The fellowships, that represent each of the five constituents

* AmericanJewish Historical Society
* American Sephardi Federation
* Leo Baeck Institute
* Yeshiva University Museum
* YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

are intended for academic candidates as well as museum, curatorial, and library science candidates. The awards support original research in the field of Jewish Studies, as it pertains to one or more of the constituent organization's missions, in which preference may be given to those candidates who will draw on the resources of more than one collection.  The fellowships, which carry a stipend of a minimum of $10,000 each, are for a period of one academic year for six doctoral students who have completed all requirements save the dissertation (a.b.d.).  It is expected that the candidates
*       Conduct research or cultivate curatorial skills using the Center archival and library resources for the duration of the stipend;
*       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).

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' missions;
 *       Official graduate school transcript;
 *       Specific research/curatorial 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 the attention of Diane Spielmann, Director of Public Services at the Center for Jewish History;
*       Receipt of application is due by February 1, 2003;
*       Committee to review applications by March 15, 2003;
*       Announcement of grant recipients by no later than April 1, 2003;
*       Commencement of grant period, August 15 - September 15,2003;
*       Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2004.

Diane R. Spielmann, Ph.D.
Director of Public Services
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY  10011

Tel:  (212) 294-8325
Fax: (917) 606-8222