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 at the JHC’s archives. While the scholar's research project does not have to take place solely at the JHC archives, JHC collections should comprise 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, in Fall 2023.

One fellowship will be offered in 2023, in the amount of $2,500. Applications are due February 28, 2023. Research is to be conducted in Summer 2023.

To be eligible, scholars must hold a PhD at the time of application.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the archival collections at the JHC. You can find a list of our finding aids, subject guides, and information about our Digital Library & Archives on our website at 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

To apply:

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Include, with your application:
           a. A current curriculum vitae.
           b. A research proposal, between 500-700 words, that clearly demonstrates:
                   i. Your research interests.
                   ii. How the archival collections and resources at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center support your research.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.  

Directions for submitting your application packet (including the application, supporting documentation, and references):

  1. Your application packet must be received by February 28, 2023, and may be mailed via postal service or emailed.
  2. If preferred, references may be sent separately.
  3. If emailing materials, use the following format for the subject line:
    Fellowship application: First Name, Last Name

Submit your application packet to:

Rachel King, Executive Director
The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116