Fellowships in Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan

Yiddish Matters

Fellowship applications are accepted from both tenured and untenured faculty as well as from recent Ph.D.’s without a tenure-track position and professors emeriti. Where appropriate, applications are accepted from independent artists, documentary film-makers, and writers.

Depending on rank, experience, and length of stay at the Institute, Fellows receive compensation ranging between $45,000–$66,000.  Additionally, University of Michigan health benefits are available for fellows who carry a 50% or greater appointment for four consecutive months.

Applications are reviewed by the Institute’s Steering Committee and at least two external evaluators drawn from the Institute’s Academic Advisory Board.

The 2019-20 Theme is Yiddish Matters.


  • Applications will be available for submission beginning Aug. 15, 2018.
  • Applications are due by Oct. 8, 2018.
  • Application Link Coming Aug. 15, 2018

* Note: Past Frankel Institute Fellows, not from the University of Michigan, must have a 4 year break before they are eligible to apply.

Application date
8 Oct 2018
America United States Great Lakes
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
US$ 45–66.000