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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 $20,000 stipend, full tuition, fees, and health insurance for the first year as well as for the fifth year of study, to aid as a recruitment tool for prospective graduate students. As such, the fellowships will have eight-year cycles, with the first four years focused on recruiting new students to Carolina, followed by four year of supporting these students in their fifth years of study. Our first cohort of four TEP Fellows is currently at UNC.

Our first cohort of students:

Tine Rassalle, Department of Religious Studies

Joseph Block, Department of History

Jocelyn Burney, Department of Religious Studies

Oskar Czendze, Department of History


During a recruitment year, departments may nominate one prospective graduate student who has an 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.