UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  October 16, 2017 (for Winter 2018 or Spring 2018 experiences)

The University of Washington’s Stroum Center Opportunity Grants help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

UW students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply. Preference given to opportunities that take place during the application cycle for which the candidate applies.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply, as long as they can demonstrate a strong connection between their research and Jewish Studies topics. The amount per fellowship will be $3000. Multiple fellowships are available. Support may also be available for additional opportunities related to students’ research projects.

The goal of this fellowship is to build intellectual community as well as professional skills. Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows will participate in regular workshops on Jewish Studies and Public Scholarship. Students will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and mentorship for their research projects via public presentations at Jewish Studies Faculty Seminars.

Graduate students from all departments and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Fellows should be in residence in Seattle for at least two quarters of the 2017-2018 academic year. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong record of achievement and interest in pursuing research projects within the broad parameters of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong interest in the Stroum Center’s intellectual atmosphere, whether through coursework or attendance of Jewish Studies events.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Stroum Center Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

Graduate students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association’s Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to help current and future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare or advance their career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply! Graduate courses must be taken at an accredited university in North America.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

UW Stroum Center Jewish Studies Student Opportunity Grants

Application deadline:   October 14, 2016

The UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies offers support for study abroad experiences and language courses connected to Jewish Studies. These Student Opportunity Grants are separately offered in two cycles: grants for Winter/Spring (due October 14, 2016) and for Summer/Fall (due spring 2016). Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible to apply. Students do not need to major or minor in Jewish Studies to apply for a grant. The amount per grant will be up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.

For graduate students, Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/scholarships/

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Grants & Fellowships

Application deadlines:  March 1 & April 1, 2016

Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies offers support for study abroad experiences and language courses connected to Jewish Studies. These Student Opportunity Grants are separately offered in two cycles: grants for Summer/Fall (due March 1, 2016) and grants for Winter/Spring (due October 14, 2016). Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible to apply. The amount per grant will be up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.

For graduate students, Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship Program

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies launched a new Graduate Fellowship program in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of community supporters, every year a cohort of outstanding graduate students receives $3,000 grants to support research projects related to Jewish Studies. Application materials are due April 1, 2016.

The goal of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship is to build an intellectual community around Jewish Studies. Fellows participate in a workshop series to foster professional development and advance their research agendas. All awardees present their work at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium in Spring Quarter.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/scholarships/

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master’s degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Education Scholarship Program is designed to deepen and enhance the professional knowledge of current and future JCC professionals. Incorporating classroom study, internships, networking opportunities, professional development conferences and seminars, JCC Association Graduate Scholars are on the fast track to become effective and successful JCC professionals.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.jccworks.com/index.htm?p=C91E7

UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   March 30, 2015

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2015-2016 academic year is eligible to apply, as long as they can demonstrate a connection between their research and Jewish Studies topics. The amount per fellowship will be $3000. Multiple fellowships are available. Support may also be available for conference travel related to students’ research projects.

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 to gain training in the current issues and methodologies of the field. Students will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and mentorship for their research projects, and the year will culminate with public presentations at the Spring Research Symposium.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Fellows will be required to:

  • Enroll in a 1-credit workshop series each quarter on Jewish Studies and Public Scholarship and attend all scheduled meetings*
  • Present a scholarly paper at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium
  • Contribute two short blog posts to jewishstudies.washington.edu

Fellows should be in residence in Seattle for at least two quarters of the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who are planning to travel abroad for fieldwork purposes should indicate their intended travel plans in their application.

Graduate Fellows are also encouraged to attend special talks given by guests of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, 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 and disciplines are encouraged to apply; past participants have come from the departments of History, Comparative Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, French and Italian Studies, and English. Current fellows are allowed to reapply, but preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not yet participated in this fellowship program.

How to apply:

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 with 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 (electronic file or hard copy accepted; electronic file may be submitted via the dropbox address below or emailed to pressman@uw.edu).

Applications are due by March 30, 2015. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the Catalyst dropbox which is accessible with a UW NetID at this link: jewishstudies.washington.edu/gradfellowapplications

The new Graduate Fellows for 2015-2016 will be notified in late April. The incoming class of fellows will be invited to be recognized at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium. This event will take place from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on May 1, 2015 in HUB 214.

To read blog posts by current fellows and to find out more about this program, visit jewishstudies.washington.edu/graduate-students.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Hannah Pressman, coordinator of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, at pressman@uw.edu.

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.

2012 Jewish Studies Fellowship

Deadline: April 13, 2012

The Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships in the amount of $3,000 for the 2012-13 academic year for graduate students whose work and research involves topics broadly related to Jewish Studies. Any graduate student (masters or PhD) planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2012-13 academic year is eligible to apply. There are multiple fellowships available.

For more information, visit: http://jsis.washington.edu/jewish/scholarships.shtml

or download the announcement (pdf)