Leo Baeck Institute - DAAD Fellowship
About
The Leo Baeck Institute is a research, study, and lecture center whose library and archives offer comprehensive documentation for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.

Fellowships are awarded for research in New York or Germany on the social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. Financial assistance is provided to doctoral students for dissertation research and to young academics for the preparation of a scholarly essay or book.

Eligibility Requirements
Terms of Award
Application Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be US citizens and PhD candidates or recent PhDs (degree awarded within the last two years).

Terms of Award
  • Funds are available for research at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York or research in Germany.
  • The New York fellowship consists of a stipend of $2,000.
  • The fellowship for Germany follows the terms of award for the DAAD German Studies Research Grant.


Application Guidelines

To apply for a fellowship for research in Germany, please follow the instructions for the DAAD German Studies Research Grant.

To apply for a fellowship for research at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, please follow the instructions below:

If possible all parts of the application form should be typewritten or otherwise neatly printed.
Confidential letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be forwarded in sealed envelopes.
Please do not staple any of the application materials.

A complete application consists of the following parts:

1. the completed application form
2. a curriculum vitae,
3. a full description of the research project,
and for doctoral students:
4. official transcripts (graduate and undergraduate work)
5. evidence of enrollment in a Ph.D. program, and
6. two letters of recommendation: one by their doctoral advisor, one by another scholar familiar with their work
or for Ph.D.s:
4. evidence of their degree (transcripts not required) and
5. two letters of recommendation from two colleagues familiar with their research.
All materials requested above (except official transcripts and recommendation letters) must be submitted in quadruplicate.

The fellowship holders agree to submit a brief report on their research activities at the end of the fellowship period.
Deadline  
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until further notice.

Note:
To apply for a fellowship for research in Germany, please complete the application form online following the instructions for the DAAD German Studies Research Grant, then submit your application materials to the Leo Baeck Institute (contact information below).

To apply for a fellowship for research at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, please download and complete the application form, then submit your application materials to the Leo Baeck Institute (contact information below).
Questions?  
For guidelines and further information, please visit the Leo Baeck Institute website

Or contact the institute at:
Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel.: (212) 744-6400
Fax: (212) 988-1305
E-Mail: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org