The 2015-16 Stroum Center interns: Molly Dubow, Doria Nelson, and Angela Ugalino.

The 2015-16 Stroum Center interns: Molly Dubow, Doria Nelson, and Angela Ugalino.

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. 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 undergraduate students, the primary goal of the Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants is to support undergraduate experiences with Jewish Studies through UW-approved study abroad experiences. Accredited academic domestic opportunities will also be considered (e.g., Middlebury Language Schools). Students can also apply funding towards MODHEB 105: Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew, taught at UW during the summer full-term.

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.

View the full application here. All application materials must be submitted to this Catalyst Dropbox by the specified deadline. To read articles by previous winners of opportunity grants, who have studied in places ranging from Prague and Romania to Jordan and Israel, visit this page. Please contact Dana Rubin, Associate Director of the Stroum Center, with any questions.

Stroum Center Internship Program

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies offers annual year-long internships for undergraduate students. Stroum Center Interns apply theory to real-life situations; receive mentoring and supervision from Jewish Studies professional staff; and gain exposure to the world of international studies. Interns of all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome. Students do not need to major or minor in Jewish Studies to apply for an internship.

Learn more about the Stroum Center’s internship program, past intern positions, and applications for future positions on the Internships page.

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.

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.  Learn more about the current cohort of Graduate Fellows on the Graduate Fellows page. View the new Call for Applications for the 2016-2017 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship. All application materials are due April 1, 2016.

Please contact the Graduate Fellowship coordinator, Dr. Hannah Pressman, with any questions related to the application process, eligibility, or requirements.

Other Opportunities

Looking for additional scholarship opportunities? Check out or the JSIS Funding site.