Learn more about funding opportunities through the Stroum Center and beyond.
For undergraduate students, the primary goal of the Stroum Center Opportunity Grants is to support undergraduate experiences with Jewish Studies through UW-approved study abroad experiences. Priority is given to candidates studying a language of historical or contemporary importance to Jewish Studies. 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 the UW during the summer full-term.
For graduate students, 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.
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 in public venues throughout the year. Learn more about the program and the current cohort of Graduate Fellows on the Graduate Fellows portal.
Please contact the Graduate Fellowship coordinator, Sarah Zaides Rosen, with any questions related to the application process, eligibility, or requirements.
These grants may be allocated as one quarter of funding for students with gaps in their departmental funding sources; as research or writing fellowships; or through the opportunity to teach courses at the UW, depending on program needs and student capabilities. When teaching opportunities exist, final determination of topic will occur in consultation with the applicant.
Learn more about Israel Studies Graduate Grants and apply here.
Graduate students who are applying for conference funding or travel funding should apply for an Opportunity Grant of up to $1500 rather than an Israel Studies Grant.
Since 2011-2012, the fellowship has been offered every other year for a yearlong residency. The application deadline is generally in October, with finalists notified in mid-to-late November and the successful candidate notified in January or February. Learn more about this fellowship on the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship page.
The Cole Fellowship will not be offered for the 2019-2020 academic year. More information about the 2020-2021 academic year will be available in October 2019.
We welcome papers that examine other cases of genocide, but the Holocaust and/or scholarship on the Holocaust must figure centrally in the argument. The paper may have been written for a UW class, for a UW-approved study abroad class, or for a UW independent study. Papers must have been written during the current or immediately past academic year.