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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.

David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship

The Baumgardt Fellowship provides grants of up to $7,500 for Ph.D. candidates working on topics such as ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums, or the modern intellectual history of German Jews.


Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship

The Westheimer Fellowship provides personal grants of $25,000 to pre-tenure scholars in the field of German-Jewish History.


LBI/DAAD Fellowships

LBI and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provide financial support to American doctoral students for dissertation research and to academics for the preparation of a scholarly essay or book.


The Ismar Elbogen Scholarship

The Ismar Elbogen Scholarship of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund (ELES) and the Leo Baeck Institute supports a research stay of 6–12 months at the Center for Jewish History in New York.