John A. S. Grenville PhD Studentship in Modern Jewish History and Culture

The Leo Baeck Institute London is pleased to offer a 3-year John A. S. Grenville studentship for an outstanding doctoral candidate wishing to pursue a research project in the field of German Jewish history and culture with a focus on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Applications are invited from current and prospective graduates with an excellent academic track record.

Potential fields of investigation are:

— Jewish intellectual history (19th – 20th centuries)

— Modern German-Jewish history (20th century)

— Jewish cultural history (20th century)

The studentship is named after John A. S. Grenville (1928-2011), an eminent scholar of modern world history and German Jewish history. The studentship amounts to £24,000 per year, from which tuition fees (2014/15 Home/EU students: £3,996 full-time/ £1,998 part-time and non-EU/overseas students: £12,600 full-time/ £6,300 part-time) must be paid.

The recipient of this scholarship will be enrolled at the doctoral programme at the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London. For a postgraduate research place you should apply to the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, indicating on your application that you wish to be considered for the “John A. S. Grenville PhD Studentship in Modern Jewish History and Culture”. More information on how to apply can be found at:

Please include in your application:

— Research proposal (between 1500 and 2500 words)

— CV

— Statement of purpose (500 words)

— Two letters of recommendation

The next call for this application will be announced approximately in autumn 2018.

Please contact Dr Daniel Wildmann ( with any questions you may have.

You can download the information as PDF here.


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