Fordham University's Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Jewish History offer a joint short-term research fellowship in Jewish Studies for scholars outside the New York City metropolitan area whose research engages Jewish studies in conversation with other fields and who wish to conduct research based on materials housed at the Center for Jewish History and Fordham University. The goal of the fellowship to engage Jewish studies in conversation with other fields and encourage scholars whose primary research lies in Jewish studies to engage with fields outside their field and scholars whose primary expertise lies in other fields to explore sources and methodologies in Jewish studies.
The fellow is expected to spend at least a month at the two host institutions but may stay as long as five months. The fellow's stay must coincide with either the fall or spring Fordham University academic semesters. The stipend for this fellowship is $5,000.
The fellow will receive affiliation with Fordham University, and will be required to offer a faculty seminar, and a public lecture, which would be a joint event of Fordham and CJH with alternate venues. The fellow is also expected to participate in scholarly seminars and other meetings at the Center for Jewish History and Fordham University.
The CJH-Fordham Research Fellowship is made possible by funds from the Center for Jewish History, the Eugene Shvidler Gift Fund at Fordham University, and additional gift funds to Jewish Studies at Fordham University.
This fellowship is open to both established scholars and graduate students.
Applications should include:
- Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the Center for Jewish History
- Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
- Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and Fordham University and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
- A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
- One letter of recommendation, to be sent separately, directly by the recommender – preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For graduate student applicants, please also include:
- The letter of recommendation should come from the candidate’s primary advisor. The letter should address the significance of the candidate’s work for their field, as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed work. Please ensure that your application indicates the name and contact information of the person writing the letter on your behalf. (Letter of recommendation should be sent separately, directly by the recommender – preferably by email to email@example.com)
- Graduate School transcript
Please submit all application materials electronically as one continuous PDF document (except the letter of recommendation).
Applications are to be submitted by March 1, 2023 to:
Miriam Eve Mora, PhD
Director of Programs
Center for Jewish History