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Graduate Research Fellowship

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

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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, heritage, and culture 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:

The fellowships are for one academic year—ten months.

Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.
- Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
- For non-USA 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 but it will help facilitate the visa application process.

Pre-Application Information:

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 2, 2018 for consideration.

Grant recipients will be announced by April 2018.

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

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Judah Bernstein, 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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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.