Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student completing a dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies and/or Holocaust Genocide and Memory Studies. Made possible by the generosity of the Gendell and Shiner families, the full fellowship also comes with a tuition waiver. Preference will be given to students who have not received funding from the Gendell-Shiner or other sources that have supported one or more semesters of dissertation level research (i.e. tuition waiver and 50%+ fellowship, or equivalent).
Students apply for the fellowship by sending a current CV as well as a 2000-word statement describing their dissertation project (including a timeline of past and future work on the project) to the Program Office. In addition, two letters of recommendation are required. The deadline for the 2021/22 award is February 8, 2021.