Research

GEOP Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates

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fot. M. Starowieyska / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

POLIN Museum’s Global Educational Outreach Program, supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, is offering up to four doctoral (three months)  and post-doctoral (five months) fellowships in residence at POLIN Museum and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (ŻIH). The fellowship stipend is $6,000 (for three months) and $10 000 (for five months), payable in Polish Zlotys.


Our goal is to support scholarship on Jewish history and culture in the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its successor states and to develop a new cohort of scholars who are experts in this field. We also intend to support projects in Museum Studies that focus on Jewish history and culture in these territories. The aim of the fellowships is to stimulate the development and growth of a group of researchers who specialize in this field. A preference will be given to projects that require research in the collections that are located in Warsaw archival and scholarly institutions including POLIN Museum. 

We are happy to inform that the third GEOP Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates have been awarded.

The fellows for the academic year 2018/2019 are:

  • Dr. Stephan Stach, Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, Ringelblum’s Trustees  The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (1947-1989) and the Emergence of Shoah Memory during the Cold War;
  • Dr. Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Polish City Mayors and the Jews in the General Government: Collaboration, Occupation, and Administration;
  • Jan Rybak, European University Institute, Italy, Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe: Building a Nation in War and Revolution, 1914–1921;
  • Pierce Mackenzie, Cornell University, USA, Life and Death for Music: A Generation’s Journey across War and Reconstruction, 1926-1953.

Fellows will draw on POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition, Resource Centerlibrary, and collection and on its expert staff. They will also have access to the archive, library, and collection of the Jewish Historical Institute, as well as to libraries, archives, and academic institutions, research centers in Warsaw.

Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • present their work-in-progress during seminars and doctoral seminars;
  • participate in the full program of lectures, workshops, and conferences at POLIN Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute;
  • conduct research in archives and libraries in Warsaw and Poland;
  • consult with an assigned mentor from POLIN Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute, or other academic institution in Warsaw or Poland.

Requirements
 

PhD Candidates may apply for a  three month fellowship and post-doctoral researchers may apply for a five month fellowship. Candidates for fellowships must have a working knowledge of English and a passive knowledge of other languages needed for the research project. Applicants from any discipline related to the history and culture of Polish Jews may apply. Applicants from doctoral programs from the United States and Canada should be ABD. Those from Europe, Israel, and other countries should be within two years of completing their PhD. Post-doctoral candidates must have completed PhD within the past five years. Female candidates who have had a child in this period must have completed PhD within the past seven years.

Application Process
 

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (no longer than four pages), a detailed statement of current research, including work plans during the fellowship (up to 2000 words), and one writing sample (no more than 25 pages). Applications should be submitted in English and PDF format to geopfellowships@polin.pl.

Two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the recommenders in English by

e-mail to geopfellowships@polin.pl. Members of the Selection Committee (see below) may not write letters of recommendation. Only two letters will be considered.

  • Fellowships may start as early as October 2018, and should be completed no later than July  2019.

For more information, please email: geopfellowships@polin.pl

The CFA is now closed.


Selection Committee:

  • Antony Polonsky  (POLIN Museum, Chair)
  • Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)
  • Jan Doktór (Jewish Historical Institute)
  • Michał Galas (Jagiellonian University)
  • François Guesnet  (University College, London)
  • Samuel Kassow (Trinity College, Hartford, CT)
  • Erica Lehrer (Concordia University, Montreal)
  • Artur Markowski  (POLIN Museum, secretary)
  • Mirjam Rajner (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Moshe Rosman (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Don Seeman (Emory University)
  • Marc Slobin (Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT)
  • Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław)
  • Andrzej Żbikowski (The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute)
  • Genevieve Zubrzycki (University of Michigan)
  • Jolanta Żyndul (The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute)

The GEOP Research Fellowship is offered by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

 

02.11.2017