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Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2:13 PM Subject: Guidelines for the 2010 Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program 2010 CJH Fellowship Program: Guidelines for Application The application deadline for the 2010 CJH Fellowship Program is February 16, 2010. The Center for Jewish History (CJH) composed of its five partners (American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research), ), offers fellowships, that are intended for Ph.D. candidates. The awards support original research at the Center for Jewish History in the field of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner. Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $12,500 for a period of one academic year. It is expected that applicants will have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation (a.b.d.). It is required that each fellow chosen for the award: * Conduct research for the duration of the award at a minimum of 2 days/week in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Please note that the Center reserves the right to withhold stipends from fellows who do not fulfill the attendance commitment. * Participate in a Center for Jewish History Seminar and deliver a minimum of one lecture (during or beyond the grant period) based on research at the Center and the collections used; or participate in exhibition planning (for curatorial fellows only). Eligibility * Open to qualified doctoral candidates in accredited institutions. * For non-USA citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend (award) and for the required duration of the award. Requirements for Application * Cover letter stating area of interest and knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History. * Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience * Specific research proposal of no more than three pages, including specific reference to the collections (<http://catalog.cjh.org>) and aims for research during the period of the fellowship * Official graduate school transcript * Three letters of recommendation, including from the students' academic advisors, which address the significance of the candidate's work for the field as well as the candidate's ability to fulfill the proposed work The schedule for application is as follows: * Receipt of application is due by February 16, 2010 * Committee to review applications by March 15, 2010 * Announcement of grant recipients by April 2010 * Commencement of grant period, August 15 - September 15, 2010 * Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2010 Applications are to be mailed to: Diane Spielmann, Ph.D. Director of Public Services Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011 United States of America Email: email@example.com