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Conference Fellowships:

Conference Fellowships

The Council of American Jewish Museums is pleased to off a limited number of competitive fellowships for attendance at the 2017 CAJM conference in Boston and Amherst.

Fellowships will be awarded to provide conference registration free, plus (shared) hotel room. Recipients or their employer will be responsible for travel expenses. A maximum of one fellowship will be awarded per institution, and former recipients are not eligible to apply again.

The fellowships are intended for candidates in two categories:

  • Emerging Jewish museum professionals (working at CAJM member institutions) with 1-6 years employment experience in the Jewish museum field who have not yet attended a CAJM conference
  • Other employees of CAJM member institutions who have never attended a CAJM conference and who show special dedication and talent in the field

Applicants must be on the staff of a CAJM member institution, or be a CAJM Individual Member affiliated with one.

Winning fellowship recipients will be required to attend the conference in full and to participate in follow-up evaluation as requested.

To apply, please submit the following materials by Tuesday, JANUARY 17, 2017.

  • A formal cover letter (no more than two pages) discussing your current responsibilities and the value to you and your institution of your attending the CAJM conference
  • Your current resume
  • A letter of endorsement from your executive director or immediate supervisor

Please email application materials to Melissa Martens Yaverbaum, Executive Director, at cajmexec@gmail.com. 

Selection and notification of awardees will be completed by FEBRUARY 12, 2017. If an awardee has already registered for the conference, the registration fee will be refunded. If an applicant who is not selected wishes to register after notification, the Early Bird registration discount will be extended.