Stroum Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

Website: Stroum Jewish Studies Program


The Stroum Center’s interdisciplinary graduate fellowship program supports current M.A. and Ph.D. students from a wide variety of disciplines at the University of Washington whose research connects to Jewish studies.

Graduate fellows share their research through public presentations and articles published on the Stroum Center’s website. The fellowship includes monthly workshops exploring the history and methodologies of Jewish studies; professional development in the areas of public scholarship and library skills; and networking with faculty.

The fellowship offers grants of $4,000 to awardees and is made possible by the Stroum Center’s generous community supporters.

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This interdisciplinary fellowship program supports current M.A. and Ph.D. students from departments across the University of Washington whose research relates to Jewish studies.

Past fellows have come from UW departments ranging from history and comparative religion to education and information science. Graduate students from all departments and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington in the coming academic year is eligible to receive the fellowship, as long as they can demonstrate a strong connection between their research and Jewish studies topics. However, applicants should have some past coursework related to Jewish studies.

Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type

Learn more about the program and the current cohort of graduate fellows, and apply, on the graduate fellows portal.

Service Agreement

Requirements for the graduate fellowship are:

    • Attending the monthly workshop series on Jewish studies and public scholarship. Workshops typically last for an hour and a half
    • Presenting a scholarly paper in a public venue arranged by the Stroum Center, typically a research colloquium
    • Contributing an article about their research to the Stroum Center website
    • Maintaining residence in Seattle for at least two quarters of the 2020-2021 academic year; planned travel for fieldwork purposes should be indicated in the application

Graduate fellows are also encouraged to attend talks given by faculty and guests of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, as well as public events sponsored by the Stroum Center.

Contact Information

Please contact the graduate fellowship coordinator, Sarah Zaides Rosen, with any questions related to the application process, eligibility, or requirements.