Short-term scholarships and colleges

Below you will find topic-specific scholarships for Jewish Studies of diverse institutions:


Fellowships at Paideia

for the Paideia One-Year Jewish Studies Program

Criteria for acceptance

  • Commitment to the renewal of European Jewish culture
  • Intellectual curiosity and documented academic experience (in any eld)
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Command of the English language

Application deadline

  • The scholarship application is open until March 31
  • Admission decisions are made from mid-April through May


GEOP Fellowships 2018/2019 at POLIN Museum

The  third  round of the international fellowship program for doctoral candidates and those who have recently completed their doctorates organized by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute of Poland within the Global Education Outreach Program.

Applications and letters of recommendation for 2018/19 should be submitted by Feb 28, 2018.

Please find more information here.


Leo Baeck Fellowship Programm
BMBF – Studienstiftung – Leo Baeck Institute London

Das internationale Leo Baeck Fellowship Programm richtet sich an Promovierende, die an einer Dissertation im Bereich Geschichte und Kultur des zentraleuropäischen Judentums arbeiten. Projekte aller Epochen, Disziplinen (z.B. Literatur, Philosophie, Geschichte, Musikwissenschaft) und geographischen Räume (z.B. Europa, Amerikas, Israel) sind willkommen, allen gemeinsam ist ein Bezug zum deutschsprachigen Judentum. Neben der finanziellen Unterstützung für ein Jahr bietet das Programm Gelegenheit zu wissenschaftlichem Austausch und Vernetzung. Es ist offen für Promovierende aller Nationalitäten und aller Hochschulen weltweit. Die Fellows verbleiben an ihrer jeweiligen Universität und kommen zu zwei Workshops zusammen, die gemeinsam vom Leo Baeck Institut London und der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes organisiert werden.

– deutlich überdurchschnittlicher Hochschulabschluss
– Ausstellungsdatum des letzten Hochschulabschlusses nicht vor Februar 2015
– Zulassung zur Promotion und Promotionsprojekt im Bereich Geschichte und Kultur des zentraleuropäischen Judentums
– Eine parallele Bewerbung um ein reguläres Promotionsstipendium der Studienstiftung ist nicht möglich

Für das akademische Jahr 2018/19 werden bis zu zwölf Stipendien vergeben. Die Stipendienlaufzeit beginnt zum Oktober 2018 und endet im September 2019.

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 1. Februar 2018.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.

Das Bewerbungsformular finden Sie hier.


The Felix Posen Post-Doctoral / Junior Faculty Fellowship

The Felix Posen Post-Doctoral / Junior Faculty Fellowship is intended for scholars from Israel and abroad who have shown exceptional excellence, depth and originality in their academic work, and whose research investigates antisemitism, anti-Jewish hostility and the mechanisms of antisemitic prejudice through the ages, focusing on relations between Jews and non-Jews, particularly in situations of tension and crisis, and may include comparative perspectives on other forms of discrimination and racism.

The Center will award up to two one-year Fellowships in the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Law or Economics – beginning October 1, 2018. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $30,000. Fellows are expected to be present at the Center for no less than three days a week and to participate in the Center’s academic activities.

Qualified candidates must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than November 2013.

Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply; their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by May 1, 2018.

Last date to submit applications is March 1, 2018

Please find more information here.


Doctoral and post-Doctoral Fellowship at Darthmouth College

The Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College is offering doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship to people affiliated with the ZJS. The fellowships are for one term of residence, ten to twelve weeks, during one of the four regular teaching terms at Dartmouth (fall, winter, spring, summer). The fellowship offers a stipend of $3,000, plus office space, a library card that can also be used at the Harvard libraries, photocopying and other office needs, and so forth. Each fellow will be expected to attend the occasional lectures and seminars sponsored by the Program, and to present his or her research to a group of faculty and students. The faculty at Dartmouth look forward to meeting each fellow and offering mentorship.

In addition, we will offer one or two fellowships of $5,000 for a teaching assistant. The assistant will be assigned to one faculty member and will be expected to attend undergraduate classes, grade student examinations, organize assigned readings, and so forth.

To apply for either fellowship and for more information, please send your CV and a brief letter describing your research to Professor Susannah Heschel, Chair, Jewish Studies Program: