part in the fellowship program’s bi-weekly meetings at the Center.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158298

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year.

Term of Contract:

The duration of the grant period is 12 months. The grant period may commence from summer 2018, but this start date is variable.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Open to all college and university faculty who received a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship.

-Open to all U.S. citizens as well as foreigners who have lived in the U.S. for the 3 years immediately preceding the application deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the award.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due January 3, 2018. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date for consideration.

The announcement of grant recipients will be on March 31, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Direct applications and questions to:

Judah Bernstein, Ph.D.
Academic Programs Coordinator
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011


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