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Graduate Opportunities

Leo Baeck Fellowship Program (PhD Candidates)
BMBF Studienstiftung - Leo Baeck Institute London

The Leo Baeck Fellowship awards fellowships to doctoral students who carry out research into the history and culture of Central European Jewry. The program welcomes projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology), and any region (such as Europe, Israel, the Americas), as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the program offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.


- University degree (s) with outstanding marks

- Date of latest degree not before February 2014

- Formal qualification for doctoral studies

- Research project focusing on the history and culture of Central European Jewry

More information on how to apply can be found at:

Please include in your application in English or German:

-- Application form (download from the website)

-- Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the program (1 page)

-- Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills

-- Photocopy of university degree (s), including makrs/grading

-- Research proposal (5 pages)

-- Research schedule for the academi year 2017/18, including planned research trips

-- Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project

-- Second letter of recommendation

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017

Please send your application by email (as a single PDF document, including the letters of recommendation) or conventional mail. Only complete application sets will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in Frankfurt in May 2017. For additional questions, contact Dr. Matthias Frenz (


Grants to Support Research in the Field of Russian Jewish Experience

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods - from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.
To learn more and to apply, visit their website at
The research grants were made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.  

Links & Scholarships

JVS Scholarship 2017-2018 Applications and Instructions

To apply for a JVS Scholarship, carefully read the instructions steps and then click on the application links at the bottom of the instructions to begin your application. Application and all documents must be postmarked by March 6, 2017. 

For more information, please visit:


Staff Contact

Mitzy Martinez
Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-534-4551

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm

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