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

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The Dying Dead Sea: Beauty and the Underbelly

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

In reflecting on the shrinking Dead Sea, Opportunity Grant winner Emily Gade considers the underbelly of beautiful things.

Podcast: Migrants’ Mobilization for Rights & Recognition in Israel

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Doctoral student Oded Oron discusses the plight of African migrants in the state of Israel.

The Solo–and Collaborative–Process of Writing a Dissertation

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.

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.