Apply for Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship by March 15

Moritz Steinschneider writing at his desk

The Bohemian Hebraist Moritz Steinschneider writing at his desk, date unknown.

The deadline to apply for LBI’s Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship has been extended to March 15, 2014. 

The Leo Baeck Institute is offering a Career Development Award as a personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.

The award of up to $20,000 will cover the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and, at the discretion of the reviewing board, may be renewed for a second year.

The grant is intended to provide for the cost of obtaining scholarly material (e.g. publications), temporary help in research and production needs, membership in scholarly organizations, travel, computer, copying and communication charges and summer stipend for non-tenured academics.

Applications outlining the nature and scope of the proposed project including a budget should be submitted, in no more than two pages, by March 15, 2014 to Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute, 15 W 16th St. New York 10011, NY. A curriculum vitae, names of three references, and supporting material (outline of proposed work, draft of chapters, previous publications) should be appended. E-mail submission to is encouraged.

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