Jim and Diane Shneer Fellowship in Post-Holocaust American Judaism

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May 10, 2017
Colorado, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Local History, Religious Studies and Theology, Research and Methodology
Applications for the 2017 competition are due May 10, 2017.
$1,500.00 (minimum of 4 day residency)
This fellowship is open to faculty and doctoral students, who have advanced to candidacy.
The Program in Jewish Studies and the University of Colorado’s Libraries Special Collections and Archives annually support a visiting scholar whose research interests take advantage of the unique resources in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections. The Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections hold and preserve materials examining Judaism and the Jewish experience as a religious re-engagement, social movement, and philosophy of spiritual transformation in America from the late 1940s to the present.
The 2017 fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research in the following, premier Post-Holocaust American Judaism collections held at CU Boulder:
  • Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Papers
  • Alan Lew Papers
  • Arthur Waskow Papers
  • Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry Oral History Collection
  • Chava Weissler Collection
  • Dennis Shuman Collection
  • Fox-Miller Collection
  • Havurat P’nai Or Collection
  • Holy Beggars Gazette Collection
  • Institute for Contemporary Midrash Records
  • Ira Churnus Papers
  • Janice Zelazo Collection
  • Jerry Kopel Collection
  • Leah Novick Papers
  • Michael Lerner Collection
  • Richard Campbell Collection
  • Sharonah Laemmle Papers
  • Spiritual Eldering Institute Records
  • Winnipeg Jewish Renewal Oral History Collection
  • Yoram Getzler Papers
Fellows will receive $1,500.00* to support their travel and research in the archives.
Recipients of the annual award must be in-residence for a minimum of four days and use the research funds during the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients will present a faculty and graduate student colloquium related to their research project during their visit.
*International and non-United States citizen applicants: Please note that this fellowship is subject to international taxation per United States tax laws.

Submission Guidelines:
Applicants should submit the following to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu:
  1. CV
  2. 500-word research statement indicating the title of the project, its methodology, publication goals, and how the holdings of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections will be used
  3. Sample of your written work (7000-word maximum)
Submission Deadlines: May 10, 2017
More information about the collections can be found on the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections website.
Contact Info: 

Program in Jewish Studies, CU Boulder