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Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives Accepting Applications to 2007-08 Fellowship Program

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Monday, January 1, 2007

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is accepting applications to its Fellowship Program for the 2007-2008 academic year. The Marcus Center's Fellowship Program provides recipients with month long fellowships for research and writing at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Fellowship stipends will be sufficient to cover transportation and living expenses while in residence in Cincinnati. Applicants for the Marcus Center Fellowship program must be conducting serious research in some area relating to the history of North American Jewry. Typically, Marcus Center Fellowships will be awarded to post-doctoral candidates, Ph.D. candidates who are completing dissertations, and senior or independent scholars. 

The application deadline is March 18, 2007. Full information on the program together with an application form are available at the Marcus Center's website ( or by contacting Mr. Kevin Proffitt, Director of the Fellowship Program, at the address below. 

Kevin Proffitt
Director/Fellowship Programs
Senior Archivist for Research and Collections
American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513.221.7444, x3304 

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.