The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies (2014-2015)

December 10, 2013

Application deadline is the first Monday in February by 5pm (February 3, 2014)

The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies was established to support for one academic year graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, whose research would benefit from the use of source materials in The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library.

Eligibility for awards
Recipients of the Fellowship, designated as Magnes Fellows, shall be graduate students enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, who demonstrate high academic distinction. Students must be beyond the first year of graduate study.The amount of the award will cover fees and stipend for the graduate student for a year.

Size of Awards
The amount of the award will cover fees and stipend for the graduate student for a year.

Applying for Awards
Applicant’s statement of purpose must describe how the research project will make use of the Magnes Collection. Selection committee, appointed by the Director of The Bancroft Library and including Jewish Studies Program faculty, will determine the recipient based on: statement of purpose, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, and two letters of recommendation from instructors.

Application forms and submission instructions

Fellowships/Prizes application form may be obtained from The Bancroft Library Administrative Office (510-642-3782), or The Bancroft website:

Download Application Form
Download Recommendation Form

Submit your application in writing to:
Bancroft Library Fellowship Committee
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Attn: Diana Vergil

Submit your application by email to:

Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of The Bancroft Library held in the spring of each year.

All applications and awards will be made within the framework of existing fellowship programs. For all questions please call Diana Vergil at (510)642-3782.

For more information, please visit the Fellowships page on the website of The Bancroft Library.

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