Graduate Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies 2017, USA


February 02, 2017


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About the fellowship

The application deadline for Graduate Research Fellowships starting in Fall 2017 is February 2, 2017.

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 library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 2017 through June 2018 and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. 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. Fellowships carry a stipend of $17,500 for a period of one academic year. Fellows from universities more than 125 miles away from New York City may be offered additional funding to offset relocation expenses.


  1. The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.
  2. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from the beginning of September 2017 until the end of June 2018.
  3. Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  4. 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 but it will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for Application

  1. Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the Center for Jewish History
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
  3. Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
  4. A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
  5. Graduate school transcript
  6. Three letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed work. Please ensure that your application indicates the names and contact information of those writing letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  7. Letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover – preferably by email or dossier service – to the address below.
  8. Please submit application materials 2-6 by email. Transcripts may arrive separately to the below address or email address.


The schedule for the application process is as follows:

  1. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 2, 2017 for consideration.
  2. Announcement of grant recipients by April 2017
  3. Commencement of grant period, September 1, 2017
  4. Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2018 

Applications are to be submitted to:

Christopher Barthel, PhD
Director of Academic Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America

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December 06, 2016