Fellowships

Moritz Steinschneider writing at his desk

Bohemian Hebraist Moritz Steinschneider

Leo Baeck Institute supports new research on German-Jewish culture and history through the following fellowships.  Ph.D. candidates and academics working on topics related to the German-Jewish community in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. For questions about the fellowship programs, contact Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research.

List of Fellowships

  • David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship—research grant for academics whose work is connected with the writings of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry, applications due in November.
  • Fritz Halbers Fellowship—project support for Ph.D. candidates whose research is connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry, applications due in November.
  • Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship—personal grants for academics early in their careers (prior to receiving tenure), applications due in March.
  • LBI/DAAD FellowshipsFinancial assistance is provided to American doctoral students for dissertation research and to young academics for the preparation of a scholarly essay or book. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme—Administered by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and the Leo Baeck Institute London, the The Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme provides funding for doctoral candidates pursuing research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, applications due in February.