New Fellowships for Emigrating Jewish Scholars and Artists

Oct 31, 2011

The Center for Jewish History, based in New York City, recently announced the expansion of the Prins Program for Emigrating Scholars, Artists and Writers, to provide new fellowships to junior and senior scholars and emerging artists and writers seeking permanent teaching and research positions in North America. The program was expanded with a $750,000 grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation.

According to The Sacramento Bee, the program will support those who wish to pursue advanced study and original research in the extensive collections of the Center’s five distinguished partners: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Read more.

In addition to the Prins Fellowship, the Center supports scholars at various levels, including the only National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Scholar Fellowship granted to a Jewish studies institution; graduate and undergraduate research fellowships; a Visiting Scholars Program; and the Steinberg Emerging Jewish Filmmaker Fellowship.