Final call: Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2020/21
The Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme is an international fellowship programme for doctoral candidates pursuing research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Every year, the programme offers up to 12 junior researchers the opportunity to spend a year working on research at the location of their choice. During the course of the year’s programme the fellows get together for two seminars at which they discuss their work with eminent academics.
The programme is named after Rabbi Dr. Leo Baeck (1873-1956), one of the most important personalities in German Jewry in the 20th century. The Studienstiftung runs the programme in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute London, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the pilot phase from 2006-2009 the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Alfred Freiherr von Oppenheim Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation made this programme possible.
The deadline for applications for the academic year 2020/2021 is the 1st of February 2020.
For further information and the application form please click on the link to our website:
2021 Leo Baeck Institute London Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies
The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2021 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford University Press journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.
The Essay Prize was established in 2011 to:
- Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
- Promote young researchers in the field
The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the present.
The winner will receive:
- Publication of the winning essay in the 2021 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
- A cash prize of £500
- A free year’s print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
How to enter
Entries of 5-8,000 words should be submitted through our online submission system. Please refer to http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/for_authors for instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript. All entries will be peer reviewed anonymously. The winner will be selected from all entries recommended for publication by our peer reviewers.
The closing date is 31 March 2020.
The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than 5 years ago. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
See http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/prize_submissions.html for the full competition rules.