We are pleased to share this Call for Applications for the Charleston Research Fellowships 2024-2025, at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston invites applications for its annual research fellowship program. Charleston Fellows will receive research grants to cover the cost of travel and residency while conducting archival research in Special Collections at the College of Charleston.
Recipients of Fellowships may include scholars at all stages of their career including graduate students, independent researchers, as well as journalists, filmmakers, artists, and exhibition curators.
During the 2024-2025 academic year, the CSJC will grant approximately $5,000 to researchers. Individual fellowships typically range from $1000-$2500. Please keep these limitations in mind when making your request. The CSJC will reimburse fellows for the cost of travel and lodging. It does not support indirect costs for items such as salaries of existing employees, utilities, office space, etc.
Applicants must be working on projects of scholarship, public history, or artistic production that would benefit from research in Special Collections at the College of Charleston. Preference will be given to candidates coming from out of state and those using materials from the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College’s Addlestone Library.
Much of the collections’ material is locally or regionally oriented, but they also include the William A. Rosenthall Judaica collection (1493–2002): thousands of images documenting the Jewish people—their lives, history, religious ceremonies, dress, and customs — from many countries. They were used to create the online exhibit The Life of the Synagogue.
The fellowship committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2024.