Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship

Shelly Buring's picture
July 31, 2016
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies

The Special Collections Research Center of The George Washington University Libraries is pleased to invite applications to the biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Fellowship Program supports short-term research and writing at the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, housed in the Kiev Room of the Gelman Library. Applicants must be conducting research in the field of 18th-20th century Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Jewish art or Hebrew booklore. Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Graphic Arts, History, Religion, Comparative Literature, Bibliography or any relevant area of Judaic Studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).

The Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship will award:

  • $1,500 to one graduate or post-graduate researcher, academic or independent scholar.
  • $750 to one undergraduate student at GWU in the final years of matriculation (Junior or Senior year status).

 A complete application will include:

  • A completed fellowship application.
  • A letter together with a research proposal (max. 4 pages) outlining the scope of their project and indicating those materials from the Kiev Collection and/or other Judaica collections in the Special Collections Research Center which may be relevant to their research. (A summary of research is required upon completion of the fellowship.) 
  • Two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues. For graduate and doctoral students, one of the letters must be from a dissertation advisor.

The deadline for submission of applications is July 31, 2016.

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The I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection was established in 1996 by Dr. Ari and Phyllis Kiev with the donation of the private library of Dr. Kiev’s father, Rabbi I. Edward Kiev (1905-1975), one of the preeminent Judaica librarians of the 20th century. In 1998, the Kiev Room was dedicated to house the collection – along with supplementary collections of Jewish graphic art, archives, printed and recorded music, ephemera, artifacts and ritual objects - and to provide a reading room for researchers.

Contact Info: 

Ms. Shelly Buring
Special Collections Research Center
The George Washington University Libraries
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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