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Apply Now for the Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to invite applications to the biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

The fellowship program provides an award for short-term scholarly research, creative, or educational projects informed by the holdings of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection housed in the Kiev Room of the Gelman Library.  A summary of research or project report is required upon completion of the fellowship. Awardees are expected to present their work at the end of the fellowship in an open event for the GW libraries and community. 

We welcome traditional and nontraditional project proposals from all disciplines and backgrounds; including but not limited to Judaic and religious studies, history, history of the book and printing, librarianship, art, design, and cultural studies. Individual or group proposals are welcome. Special Collections Research Center curatorial and reference staff invite interested applicants to discuss potential projects. 

Senior fellows: Graduate and post-graduate researchers (non-GW applicants welcome)
Junior fellows: Undergraduate students (GWU only).

For more information or to find application requirements, please visit the Kiev Fellowship webpage. Contact the Special Collections Research Center with questions. Reviews of applications will begin on October 31, 2016.  Fellowships will begin in January 2017.

The I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection was established in 1996 by Dr. Ari and Phyllis Kiev with the donation of the private library of Dr. Kiev’s father, Rabbi I. Edward Kiev (1905-1975), one of the preeminent Judaica librarians of the 20th century. In 1998, the Kiev Room was dedicated to house the collection – along with supplementary collections of Jewish graphic art, archives, printed and recorded music, ephemera, artifacts and ritual objects - and to provide a reading room for researchers. 

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