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Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History & Culture of German-Speaking Jewry (U.S. and Germany—MA and Research)


LBI and DAAD Fellowships - The LBI and the DAAD announce the availability of two fellowships per year for doctoral students affiliated with an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or recent Ph.D.'s. They provide financial assistance to students for dissertation research work and to academics for writing a scholarly essay or book. Extensive use of LBI New York resources is to aid research projects falling within the field of study served by the LBI, namely the social, communal and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $2000, paid in two installments of $1000, and is normally used within one calendar year. Support for travel or family members is not available. Applicants must be US citizens, and Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D's who have received their degrees within the preceding two years.

The LBI and the DAAD also announce the availability of one six- month, or two three-month graduate felllowship(s) per year for doctoral students or academics affiliated with an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. The fellowship is to provide financial assistance to doctoral students doing research for their dissertation and to academics in the preparation of a scholarly essay or book that requires a period of research in libraries, archives or research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany. The research must be in the field of study served by the LBI, i.e. the social, communal and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend of up to EUR 975.00 (depending on level of academic advancement) to cover expenses during the time abroad. The tenure of the fellowship must fall within the period July through January. Support for travel is a one-time lump sum of EUR 520.00. Support for family members is not available. The stipend will be paid in monthly installments after arrival in the Federal Republic of Germany. Applicants must be US citizens, and Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.s. who have received their degrees within the preceding two years.

Fritz Halbers Fellowship - The LBI announces the availability of one or more fellowship per year for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an accredited institution of higher education. The fellowships provide financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry. The fellowship(s) consists of an award, not exceeding $ 3000--, to be determined according to the requirements of the project. The fellowship should be used by the end of the year in which it was granted. Support for travel or family members is not available. Applications for the fellowship must be submitted in writing to the Director not later than November 1. Decisions will be announced in January.

Fred Grubel Fellowship - The LBI announces the availability of a paid summer internship program for a graduate student who will participate in work on a specific research topic (jointly determined by the candidate and the LBI) related to LBI collections, which can include archives, library, photo collection, and art collection. The research project should pertain to the lives of refugees of the 1930s and 1940s in New York. The fellow will be supervised by the director of research and will work on a day-to-day basis with archives and library staff. Ph.D. candidates from history, sociology, literature, or Jewish studies programs are eligible. The compensation is $1,500 per month. The deadline for applications is the fall of the year prior to the summer internship. Decisions will be made in early spring.

Visit the Leo Baeck Fellowships webpage for more information on any of these awards.

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