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JDC Archives Accepting Applications for 2020 Fellowships

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2020 fellowship program. In 2020, seven fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. Our finding aids can be consulted to identify relevant areas. The fellowship awards are $2,000-$5,000 and the deadline for submission is January 21, 2020.

Fellows are expected to make a public presentation on their research upon conclusion of their fellowships.

Past fellows have worked on diverse topics ranging from the eradication of malaria in Mandatory Palestine to Soviet Jewish emigration to the West in the 1970s and 1980s. The areas of research and lectures of previously awarded recipients can be viewed here.

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