World ORT and the University of Southampton are pleased to announce a graduate outreach fellowship programme beginning in September 2017. Two fellowships of £5000 will be offered each year to Masters- or PhD-level students applying to study Jewish history and culture at the University of Southampton.

Fellows will devote 1 day per week to outreach and research work on the ORT Music and the Holocaust website (, a leading and widely-used educational resource that was featured at the United Nations in 2014.

Over the course of one academic year, fellows are expected to write 10-15 short entries for the website; plan and deliver 3-6 outreach events, in partnership with the Parkes Institute’s Outreach Programme; and monitor social media and the web to make sure the website’s content remains up-to-date.

The fellows’ principal supervisor will be Dr Shirli Gilbert, with a co-supervisor selected to suit the candidate's particular research interests.

Fellowships will be granted for one year in the first instance. Students pursuing degrees longer than a year may re-apply for the fellowship in subsequent years.

Alongside an application to the University of Southampton for their chosen course of study, applicants should submit a short CV and one-page statement to by 2 May 2017. The statement should include ideas for outreach activities to disseminate the website’s content to a broad audience.

World ORT is non-profit organisation with past and present activities in more than 100 countries spanning 135 years. We educate people, we train people, we build economic self-sufficiency for communities. World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). We benefit 300,000 people each year.

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research universities. It is one of 24 universities in the Russell Group, committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (December 2014), the University’s History Department was ranked 3rd in the country.