Center for Jewish History (CJH) Graduate Research Fellowships


For the past 15 years, fellowship awards at the Center for Jewish History have supported cutting-edge research in the rich 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. More than 100 humanities scholars at various stages of their careers and research projects have taken up residence at the center and profited from opportunities to share their work with leading scholars in their fields. Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other funders has been critical in helping to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

While in residence at the center on year-long or short-term fellowships, 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 16 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.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the ten-month fellowship term if not a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a doctoral candidate from an accredited domestic or international institution.
  • Have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  • Not hold a concurrent fellowship that contains any residency requirement or interferes in any way with full participation in the CJH fellowship.

How to Apply

Additional Resources

For more information, contact Judah Bernstein, academic programs coordinator, Center for Jewish History.