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Information about Fellowships and Grants offered by Judaica Europeana partners

JDC Archives Fellowships

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Two or three fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. The amount granted will range from $2,000 to $5,000 and the deadline is January 15, 2016.

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National Library of Israel – Training and Development Opportunity

The National Library of Israel together with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is pleased to announce the launch of At the Source, a groundbreaking training and development programme at the National Library of Israel (NLI) for archive and library professionals working with Jewish documentary heritage across Europe.

At the Source is a core project of Gesher L'Europa, an initiative funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, to provide opportunities for exchange and enrichment between the National Library of Israel and European scholars, library and museum professionals, and educators working within Jewish settings.

Two courses will be offered for selected applicants in 2015 which will be delivered by expert NLI staff drawing on the Library's unparalleled resources.

  1. Methodology and Practice: Developing Jewish Libraries and Archives
    For staff responsible for Jewish archival and library materials who are familiar with the Jewish cultural context and are seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in archive or library methodologies and practices.
    Course dates: 15 June – 2 July 2015

  2. Text and Context: Understanding Jewish Materials
    For archive and library professionals working in institutions with significant Jewish collections, who are qualified and experienced in library and archive operations, and are seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of Jewish textual, historic and material culture.
    Course dates: 2 – 19 November 2015

Guidelines for applicants and funding information can be found here

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3 March 2015.

In order to ensure a more personalized training course, only a small number of participants will be selected.

For queries: email Caron Sethill, Programme Manager Europe, National Library Israel

Center for Jewish History Archival Fellowship Program
presented in collaboration with Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies

The Center for Jewish History, with support from The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, and Columbia University are pleased to announce six fellowships open to graduate students, post-graduates, and early career professionals in the humanities.

This program will provide fellows with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an archival institution while applying the knowledge of language, history, and culture that they have developed in their humanities studies. By working at the Center for Jewish History with diverse collections from one of three participating partner institutions— the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research—fellows will be introduced to basic archival theory and practice that will strengthen their capabilities as researchers and open up new professional directions for them.

More information about the fellowship, qualifications required and how to apply

Application deadline is March 2, 2014. Application review will begin immediately. No phone calls, please.

Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History, New York

The Center for Jewish History (CJH) offers a range of fellowships for senior scholars, early career (postdoctoral) scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates to conduct original research in the humanities, including but not limited to the fields of Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and history. In residence at the Center for a period of 10 to 12 months, Fellows have the opportunity to explore the collections of CJH partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Open Humanities Awards

The Open Knowledge Foundation in association with the DM2E project and the Digital Humanities Quarterly has launched the first ever Open Humanities Awards.

There are €15,000 worth of prizes on offer for 3-5 projects that use open content, open data or open source tools to further humanities teaching and research. Whether you’re interested in patterns of allusion in Aristotle, networks of correspondence in the Jewish Enlightenment or digitising public domain editions of Dante, they would like to hear about the kinds of open projects that could support your interest.

The Awards will be judged by a distinguished cast of eminent Digital Humanists including Professor Stefan Gradmann (Humboldt University), Dr Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin). Professor Andrew Prescott (Kings College London), Professor David Robey, (University of Oxford), Dr Melissa Terras (University College London), Nicole Coleman (Stanford University Humanities Center), Dr Laurent Romary (INRIA).

To apply and for more information visit openhumanitiesawards.org. The deadline is Tuesday, 12 March 2013.