FEL: The Center for Jewish History Dissertation Fellowships

The Center for Jewish History offers fellowships to doctoral
candidates to support original research using the collections at the
Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the
library and archival resources of more than one partner institution.
Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $15,000 for a period of one
academic year. Applicants for the fellowship must have completed all
requirements (coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the
doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each
fellow spend a minimum of 3 days/week in residence in the Lillian
Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows
must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship
Seminar Program and deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research
at the Center and the collections used. The fellowship is open to
qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and
international institutions. All application material, including
letters of reference, must be received by February 4, 2013 for full
consideration.

Application Requirements:
1.  Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant
languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the
Center for Jewish History
2.  Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced,
including specific reference to the collections at the
Center<http://catalog.cjh.org> and clearly stated goals for research
during the period of the fellowship
3.  A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
4.  Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education,
publications, award/fellowships received, scholarly and/or museum
activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work
experience
5.  Official graduate school transcript
6.  Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the
candidate’s adviser, which address the significance of the candidate’s
work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to
fulfill the proposed work
7.  Letters should be sent under separate cover – or via a separate
email – to the address below. All of the other application materials
should be sent together electronically as one continuous PDF document

Applications are to be submitted to:
Judith C. Siegel
Director of Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: <fellowships@cjh.org>

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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