The Program in Jewish Studies and the University of Colorado Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections annually support a visiting scholar whose research interests take advantage of the unique resources in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections. The Innovations in Jewish Life Collections provide access to materials examining Judaism and the Jewish experience as a religious re-engagement, social movement, and philosophy of spiritual transformation in America from the late 1940s to the present.

The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research in any of the collections available in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections. However, preference will be given to candidates whose research project explores collections related to the Jewish Renewal movement in America.

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Fellowship Amount:

Fellows will receive $1,500.00* to support their travel and research in the archives.

*International and non-United States citizen applicants: Please note that this fellowship is subject to international taxation per United States tax laws.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • This fellowship is open to faculty and doctoral students, who have advanced to candidacy.
  • Recipients of the annual award must be in-residence for a minimum of four days.
  • Recipients must use the research funds during the 2024 - 2025 academic year.
  • Recipients will present a faculty and graduate student colloquium related to their research project during their visit.

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants should submit the following to
  • CV
  • 500-word research statement indicating the title of the project, its methodology, publication goals, and how the holdings of the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections will be used
  • Sample of your written work (7000-word maximum)

Submission Deadline:

The submission deadline for applications is rolling applications.