Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme
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 international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme awards fellowships to doctoral students who carry out research into the history and culture of Central European Jewry. We welcome projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology), and any region (such as Europe, Israel, the Americas), as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the programme provides opportunities to exchange ideas with peers from around the world. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institution, but come together for two workshops in the course of the fellowship, which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.
The deadline for applications for the academic year 2022/2023 is the 1st of February 2022.