Center for Jewish History (CJH) Graduate Research Fellowships

Overview

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

  • The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates in accredited domestic and international institutions.
  • It is expected that applicants will have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  • For non-U.S. citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the 10-month fellowship period.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart

Additional Resources

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