for undergrads, grad students, and faculty:
Awards and Fellowships
The American Jewish Historical Society encourages interested students and scholars to apply for the following prizes and fellowships.
AJHS Announces a New Award Title: The Henry L. Feingold Graduate Student Essay Prize (formerly the Wasserman Student Essay Award)
The Henry L. Feingold Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded biennially for the best paper submitted by a graduate-level researcher and includes a $500 award. At the discretion of the editors, the prize essay may also be considered for publication in the Society's scholarly journal, American Jewish History. The submission deadline for the 2010-2012 period is June 1, 2012. Please submit essays to email@example.com
Ruth B. Fein Prize
The American Jewish Historical Society awards the Ruth B. Fein Prize, a travel stipend established in honor of a past president of the Society, to a graduate student to help undertake research at the American Jewish Historical Society. The award is up to $1,000. The deadline for submission is April 27, 2012. To apply, please send a 2-page description of your project, a letter of support from your graduate mentor and a budget for your travel expenses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship
The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship supports one or more researcher(s) wishing to use the collections of the American Jewish Historical Society. Preference is given to researchers interested in 17th and 18th century American Jewish history. At the discretion of the awards committee, the fellowship funds may also be applied to subsidizing publication of a first book in the field of American Jewish history, again with preference given to works in early American Jewish history. The available amount for the award(s) is $6,000 annually. Submission date: April 27, 2012 for awards for 2012. Please send proposals of up to 5 pages to: Professor Stephan F. Brumberg, School of Education, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210; electronic submissions preferred at LapidusFellow@ajhs.org.
Pokross/Curhan Family Fund Prize
The American Jewish Historical Society awards the Pokross/Curhan Family Fund Prize, a grant established in honor of two past presidents, David R. Pokross (1976-1979) and Ronald C. Curhan (1990-1993), to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an academic degree at an accredited academic institution to help undertake research using the collections held at AJHS/Boston, the Newton Centre home of the American Jewish Historical Society. The award in 2012 is $1,000. The deadline for submission is April 27, 2012. To apply, please send a 2-page description of your plan to produce an essay, thesis, dissertation, documentary, exhibition or other form of public program on an aspect of the American Jewish experience; and a letter of support from an undergraduate or graduate mentor to email@example.com.