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Fellowship Opportunities

The Fred and Ellen Lewis Fellowship

Description of the FellowshipThe Fred and Ellen Lewis/ JDC Archives Fellowship was established in 2011 with a generous gift to the JDC Archives from the estate of Ellen Lewis, a longtime JDC employee who worked for JDC from 1947 – 1985. One (1) or two (2) 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 facility in New York or Jerusalem. The amount granted will range from $2,000 to $5,000 per fellow.Qualified candidates are encouraged to click the links below to apply.

JDC Archives Fellowship Application Form

JDC Archives Fellowship Reference Form

Please access the JDC Archives’ finding aids here.

For more information, please contact us.

 


 

The Ruth and David Musher Fellowship

Description of the FellowshipThe Ruth and David Musher/JDC Archives Fellowship, was established in 2014 with a generous gift from Ruth and David Musher, supporters of JDC who have deep roots in the American Jewish Community, as well as a long time commitment to Jewish education and academic research and scholarship. One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives facility in New York or Jerusalem. The amount granted will be $2,500 per fellow per year.Qualified candidates are encouraged to click the links below to apply.

JDC Archives Fellowship Application Form

JDC Archives Fellowship Reference Form

Please access the JDC Archives’ finding aids here.

For more information, please contact us.

 


 

The Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin Fellowship

Description of the FellowshipThe Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin/JDC Archives Fellowship was established in 2015 with a generous gift from Dr. Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin, supporters of JDC who have deep roots in the field of higher education, as well as a long time commitment to academic research and scholarship.One (1) fellowship will be awarded each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives. The amount granted will be $2,500. Dr. Sorrell Chesin has dedicated his career to the advancement of higher education. His long tenure at the State University of New York at Albany from 1965-2013 included serving as Executive Director of the University of Albany Foundation. Dr. Chesin continues his involvement with the university as the President of the Board of Directors of the UAlbany Emeritus Center, an association of over 700 retired faculty, administrators and professionals who were granted emeritus status.

Lorraine Chesin began her career in arts education before transitioning to the field of social work. She served in administrative positions at the Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health in Troy, NY for many years, retiring as Commissioner. Since her retirement in 2002, Lorraine Chesin has pursued her longtime interest in art and has presented her work in many exhibitions.

“Because we both have had a good education, meaningful careers, and a satisfying life together, we want to share our good fortune to further your education. We have valued hard work, perseverance and exploration and are committed to encourage and reward the continuation of these values.”

—Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin

Qualified candidates are encouraged to click the links below to apply.

JDC Archives Fellowship Application Form

JDC Archives Fellowship Reference Form

Please access the JDC Archives’ finding aids here.

For more information, please contact us.