The fellowships will support original research using the collections of the Center’s five partners -- American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference will be given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one partner institution. The fellowships are open to a range of senior scholars, early career scholars, and advanced graduate students who have completed all the requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree apart from the dissertation.
Fellows are encouraged to spend at least three days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using archival and library resources. Fellows are expected to participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend all the meetings of the fellowship program cohort, present a pre-circulated paper to be discussed at one of those meetings, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at CJH, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing their experience as a Center Fellow.