NEH Fellowship at the Center for Jewish History

Center for Jewish History offers a fellowship to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.


Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due January 3, 2018. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date for consideration.


For application guidelines and more information about the fellowship, please visit


Applications submitted to:

Judah Bernstein, Ph.D.

Academic Programs Coordinator

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

212.294.8324 |