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Fritz Halbers Fellowship

The LBI announces the availability of one or more fellowship per year for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an accredited institution of higher education. The fellowships provide financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry.

The fellowship(s) consists of an award, not exceeding $ 3000–, to be determined according to the requirements of the project. The fellowship should be used by the end of the year in which it was granted. Support for travel or family members is not available.


  • Applications for the fellowship must be submitted in writing to the Director not later than November 16. Decisions will be announced in January. No reason for the decision will be given.
  • An application consists of:
    1. Completed Application Form
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Full Description of the Research Project
    4. A Financial Plan
    5. Evidence of Highest Degree Obtained
    6. Evidence of Enrollment in a Ph.D. Program
    7. Doctoral Candidates only:
      1. Official Transcripts (Graduate and Undergraduate Work)
      2. Two Letters of Recommendation, one by their doctoral advisor and one by another scholar familiar with their work
    8. Post-Doctoral Candidates only:Two Letters of recommendation from scholars in the field.
  • The fellowship holders agree to submit a brief report on their research activities upon conclusion of their fellowships.

To apply please fill download and fill out the application form (DOC) and email it to Dr. Frank Mecklenburg at the LBI.