Call for Applications

National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Residence At the Center for Jewish History

Deadline for application submissions: December 15th, 2022

Through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) the Center for Jewish History invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence that will support original research conducted at the Center.  Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences, 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.

The fellowships consist of $60,000 for a period of 12 months, and fellows must conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one public program based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Furthermore, the Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities have to be acknowledged in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.


Assessment Criteria: 

  • The ambition, scope, and intellectual significance of the proposed project.
  • The quality and impact of the applicant’s prior work in their respective field.
  • The overall clarity and intelligibility of the proposal, with its aims clearly conveyed.
  • The feasibility and appropriateness of the project proposal, including the applicant’s disciplinary and linguistic training and, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans.
  • The likelihood that the applicant will become part of the life of the Center for Jewish History for the time of the fellowship by using its collections for the proposed project and participating in Center events.

Requirements for Application:

The applications must be submited as one continuous PDF of the following documents to fellowships@cjh.org :

  • Cover letter stating area of interest, how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History, and how the project will benefit from the residency (no more than one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research proposal (no more than 1,500 words), including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
  • A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
  • Contact information for three references who can speak to the significance of the candidate’s work

The application deadline is December 15, 2022 for a residency from July 2023 through June 2024.

Futher information is available in the pdf below:

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