Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, Sarah Zaides
The Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship builds an intellectual community around Jewish Studies through funding and mentorship. The Stroum Center is now accepting applications for the Fellowship; the deadline to apply is April 3, 2017. Learn more >

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship

Suzzallo Library
The Cole Fellowship brings outstanding doctoral and post-doctoral students to the UW for a year of research, teaching, and professional growth. Applications for the 2017-2018 Cole Fellowship are due Oct. 31st, 2016.  Learn more >

Graduate Fellow Research

Are You a Foreigner? The Power of a Name

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Berkay Gulen, a Stroum Center Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on the power of one's name in a review of Rita Ender's "To Live on With One's Name"

The Adventures of Two Izmirlis with the Hebrew Language

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Graduate students from all UW departments are welcome to apply for this opportunity to receive mentorship and professional development.

Spring Research Symposium

Sarah and Sonny

This annual event gives Graduate Fellows the opportunity to present their research to peers, faculty, and the community. Jewish Studies faculty serve as moderators and respondents for this academic conference-style event.

Learn about last Spring’s Symposium >

From Our Students

How I came upon my dissertation project is a testament to the support and encouragement that I have had through the faculty and staff at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. The Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, and Coordinator Dr. Hannah Pressman, encouraged me to pursue the topic, allowing me the invaluable advice, comradery, and support from a real graduate and faculty intellectual community.
Sarah Zaides, 2013-14 Samuel and Althea Stroum Fellow, Ph.D Candidate, Department of History
This exchange was really helpful for me to broaden my perspective and come up with new research topics.
Esra Bakkalbasioglu, 2013-14 I. Mervin and Georgiana Gorasht Scholar, Ph.D Candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Quick Facts

  • Graduate Fellows receive mentorship and career guidance from members of the Jewish Studies faculty.
  • Fellowship grants of $3,000 per academic year are made possible by the Stroum Center’s community supporters.
  • The UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship was established in 2012.
  • Masters-level and PhD students from diverse departments across campus participate in the fellowship.
  • Graduate Fellows are eligible to apply for special summer funding from the Stroum Center to support language work and travel abroad.
  • Fellows present their projects to the public at the Spring Research Symposium.
  • Each Fellow contributes blog posts about their work to the Stroum Center’s website.
  • The fellowship is highly interdisciplinary and builds intellectual community on campus.