$10,000 Fellowship for Genealogy Research (Doctoral Level)
The Center for Jewish History (CJH) is pleased to announce that the
application deadline for our inaugural Genealogy Fellowship, generously
funded by Harvey and Connie Krueger, has been extended to April 1, 2003. The
fellowship carries a stipend of $10,000 for a qualified doctoral candidate
who will conduct original research that (a) focuses on a specific family
whose history sheds light on broader themes in Jewish history, or (b)
examines the history of Jewish family life.

Preference will be given to candidates who will draw on the resources of
more than one collection housed at CJH. The fellow will have the opportunity
to work with a unique combination of collections in the Lillian Goldman
Reading Room, which provides access to the holdings of the following CJH

AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, the national archives of the Jewish
people in America, housing the world's largest collection of documents on
American Jewish life and history;

AMERICAN SEPHARDI FEDERATION, a coordinating and resource body for all of
the American Sephardi communities;

LEO BAECK INSTITUTE, recording and preserving the history of the Jewish
communities in German-speaking countries from the 17th century until their
tragic end under Nazi rule;

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, acclaimed for its dynamic exhibitions and
programs exploring the diversity of Jewish experience; and

YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH, dedicated to preserving the history,
life and culture of Eastern European Jewry, and to the influence of that
culture in the Americas.

Please post and distribute the fellowship guidelines below to any qualified
candidates.  Thank you!


On behalf of the five constituent partners of the Center for Jewish History
(American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck
Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research), the genealogy fellowship is intended for academic candidates. The
award supports original research in the field of Jewish Studies, which
focuses on a specific family whose history sheds light on broader themes in
Jewish history, or which examines the history of Jewish family life.
Preference may be given to those candidates who will draw on the resources
of more than one collection.  The fellowship carries a $10,000 minimum
stipend for a period of one academic year for one doctoral student who has
completed all requirements save the dissertation (a.b.d.).

It is expected that the candidate will:

--Conduct research using CJH archival and library resources for the duration
of the stipend
--Participate in a CJH Seminar and deliver a minimum of one lecture (during
or beyond the grant period) based on research conducted in CJH collections

Open to qualified doctoral candidates in accredited universities.

Requirements for Application:

--Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications,
scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other
relevant work experience
--Area of interest and knowledge of relevant languages stated in a cover
letter, and how they relate to one or more of the constituent organizations'
--Official graduate school transcript
--Specific research proposal of no more than three pages, including aims for
research during the period of the fellowship, whether there are plans for
publication, and how the resources of one or more of the partner
organizations will contribute to the work
--Three letters of recommendation, including from the students' academic
advisors, which address the significance of the candidate's work for the
field as well as the candidate's ability to fulfill the proposed work.

The schedule for application and award is as follows:

--Applications are to be mailed to:

Diane Spielmann, Director of Public Services
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

--Applications are due by April 1, 2003
--Committee to review applications by May 31, 2003
--Announcement of grant recipients no later than June 15, 2003
--Commencement of grant period, August 15 - September 15, 2003
--Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2004.

Please direct questions regarding this fellowship to dspielmann@cjh.org.

Submitted by
Robert Friedman
Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History