JFEW Scholarship Enhancement Grants 2022

JFEW announces a new grant opportunity in 2022-23 to support research and advocacy projects that address Jewish college students with financial need, especially students from low income and working class backgrounds, and middle income families facing unexpected financial challenges. Grants will be given to support: 1) research regarding the dimensions and impact of financial need among Jewish college students at two and four-year institutions; and 2) advocacy campaigns intended to improve college access, persistence and completion for this demographic of student, based on evidence from existing literature and research in the field.

Deadline: 10 November 2022 (February 2023).

About Andreas Lehnertz

I focus on social, cultural, and religious European history during the High and Late Middle Ages. My interests lie in daily Christian-Jewish relations, marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and Jewish craftspeople. In 2018, I completed my PhD at the Trier University entitled "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women”, under the supervision of Prof. Alfred Haverkamp and Prof. Lukas Clemens at the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History. Under Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten I was a postdoctoral fellow in the European Research Council Project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe“ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completing my second book on Jewish craftspeople in Medieval Central Europe.