The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers.

The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship Program is an opportunity in multidisciplinary fields to conduct research, engage in scholarly exchange, take part in public workshops, seminars, related collaborations and art installations, and to provide emergent and established experts from around the world with opportunities for professional development and training in the United States.

Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $48,000 during a one-year residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust working on a particular topic of interest that is relevant to the Museum. Fellowship participants will develop first-hand experience, expertise, and confidence on which to base an interpretive career in museums, whether as museum curator, expert-in-residence or museum educator. The fellowship serves as a valuable first step for those seeking integration into North American cultural and academic institutions.

Responsibilities of the Prins Foundation Fellow

  • Conduct work at the Museum.
  • Deliver public presentations to showcase work to the broader community.
  • Acknowledge the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Prins Foundation in all publications resulting from the fellowship.
  • Submit a final report and an evaluation upon completion of the Fellowship.


  • This fellowship is open to foreign scholars from outside North America who are early in their careers and who seek permanent positions in the United States and Canada. Israeli citizens are not eligible.
  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the fellowship. The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is not a visa-granting institution, but will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for application

  • Please complete the online application here.
  • The online application requires the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a detailed project proposal; at least three professional recommendations; and an essay articulating why s/he wishes to emigrate and what s/he hopes to accomplish after concluding the fellowship.

Application schedule

  • Application deadline is rolling.
  • Commencement of grant period: September 1, 2017
  • Conclusion of grant period: August 31, 2018

Applications are to be submitted online >

Additional materials are to be submitted to:
Yael Friedman
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
New York, NY 10280
United States of America
Email: yfriedman@mjhnyc.org



TOP LEFT: Interns learn how to teach about artifacts. Photo by Melanie Einzig.TOP RIGHT: Museum exterior. Photo by David Paler.

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