Fordham-NYPL Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Applications Open - Apply Now! - Deadline: March 4, 2024
 

Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program and The New York Public Library are delighted to announce joint short-term, mid-, and long-term research fellowships in Jewish Studies for the 2024–2025 academic year. This joint fellowship program is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies from outside the New York City metropolitan area seeking to conduct on-site research in The New York Public Library, especially the Dorot Jewish Division.

The short-term fellowship will consist of a stipend of $1,250 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks to cover reimbursable expenses. Mid-term fellowships will be available for Spring semester (January, 2025–May, 2025), and will offer a stipend of $25,000.  The long-term fellowship will cover the 2024–2025 academic year (September, 2024–May, 2025), and will offer a stipend of $60,000. For the duration of the fellowship, fellows will receive an affiliation with Fordham University. The successful fellows will give one public presentation and a faculty seminar.

Short-Term Application

Please submit your work for consideration through the NYPL online fellowship portal by March 4, 2024. The site leads applicants through submitting information, attaching documents and requesting a reference letter from your professional reference. Applicants will be prompted to create a user profile in the Library’s fellowship portal. From the Profile section of the portal, go to the Fellowship List section and select the application form you would like to complete. 

A complete application consists of the online application information, an abbreviated CV, a project proposal and a professional letter of recommendation. The project proposal is to include a general description of the research project, its title and format and the applicant's contact details.

Applicants should identify specific material(s) to be consulted at The New York Public Library and Fordham faculty with whom to liaise during the desired dates of the fellowship period. Successful applications will also include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at NYPL are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.  The project proposal should also include two suggested topics for research talks (one public and one for Fordham faculty) and the desired dates of residence. The proposal no longer than three pages in length, and the CV no longer than two pages in length.   

Residency for short term fellowships: Short-term fellows must take up residency between September 2024 and May 2025, during an academic semester at Fordham University. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal. The maximum proposal length is four weeks.  

Mid-Term Application

Please submit your work for consideration through the NYPL online fellowship portal by March 4, 2024.  The site leads applicants through submitting information, attaching documents and requesting a reference letter from your professional reference.  Applicants will be prompted to create a user profile in the Library’s fellowship portal. From the Profile section of the portal, go to the Fellowship List section and select the application form you would like to complete. 

A complete application consists of the online application information, an abbreviated CV, a project proposal, a writing sample and a professional letter of recommendation.  The project proposal is to include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format and the applicant's contact details. The project proposal is to include a general description of the research project, its title and format and the applicant's contact details.

Applicants should identify specific material(s) to be consulted at The New York Public Library and Fordham faculty with whom to liaise during their residence.  Successful applications will also include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at NYPL are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.  The project proposal should also include two suggested topics for research talks (one public and one for Fordham staff) the desired dates of residence.  The proposal should be no longer than  three pages in length, and the CV no longer than two pages in length.  

Residency for mid-term fellowships: Fellows must take up residency between January 2025 and May 2025.  Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.  

Long-Term Application

Please submit your work for consideration through the NYPL online fellowship portal by March 4, 2024.  The site leads applicants through submitting information, attaching documents and requesting a reference letter from your professional reference.  Applicants will be prompted to create a user profile in the Library’s fellowship portal. From the Profile section of the portal, go to the Fellowship List section and select the application form you would like to complete. 

A complete application consists of the online application information, an abbreviated CV, a project proposal, a writing sample and a professional letter of recommendation.  The project proposal is to include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format and the applicant's contact details. The project proposal is to include a general description of the research project, its title and format and the applicant's contact details.

Applicants should identify specific material(s) to be consulted at The New York Public Library and Fordham faculty with whom to liaise during their residence.  Successful applications will also include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at NYPL are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.  The project proposal should also include two suggested topics for research talks (one public and one for Fordham staff) the desired dates of residence.  The proposal should be no longer than three pages in length, and the CV no longer than two pages in length.  

Residency for long-term fellowships: Fellows must take up residency between September 2024 and May 2025.  Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period. 

 

The Fordham-NYPL Fellowship Program in Jewish Studies is made possible by the Eugene Shvidler Gift Fund at Fordham University, the Knapp Family Foundation at Fordham Universityand additional gift funds to Jewish Studies at Fordham University.

If you have any questions, email: jewishstudies@fordham.edu