POLIN Museum’s Global Educational Outreach Program, supported by the William K. Bowes Jr Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, is offering up to six doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for from three to five consecutive months in residence at POLIN Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute (ŻIH). The fellowship stipend is $2,000 per month (payable in Polish zlotys).
Our goal is to support scholarship on Jewish history and culture in the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its successor states and to develop a new cohort of scholarly expert in this field. Fellows will draw on POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition, Resource Center, library, and collection and on its expert staff. They will also have access to the archive, library , and collection of the Jewish Historical Institute, as well as to libraries, archives, academic institutions, and research centers in Warsaw – Poland’s vibrant capital city, Kraków, and elsewhere in Poland.
The Museum will offer assistance in finding housing in Warsaw.
Fellows will have the opportunity to:
Candidates for fellowships may apply for a period of between three and five months and must have at least a passive knowledge of Polish and a working knowledge of English. Applicants from any discipline related to the history and culture of Polish Jews are eligible to apply. Applicants from doctoral programs from the United States and Canada should be ABD. Those from Europe, Israel, and other countries should be within two years of completing their PhD. Post-doctoral candidates must have completed a PhD within the past five years.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (no longer than four pages), a detailed statement of current research, including work plans during the fellowship (up to 2000 words), and one writing sample (no more than 25 pages). Applications should be submitted in English and in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by recommenders in English by e-mail to email@example.com. Letters of recommendation cannot be written by the members of the Selection Committee (see below). Only two letters will be considered.
The GEOP Research Fellowship is offered by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.