Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year for graduate students whose research involves topics related to Jewish Studies. The amount per fellowship will be $3000. Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2013-2014 academic year is eligible to apply. Multiple fellowships are available.

The primary goal of this fellowship is to build intellectual community as well as professional skills. Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows will participate in regular workshops led by members of the Jewish Studies faculty. Students will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their research projects, and the year will culminate with public presentations at a Spring Research Symposium.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Fellows will be required to attend all scheduled meetings; present a scholarly paper at the Spring Research Symposium; and contribute three short blog posts to stroumjewishstudies.org. In addition, Graduate Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend faculty seminars or special talks given by guests of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program, as well as public events sponsored by Jewish Studies.

Our aim is to support graduate students of all levels who are interested in researching various aspects of the Jewish experience. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong record of achievement and interest in pursuing research projects within the broad parameters of Jewish Studies. Graduate students from all departments are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not yet participated in this fellowship program.

Applicants should submit:
1) A cover page with name, mailing address, phone number, email address and student number.
2) A current curriculum vitae (CV).
3) University of Washington transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted).
4) A description of a research project that engages Jewish Studies (2 page max). This project would be the focus of your workshop and Symposium presentations.
5) One letter of recommendation from a UW professor submitted as a PDF on letterhead with signature.

Applications are due by April 15th, 2013. All application materials should be submitted electronically via this Catalyst dropbox, which is accessible with a UW NetID:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/laurenjs/26314

More information about our current class of Fellows can be found here.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Hannah Pressman, coordinator of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, at pressman@uw.edu.

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