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Please check back in fall semester for updates on our grants program for 2020-2021.


The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer fellowships and top up grants for incoming graduate students who have academic and research interests related to the field of Jewish Studies. For academic year 2020-2021, the TEP fellowship will support the fifth year of studies for Jocelyn Burney, Department of Religious Studies, and therefore the Center is not accepting TEP fellowship applications for current recruitment.For graduate students planning to start at Carolina in academic year 2020-2021, the Center is offering two Top-Up grants.

Important changes for this year:

  • Take note of the new email address for submitting your application. The faculty review committee will not receive any applications that are sent to a different email account. Send your proposals before the stated deadline to:
  • If you have questions, please email us at the same account:

Graduate Student Recruitment Top-Up Grants ~ Spring 2020
for Academic Year 2020-2021
Application Deadline:  5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2020


Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies will be offering two top-up stipends for graduate student recruitment for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Jewish Studies Top Up grant is a $7,000 stipend to enhance what departments can offer prospective graduate students, with half given each semester of the student’s first year. Departments may nominate prospective graduate students who have an academic and/or research interest related to the field of Jewish Studies. Departments may nominate up to two students for this award.

Nominations should consist of a single PDF including: a statement of support from the DGS for the student, including why the student’s academic history or research interest appeals to your department and why you want the student in your graduate program, as well as a statement of the level of financial support the department is prepared to offer the student. The student’s interest in a topic related to the field of Jewish Studies should be highlighted. In the case of departments nominating two students, a detailed ranking of the nominees should also be provided.

Please email nomination letters to: NOTE: this is a new email address for 2020, please be sure to submit your files to this new email account.

If you have any questions, please email us at the above account or contact Ruth von Bernuth, director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies:

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