Charleston Research Fellowship at the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture - Studycor

Charleston Research Fellowship at the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture



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Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

Funding: $500/week

College of Charleston Randolph Hall

Each year, the College of Charleston’s Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture invites qualified applicants to apply to the research fellowship program. This fellowship provides awards of up to $500 per week and, in some cases, also includes a housing allowance.

To be eligible, candidates should be engaged in projects of scholarship: art, or public history. These projects must in some way benefit from research at Charleston, with preference given to individuals attending from out of state. Candidates who intend to make use of materials from the Jewish Heritage Collection, housed at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, will also be given preference.

Award recipients may be from a myriad of fields, including those who are graduate students, independent scholars, senior scholars, artists, filmmakers, journalists, or even exhibition curators. The library is home to dozens of Congregational and Organizational Records, including Brith Shalom Beth Israel, Temple Sinai, the Hebrew Orphan Society, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society. The library is also home to over 400 recordings of Jewish South Carolinians, Holocaust Archives, and rabbinical records. It also houses documents such as unpublished memoirs, genealogical material, photographs, family collections, postcards, scrapbooks, business records, and more.

To apply, interested scholars should submit a cover letter explaining their specific research needs in Charleston. The length of the project should be included, as should a detailed curriculum vitae and a two-page project proposal. All materials can be sent to Shari Rabin, the director of the Center, by email at

Candidates who wish to visit during the academic school year (September through April) should apply by August 1, while those wishing to visit during the summer months (May through August) may apply by March 1. Candidates seeking free housing should apply earlier rather than later.

To learn more and apply, click here.

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