Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.
Graduate students from all UW departments are welcome to apply for this opportunity to receive mentorship and professional development.
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.
This exchange was really helpful for me to broaden my perspective and come up with new research topics.
- 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.