Click here to go to the Application webpage. Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2013.
The Fellowship Application will require the following information in pdf format: 1) Cover Letter 2) CV 3) 2-page project proposal, stating specifically which YIVO holdings are most relevant to the applicant’s project. 4) Two letters of recommendation.
Each year, YIVO awards a series of Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowships for scholarly research in YIVO’s library and archival collections. These fellowships are intended primarily, but not exclusively, for graduate students and emerging scholars. Each fellowship requires a public lecture by the holder, to be held during or immediately after the fellow’s research period. Fellows are usually expected to spend a period of four to six weeks in residence. This can be divided into several research trips, in consultation with YIVO staff.
Announcements regarding awards for the academic year beginning September 2014 will be made in February 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Eddy Portnoy
Max Weinreich Center Academic Advisor
and Research Associate
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Director of Education,
Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies,
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
firstname.lastname@example.org | (917) 606-8290
Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies
The Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship and the Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellowship support original doctoral or post-doctoral research in the field of East European Jewish studies. These fellowships carry a combined stipend of $9,000 and are for a period of two to three months of research at the YIVO Library and Archives, as well as two public lectures by the holder.
Fellowship in Baltic Jewish Studies
The Abram and Fannie Gottlieb Immerman and Abraham Nathan and Bertha Daskal Weinstein Memorial Fellowship in Eastern European Jewish Studies, the Abraham and Rachela Melezin Memorial Fellowship and the Maria Salit-Gitelson Tell Memorial Fellowship support original doctoral or post-doctoral research in the field of Lithuanian Jewish history at the YIVO Library and Archives or travel for Ph.D. dissertation research in archives and libraries of the Baltic states. These fellowships carry a combined stipend of $5,000 and require a public lecture by the holder.
Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies
The Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship and the Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellowship support doctoral or post-doctoral research on Polish-Jewish history in the modern period, particularly Jewish-Polish relations, including the Holocaust period, and Jewish contributions to Polish literature and culture. These fellowships carries a stipend of $4,000 and are for a period of two to three months of research at the YIVO Library and Archives, as well as a public lecture by the holder.
Fellowship in East European Jewish Literature and Arts
The Vladimir and Pearl Heifetz Memorial Fellowship, Vivian Lefsky Hort Memorial Fellowship and Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship are designed to assist an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate researcher in Eastern European Jewish music, art, and theater and Yiddish literature. This combined fellowship carries a stipend of $6,500 to defray expenses connected with research in the YIVO's music, art and theater collections and library. The required period of research is two to three months, and a public lecture by the holder is also required.
Fellowship in American Jewish Studies
The Rose and Isidore Drench Memorial Fellowship and the Dora and Mayer Tendler Endowed Fellowship in Jewish Studies are dedicated to doctoral or post-doctoral research in American Jewish history, with special consideration given to scholars working on some aspect of the Jewish labor movement. These fellowships are for a period of two to three months of research at the YIVO Library and Archives and carry a combined stipend of $5,500. The holder is also required to deliver a public lecture.
Fellowships in Eastern European Jewish Studies which may be combined with the above fellowships or awarded separately:
· The Dina Abramowicz Emerging Scholar Fellowship is intended for post-doctoral research on a topic in Eastern European Jewish Studies. The work should lead to a significant scholarly publication and may encompass the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The fellowship carries a stipend of $3,000 for the holder to conduct research at the YIVO Library and Archives for a period of two to three months and to deliver a public lecture. · The Workmen's Circle/Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies, established by the Van Cortlandt Workmen's Circle Community House, is designed to support three months of post-doctoral research at the YIVO Library and Archives and a public lecture by the visiting faculty member. This award carries a stipend of $5,000.