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.  With the exception of the Career Development Fellowship, all of the applications are due annually on November 14 for the following academic year.  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, application 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, application due in November
  • Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship—personal grants for academics early in their careers (prior to receiving tenure), application due in March
  • LBI/DAAD Fellowships— grants for Ph.D. candidates at US institutions to conduct research at LBI in New York or in Germany for a dissertation or scholarly book, application due in November
  • 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, application due in February.