Skip to main content

Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship

The Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society provides an opportunity for a scholar to conduct research in the JHC’s archives, which contain the records of Jewish institutions and businesses and the papers of families and individuals in Greater Boston and New England. While the scholar's research project does not have to be focused on Boston or New England, or exclusively use the JHC archives, JHC collections should account for a significant portion of the project’s source research. At the conclusion of the Fellowship period, the Fellow is asked to present a paper based on their research at a public event, the Genevieve Geller Wyner Annual Lecture, at a mutually agreed-upon date.

Applications are now open for the 2024 Fellowship. One fellowship will be offered in the amount of $2,500. To be eligible, scholars must hold a PhD at the time of application. Applications are due March 8, 2024. A Fellowship Review Committee will select the 2024 Fellow, and candidates will be notified in April. Research is to be conducted in Summer or Fall 2024.

For further information and instructions, please see the application form.

Before applying, candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the archival collections at the JHC by visiting the Archives section of this website. If you wish to speak to an archivist directly, please email or call 617-226-1245.

Important links:
Finding Aids
Subject Guides
Digital Library & Archives


Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellows

Ronald C. Curhan and Joan Pokross Curhan Research Fund

Coming soon in 2024! This new fund will provide an opportunity to a scholar in Jewish history or Jewish Studies to do research in the archives of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center. Preference will be given to individuals at the start of their careers, including graduate and undergraduate students. 

Historian in Residence

Launched in the 2022-23 year, the Historian in Residence is a new position at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center that engages a historian to create articles and talks about Boston, New England, and American Jewish history on behalf of the Jewish Heritage Center for a public audience.

The position is an exciting opportunity for a post-doc, scholar at the beginning of their academic career, adjunct faculty member, public historian, or teacher. The Historian in Residence will conduct research within, and spotlight stories and insights from, the JHC’s archives. They may also connect JHC collections with those from other repositories to present a larger narrative of American Jewish history. The position is part-time, and the length of engagement may be either a one-year term or ongoing. 

The Jewish Heritage Center seeks its next Historian in Residence beginning September 2024. If you are interested in applying, please contact JHC Executive Director Rachel King

The JHC's inaugural Historian in Residence in 2022-23 was Dr. Miriam Mora, an American Jewish historian and Director of Programs and Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History in New York.