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Currently Accepting Applications

Lorraine Beitler Research Fellowship

The Kislak Center invites scholars interested in working with the extensive resources of the Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair to apply for a this bi-annual, one-month fellowship, expected to take place in the summer of 2024. 

The Lorraine Beitler Fellowship will be for a one-month duration and carries a stipend of $3500. The expectation is that the Fellow will be onsite at the Kislak Center for all or most of that time. Recipients will be expected to give a presentation on their research findings or larger project during the following academic year. Applications are welcome from faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, teachers, lawyers, and journalists who are engaged in projects that bear on the historical lessons and enduring significance of the Dreyfus Affair. In keeping with the breadth of the Collection, we welcome proposals focusing on history, sociology, literature, Jewish studies, communications, political science, rhetoric, art history, law, or human rights.

Fellows will also have access to the wide-ranging collections of the Kislak Center, including the collections of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Please send a short CV and 600-word description of your research project, including an explanation of why and how the Beitler Collection will contribute to its overall goals and methodology, to

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified in mid to late April.

Future Grant Cycles

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies offers many fellowships for visiting researchers and graduate students. Learn more about Schoenberg Institute fellowship programs.

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies supports an international fellowship program that annually brings together individual scholars around a shared interest in a particular topic or theme. Learn more about the Katz Center fellowships

The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts offers a Predoctoral Research Prize to recognize University of Pennsylvania graduate students conducting research with Kislak collections. Awardees work with special collections and present their research as a talk, workshop, or discussion open to the Penn community.

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania supports a range of fellowships to support the study of its collections and advance research on the history of nursing and medicine.