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Fellowship to USA Scholars and Graduate Students for Research Projects in Jewish Studies at a New York City Institution

Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
158298

Funding Source
Center for Jewish History (CJH)
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/19/24 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA scholars and graduate students to conduct research related to Jewish studies at an institution in New York City. A wide range of fellowships are available. Fellows will participate in a seminar program, attend and present a paper at cohort meetings, and deliver lectures based on their research.

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.

Available Fellowships:

  • The Robert S. Rifkind Fellowship (NEW)
  • The Leon Levy Fellowship (NEW): focusing on the history of antisemitism
  • The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW)
  • The Arcadia Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW)
  • The NEH Scholar in Residence
  • Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Short-Term Graduate Public History Fellowship: Short-term graduate fellowship to work on CJH public history projects
  • The CJH-Fordham University Short-Term Research Fellowship: This open-rank short-term fellowship welcomes applicants from scholars outside the New York City metropolitan area whose research engages Jewish studies in conversation with other fields and who wish to conduct research based on materials housed at the Center for Jewish History and Fordham University. The fellow is expected to spend at least a month at the two host institutions but may stay as long as five months.
  • Visiting Scholars Program: for an affiliation with the Center and to work in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room in the collections of one or more of its partner institutions. Visiting Scholars will be expected to commit to a regular presence at the Center for a minimum of three months, working at the Center at least two days per week. 


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Robert S. Rifkind Fellowship (NEW) - The fellowships are open to those at the rank of Associate or Full Professor or who received doctoral degrees ten or more years prior to the start of the fellowship.

The Leon Levy Fellowship (NEW): The fellowship is intended for early and mid-career scholars from accredited domestic and international institutions.

The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW): The fellowships are open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.

The Arcadia Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW): The fellowships are open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.

The NEH Scholar in Residence:
- Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences.
- Applications are welcome from scholars in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners.
- Open to all U.S. citizens as well as foreigners who have lived in the U.S. for the 3 years immediately preceding the application deadline. Relocation assistance available to awardees traveling from outside the NYC area.

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Short-Term Graduate Public History Fellowship: The fellowship is open to qualified master’s and doctoral students from accredited domestic and international institutions.

The CJH-Fordham University Short-Term Research Fellowship: This fellowship is open to both established scholars and graduate students. This open-rank short-term fellowship welcomes applicants from scholars outside the New York City metropolitan area.

Visiting Scholars Program: The Center for Jewish History's Visiting Scholar Program invites scholars who have completed their doctorate or its equivalent. Junior and senior scholars, including those who are on leave from their home institutions, are encouraged to apply, as are independent scholars and scholars who are between academic appointments. Eligibility:
- Scholars holding a PhD or equivalent terminal degree
- Scholars working on projects that make use of the Center partner collections
- Scholars eager to participate in the Center's active community of researchers

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 is not a visa-granting institution.

Pre-Application Information
The schedule for the application process is as follows:
- All application materials must be received by February 19, 2024.
- Announcement of grant recipients by April 2024.

Estimated Size of Grant
- The Robert S. Rifkind Fellowship (NEW) - stipend of $60,000
- The Leon Levy Fellowship (NEW): stipend of $55,000
- The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW) - stipend of $30,000
- The Arcadia Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW) - stipend of $30,000
- The NEH Scholar in Residence - stipend of $60,000
- Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Short-Term Graduate Public History Fellowship - stipend of $5,000
- The CJH-Fordham University Short-Term Research Fellowship - stipend of $5,000
- Visiting Scholars Program - The Visiting Scholar Program does not provide a stipend or financial support.

Term of Contract
Ten-month fellowships, commencing September 2024:
- The Robert S. Rifkind Fellowship (NEW)
- The Leon Levy Fellowship (NEW)
- The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW)
- The Arcadia Graduate Student Fellowship (NEW)
- Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Short-Term Graduate Public History Fellowship
- The CJH-Fordham University Short-Term Research Fellowship

Twelve-month fellowships:
- The NEH Scholar in Residence

Visiting Scholars Program: Scholars may apply to be affiliated with the Center for a full academic year (September - May), the fall semester (September - December) or spring semester (mid-January - May), or for the summer (June - August).

Contact Information
Please submit applications by email as one continuous PDF file to fellowships@cjh.org.

Questions about the fellowship program may be directed to Miriam Mora, Director of Programs at the above email address.

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