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 2019-2020, the TEP fellowship will support the fifth year of studies for Joseph Block, Department of History, 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, details and deadline shown below.

Top-Up Recruitment Grants
Application deadline: January 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm

BullerThanks 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 are able to 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. In the case of departments nominating more than one student, a detailed ranking of the nominees should also be provided.


Please send nomination letters to:

If you have any questions, please contact Ruth von Bernuth, director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies: