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Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program


The Center for Jewish History (CJH) composed of its five partners—the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research—offers fellowships that are intended for Ph.D. candidates. The awards support original research at the Center for Jewish History in the field of Jewish Studies.  Preference will be given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner. Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $12,500 for a period of one academic year. It is expected that applicants will have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree  except for the dissertation (ABD). It is required that each fellow chosen for the award:

  • Conduct research for the duration of the award at a minimum of 2 days/week in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Please note that the Center reserves the right to withhold stipends from fellows who do not fulfill the attendance commitment.
  • Participate in a Center for Jewish History Seminar and deliver a minimum of one lecture (during or beyond the grant period) based on research at the Center and the collections used; or participate in exhibition planning (for curatorial fellows only).

Non-USA citizens must have the appropriate visa in order to accept the award, and so hold that visa for the  duration of the award.  Applications are usually due on February 1.  Visit the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program webpage for more information.

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