The 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 post-graduate scholar to conduct research at the JHC’s archives, whose collections focus on New England Jewish history and include the American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archive. While the 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. Research can take place between April and September, to be scheduled with JHC archivists. 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 Wyner Annual Lecture.

One fellowship will be offered in 2021, in the amount of $2,500. Applications must be received by February 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their fellowship status by March 31, 2021.

We strongly encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the archival collections at the JHC.

Important links:
Finding Aids
Subject Guides
Digital Library & Archives

If you wish to speak to an archivist directly, please email jhcreference@nehgs.org or call 617-226-1245.

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 1, 2021 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:

Stephanie Call, Associate Director of Archives and Education
The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
stephanie.call@nehgs.org

This Fellowship is funded by Justin Wyner in honor of his late wife, Genevieve, who shared his commitment to Jewish history, education, and community, and who pursued her own formal and informal studies throughout her life.