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Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellowship in Jewish Studies

TineThanks 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.

For academic year 2018-2019, the TEP fellowship supported the fifth year of studies for Tine Rassalle, Department of Religious Studies [shown left] and in academic year 2019-2020, the TEP fellowship supported the fifth year of studies for Joseph Block, Department of History. In 2020-2021, the fellowship will support Jocelyn Burney, Department of Religious Studies, in her fifth year and in 2021-2022, the fellowship will support Oskar Czendze, Department of History, in his fifth year. After this, new students will be recruited as the second cohort of TEP Fellows.

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.