Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellowship in Jewish Studies
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 pursuing doctoral degrees. As such, the fellowships will have eight-year cycles, with the first four years focused on recruiting new students to Carolina, followed by four years of supporting these students in their fifth years of study. Our first cohort of four TEP Fellows is currently at UNC and the very first Fellow, Tine Rassalle, just defended and completed her PhD in fall 2021.
Our first cohort of students: Cohort A:
Tine Rassalle, Department of Religious Studies
Joseph Block, Department of History
Jocelyn Burney, Department of Religious Studies
Oskar Czendze, Department of History
In January 2022, the Center is accepting nominations to recruit a new TEP Fellow. This student will be the first Fellow in Cohort B. During a recruitment year, departments may nominate prospective graduate students who have a strong academic and/or research interest related to the field of Jewish Studies. 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. Applications for department nominations will be posted in mid-December 2021.