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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 graduate students planning to start at Carolina in academic year 2023-2024, the Center is recruiting for one TEP Fellow and offering one Top-Up recruitment grant.

  • Departments may nominate a student for consideration for both the TEP and a Top Up.
  • Departments must submit a nomination application by the January 23, 2023, 5:00pm deadline. [It is the same application for both the TEP Fellow and Top Up nominations – please complete the application for each prospective student and simply indicate if you are nominating for TEP, Top Up, or both.
  • The TEP is for students pursuing a PhD since it supports years 1 and 5, a Top Up can be for a student interested in a master’s or PhD.
  • If you have questions, please email us at: grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu.

Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellowship in Jewish Studies
Spring 2023 applications for Academic Year 2023-2024
Application Deadline:  5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2023

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is recruiting one TEP Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year. Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies offers a Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellowship for graduate student recruitment. The fellowship includes a $22,000 stipend with benefits for the first year as well as for the fifth year of study, to aid as a recruitment tool for prospective graduate students working on a doctoral degree. 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.

Nomination letters must be submitted through the online application. Letters should consist of a single PDF including: a statement of support for the prospective student from the home department’s DGS, 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.

Nominations from UNC Departments must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes Jan 23, 5:00pm. Prospective students cannot self-nominate.

Online Application

 


 

Graduate Student Recruitment Top-Up Grants
Spring 2023 applications for Academic Year 2023-2024
Application Deadline:  5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2023

Thanks to private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is offering one top-up stipend for graduate student recruitment for the 2023-2024 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 from UNC Departments must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes Jan 23, 5:00pm. Prospective students cannot self-nominate.

Nomination letters must be submitted through the online application. Letters 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.

Online Application

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gajewski, executive director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies: grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu