Each year, YIVO awards a series of Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowships for scholarly research in YIVO’s library and archival collections. These fellowships are intended primarily, but not exclusively, for graduate students and emerging scholars. Each fellowship requires a public lecture by the holder, to be held during or immediately after the fellow’s research period. Fellows are usually expected to spend a period of four to six weeks in residence. This can be divided into several research trips, in consultation with YIVO staff.
The Center offers a variety of fellowships that offer between $4,000-$10,000, including Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies, Fellowship in Baltic Jewish Studies, Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies, Fellowship in East European Jewish Literature and Arts, Fellowship in American Jewish Studies, and Fellowships in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Fellowships vary in eligibility requirements.