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Leo Baeck

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programm

Leo Baeck Fellows during a workshop © Matthias Frenz

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 offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All  fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.

The Programme is named after the Rabbi Dr Leo Baeck (1873-1956), one of the most important personalities among German Jews in the 20th century. For the programme the Studienstiftung cooperates with the Leo Baeck Institute London; funding body is the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

During its pilot phase 2005 to 2009, the programme was funded by the Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft”, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Alfred Freiherr von Oppenheim Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

The deadline for applications for the next academic year 2018/19 is the 1st February 2018.

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