Funding Opportunities in Jewish Studies
Learn more about funding opportunities at the Stroum Center, including our Hazel D. Cole Fellowship supporting doctoral or postdoctoral research in Jewish studies, and the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship supporting research in Israel studies. Click the toggles below for more information.
Applications will reopen in fall 2022. Finalists are typically notified in early winter, with final notifications in late winter. Learn more on the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship page.
Potential applicants whose work relates to Israel should apply for the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies instead. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.
Learn more on the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship page.
Applicants whose work does not relate to Israel should apply for the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.
The goal of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship is to build an intellectual community around Jewish studies at the University of Washington. 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.
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.
These grants may be allocated as funding for students with gaps in their departmental funding sources; as grants to support research travel or other research expenses; or as funding for language study or other academic programs. There may occasionally be research assistant or teaching opportunities and interested students will have the opportunity in the application to express interest in being considered for these if available.
Learn more about Israel Studies Graduate Grants and how to 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.
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.
If you are interested in funding for language study be sure to check out the Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships (FLAS fellowships), which are contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington. Individuals wishing to receive FLAS funding for Hebrew language study can apply both to the Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center on their application.
Boren Awards are also available for individuals who wish to study Hebrew. Undergraduate, graduate, and summer fellowship options are available.