The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program from Humanity in Action. The Fellowship offers 24 American and European graduate students the chance to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity.

Fellows will travel to Washington, DC, Berlin and Warsaw to study how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international issues. The program seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches.

Deadline: January 13, 2016

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Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies

Through the Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, the Claims Conference supports Ph.D. and Post-doctoral candidates pursuing advanced study of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945 (and immediate post-war). Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Shoah took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics.

Kagan Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust scholarship.  Candidates can be studying the fields of History, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Theology, Women’s Studies and others.  Other than attending the summer week-long conference (see below), there is no residency requirement.

Deadline: January 4, 2016


Katz Center Fellowships

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Scholars whose work fits squarely into the proposed research topic are eligible to apply. Fellowships granted may be for one semester or the full academic year. Scholars are required to spend the term of the fellowship in residence in Philadelphia at the Katz Center.

The Fellowship carries an annual stipend ranging between $45,000 – $60,000 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). The stipend amount is based on academic standing and financial need.

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the Katz Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.

Deadline: November 1, 2015


Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.

Deadline: January 20, 2016

Graduate Fellowship Opportunity – University of Maryland

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland (just outside Washington, D.C.) is seeking applicants for its graduate program (M.A. or Ph.D.) in Israel Studies who will begin their graduate studies in the fall of 2016.  Students apply to specific departments (e.g. History, Government and Politics, Public Policy, etc.) and indicate their interest in doing their dissertation or thesis in Israel Studies.  Full or otherwise significant fellowships will be offered to those students accepted.

Students will be offered the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at Tel Aviv University, pursuant to the agreement for exchange of faculty and students between UMD and TAU.  This is in addition to any Hebrew language study that may be needed, as well as a research year in Israel.

Deadline: varies by area of focus


2016-17 Fellowship Competition – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship Competition.

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.

Deadline: November 30, 2015




Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program

Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator. All program costs, except travel to the program’s start in New York, are covered.

Faculty participation is available through the Faculty Fellows program.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Deadline: January 11, 2016

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies at Brandeis University

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for the 2016-17 academic year. Post-doctoral fellows teach one course per semester in Israel studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines. They are expected to be in residence at Brandeis, participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and present at least one public lecture.

This position offers an annual stipend of $52,500 plus benefits and a $3,000 research and travel fund.

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry – Faculty and Graduate Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods – from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.

 To Apply: Visit the Brandeis-Genesis Institute website at www.brandeis.edu/bgi

Deadline: Applications and all materials are due by December 15, 2015

Yiddish Book Center 2016-17 Fellowship Program

The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 Fellowship Program. Yiddish Book Center fellows spend a year as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.

Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Each fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.

For more information, visit the Yiddish Book Center.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 4, 2016.