YIVO continues to sponsor research projects that make use of its archives and library. Annual fellowships provide funding for scholars to study YIVO's collections. At the conclusion of their fellowships, these scholars deliver public lectures on the topics of their research and are sometimes invited to publish their work through YIVO, either in a scholarly journal or as a monograph.
Other research projects are supported by grants from foundations and private funders. Current and forthcoming YIVO research projects include:
- The publication of an English-language anthology of American Jewish immigrant autobiographies, based on the 233 entries in a 1942 YIVO contest for the best autobiography by a Jewish immigrant to America (including Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and Cuba). The project, funded by a grant from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, is directed by Professor Daniel Soyer of Fordham University.
- The publication of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, edited by Dr. Gershon Hundert, (2008), now available online: www.yivoencyclopedia.org.