Open to CU Boulder Graduate Students

The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections announce a new competition for an Innovations in Jewish Life Collections (IJL) Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides a $2,000 fellowship to a CU Boulder graduate student for either the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester. The Fellowship requires approximately 60 hours of research over the relevant semester in the IJL collections (for example, in a typical Fall or Spring Semester this would involve approximately 4 hours of work per week, distributed according to the student’s and supervisor’s schedules). Research will be conducted in the Rare and Distinctive Collections Reading Room in Norlin Library during the room’s open hours, Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 4:00pm.

The Fellow will work with librarians and archivists to produce an original research paper or project using one or more of the IJL collections. Upon completion, the paper will be made available on the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections website for public viewing.

CU graduate students from all disciplines in the arts and humanities are welcome to apply; preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or interest in Jewish Studies, European or American history and culture, and/or archival work. Preference will also be given to students who have not yet worked or conducted research in the IJL Collections; however, all graduate students are encouraged to apply. Competency in foreign languages will be useful and should be mentioned in an application, although this is not a prerequisite for application.

Submission Guidelines:

Applications should be submitted to by the deadline and include the following information:

  • CV
  • a brief letter that describes your interests in conducting research in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections and what specific research topic, question, and/or IJL collection(s) you intend to explore. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the collections before submitting your application on the IJL website here. Please also include any relevant experience or academic studies. (500 word maximum)
  • the name and email address of your primary advisor, as reference

Submission Deadline:

Please apply by December 6, 2023.