The Special Collections Research Center of The George Washington University Libraries is pleased to invite applications to the biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) are eligible to apply for the fellowship program. The Fellowship Program supports short-term research and writing at the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, housed in the Kiev Room of the Gelman Library. $1,500 to one graduate or postgraduate researcher and $750 to one undergraduate student will be given.
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- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)
- Applicants for the Fellowship Program must be conducting research in the field of 18th-20th century Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Jewish art or Hebrew booklore
- Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Graphic Arts, History, Religion, Comparative Literature, Bibliography or any relevant area of Judaic Studies
How to Apply:
Interested candidates can download fellowship application through the given link:
- Applicants must submit a letter together with a research proposal (max. 4 pages) outlining the scope of their project and indicating those materials from the Kiev Collection and/or other Judaica collections in the Special Collections Research Center, which may be relevant to their research. (A summary of research is required upon completion of the fellowship.)
- Applicants should also submit two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues.
- For graduate and doctoral students, one of the letters must be from a dissertation advisor.
Inquiries and application materials should be forwarded to:
Ms. Shelly Buring
Special Collections Research Center
The George Washington University Libraries
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
The Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship will award:
- $1,500 to one graduate or post-graduate researcher, academic or independent scholar.
- $750 to one undergraduate student at GWU in the final years of matriculation (Junior or senior status).
The deadline for submission of applications is July 31, 2016.
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