Applications are now open for the Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society is launching. Now in its second year, the fellowship, in the amount of $2,500, provides an opportunity for a scholar to conduct research at the JHC’s archives, whose collections focus on New England Jewish history. While the research project does not have to take place solely at the JHC archives, JHC collections should comprise a significant portion of the project’s source research. Research can take place between April and September 2022, and at the conclusion of the Fellowship period, the Fellow is asked to present a paper based on their research at a public event, the Genevieve Geller Wyner Annual Lecture.
Applications must be received by February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their Fellowship status by March 24, 2022.
To be eligible, scholars must hold a PhD at the time of application.
For more information, including links to finding aids, the JHC’s digital archive, and the Fellowship application, visit https://jewishheritagecenter.org/genevieve-geller-wyner-research-fellows...
Questions may be directed to Stephanie Call, Associate Director of Archives and Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward this information to colleagues, departments, and/or academic organizations that might be interested.
The inaugural 2021 Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellow was Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, for “At Home in the World: American Jewish Women Abroad, 1865-1940.” To view a recording of Dr. Klapper’s lecture from October 26, 2021, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agE4ZvcneTs
Stephanie Call, Associate Director of Archives and Education