YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowships, 2015-2016

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Applications must be submitted by January 1, 2015.

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.

To assist in the preparation of research proposals, and for further information, please use the following links:
Guide to the YIVO Archives: http://www.yivoarchives.org/
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe:
http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org
List of Previous Fellows: http://www.yivo.org/blog/index.php/2014/03/14/2014-2015-max-weinreich-center-research-fellowships/

Announcements regarding awards for the academic year beginning September 2015 will be made in March 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Eddy Portnoy,
Max Weinreich Center Academic Advisor
and Research Associate,
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
eportnoy@yivo.cjh.org

OR

Jennifer Young
Director of Education,
Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies,
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
jyoung@yivo.cjh.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:

To apply now for a Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year, please follow the instructions below.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: JANUARY 1, 2015

Please fill out the requested information below and upload your documents, in PDF format only, in the appropriate fields. Applications with documents not submitted in PDF format, or applications not submitted via this form, will not be considered.

Personal Information
Name
Mailing address
E-mail address
Phone number
Academic affiliation
Title or position
Select the fellowship for which you would like to apply


Fellowship Documents
Please upload the requested documents in PDF format below.
Cover letter
Cover letter should not exceed one page. Please introduce yourself and your project, and specify the fellowship for which you wish to apply.
Research proposal
Please provide a 2-5 page summary of your research plan, specifying those YIVO resources that you intend to utilize.
Curriculum vitae


References
Please provide the name and e-mail address of two academic references. They will receive an e-mail with information on how to upload a letter of reference.
Reference 1
Reference name
Reference e-mail
Reference 2
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Reference e-mail