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Now Accepting Applications for the Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship

Kiev Judaica CollectionThe Special Collections Research Center of The George Washington University Libraries is pleased to invite applications to the biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

The Fellowship Program provides a stipend for short-term research and writing at the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, housed in the Kiev Room of the Gelman Library. Applicants for the Fellowship Program must be conducting research in the field of 18th-20th century Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Jewish art or Hebrew booklore. Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Graphic Arts, History, Religion, Comparative Literature, Bibliography or any relevant area of Judaic Studies. 


The Kiev Judaica Collection Research Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or post-graduate researcher, academic or independent scholar, with a stipend of $2,500.


Applicants must submit a letter together with a research proposal (max. 4 pages) outlining the scope of their project and indicating those materials from the Kiev Collection and/or other Judaica collections in the Special Collections Research Center which may be relevant to their research. (A summary of research is required upon completion of the fellowship.)  Applicants should also submit two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues. For graduate and doctoral students, one of the letters must be from a dissertation advisor.

Download a fellowship application at or request to have one sent via postal mail. A PDF of this fellowship announcement is available here. The deadline for submission of applications is July 18, 2014. Inquiries and application materials should be forwarded to:


Ms. Sylvia Augusteijn, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Libraries, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052, e-mail:


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. 

For further information on the Kiev Collection and related Judaica collections in the Gelman Library, see: and

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