Kiev Research Fellowship

The Kiev Research Fellowship supports 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.


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

Period of Study

Projects can take part throughout the 2019 calendar year. 


The Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowships will be awarded to:

  • one graduate or post-graduate researcher or independent scholar, with a stipend of $2,500, and
  • one undergraduate student at GWU in the final years of matriculation (Junior or Senior year status), with a stipend of $750.


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 holdings in the Gelman Library 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.


Specific deadlines and additional information can be found on the Fellowship Website


Class Year

  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English
  • Non English


  • Other

Program Type

  • Research


  • DC

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GWU Endorsement Required?