JDC Archives call for applications

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee-JDC Archives is accepting applications for its 2021 fellowship program. The deadline for submission is January 26, 2021. In 2021 up to seven fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. The repository houses one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. Comprising the organizational records of JDC, the overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation arm of the American Jewish community, the archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, 1100 audio recordings, 1300 video recordings, 95 oral histories, and 157 recorded historic speeches and broadcasts. The fellowship awards are $2,500-$5,000. To apply and further information go to http://archives.jdc.org/about-us/fellowships.html.