The Center for Jewish History has recently put out a call for applications for its dissertation research fellowships. Here are the details:

The Center for Jewish History offers fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections at the Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $15,000 for a period of one academic year. Applicants for the fellowship must have completed all requirements (coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of 3 days/week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program and deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research at the Center and the collections used. The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions. All application material, including letters of reference, must be received by February 4, 2013 for full consideration.

Application Requirements:

Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the Center for Jewish History

Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship

A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project

Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, award/fellowships received, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience

Official graduate school transcript

Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the candidate’s adviser, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed work

Letters should be sent under separate cover – or via a separate email – to the address below. All of the other application materials should be sent together electronically as one continuous PDF document

Applications are to be submitted to:

Judith C. Siegel
Director of Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America


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