Jews in the Americas: A Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Florida
The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida are pleased to invite applications for short-term research fellowships during the 2017-2018 academic year. Researchers studying different aspects of the Jewish experience in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southern regions of the United States from the sixteenth century until present day will have the opportunity to spend a maximum period of a month researching in the Price Library. They will have access to the other special and area studies collections of the University of Florida and other library services. Recipients will be expected to deliver a public talk and/or seminar at UF during or after their research visit which will be recognized with an honorarium payment. Recipients of the fellowship will be invited to return and participate in a conference on the Jewish experience in the Americas during fall 2018.
The Price Library was founded in 1981 and is located in the Department of the Special and Area Studies Collections of the George A. Smathers Library at the University of Florida. Today it holds about 110,000 items and its online collections include over 180,000 digital pages. This diverse collection, which offers in-depth insights into numerous fields of research within Jewish studies, is considered the foremost Jewish studies research library in the southeastern United States. The Price Library also collaborates closely with UF’s prestigious Florida and Latin American and Caribbean collections, and thanks to a generous Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Price Library is now focusing its collecting activities on recording and preserving Jewish history in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Florida. This fellowship program created by the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish history aims to help researchers develop new scholarship within these geographical fields based on the Price Library’s holdings.
Expenses covered: The Research Fellowship covers long distance and local transportation and lodging. The entire Research Fellowship stipend, including honorarium, transportation and lodging does not exceed $5,000. Deadline of application: August 15, 2017.
Successful applicants will be informed by October 15, 2017.
Please send your application to Rebecca Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Katalin Rac at email@example.com.
Questions and comments should be sent to the same address.
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