Graduate Student Support

Appleman Graduate Fellow Isabelle Headrick at the AIU Archives in Paris, France.

Appleman Graduate Fellowship

The Appleman Graduate Fellowship supports conference participation and research (including travel and equipment) on Jewish topics, and language training relevant to pursuing Jewish Studies research.

General Eligibility:

Any student enrolled in a graduate program at UT who undertakes research on any Jewish topic in the course of their graduate career.

Amount: Reimbursement up to $2,000

Due date: Ongoing

How to Apply:

The application should include the following items:

  1. Completed application form
  2. A statement describing the project for which you are seeking funding (up to 500 words)
  3. A CV
  4. A budget (including other sources of funding secured or pending if applicable)
  5. A letter of support from advisor

To complete your application, submit digital copies of all items:

Applications should be submitted in one email as Word or PDF attachments to

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Jewish Studies Supplementary Graduate Fellowships

The Supplementary Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Jewish Studies is intended for Ph.D. students
whose research is directly related or relevant to Jewish Studies. The fellowship can be used to
supplement a larger recruitment effort or to reward an excellent current student.

Stipend: Up to $5,000 (renewal is permitted)

Due date: January 24, 2022

Application Requirements:

  • One-page cover letter submitted by the nominating faculty member. This letter should 1) explain how the student's proposed research/study supports the mission of Jewish Studies at UT 2) explain how the student's research would enrich the intellectual exchange in the student's home department and enhance links between the home department and other units 3) outline the student's scholarly promise 4) detail other support offered by the student's home department.
  • Student's Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • For prospective students: Student's statement of purpose
  • For existing students: Student’s research proposal

To nominate a prospective student, please submit the application materials listed below directly
to Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at:

The Jewish Studies Fellowship Committee, which consists of faculty from the Schusterman Center and relevant departments, will review fellowship applications. All Jewish Studies Fellows will present some aspect of their work at the end of the year in which they hold the fellowship, at an event co-sponsored by the SCJS and relevant departments.

Israel Studies offers fellowships to support doctoral students, language study, and travel:

Israel Studies Graduate Fellowships

These competitive fellowships aim to help recruit to UT Austin excellent doctoral students working on an Israel from any disciplinary perspective. The Graduate Fellowship supplements funds from students’ home programs or departments to help support rigorous original research in Israel Studies. Prospective PhD students are nominated through their home academic units. Faculty who wish to nominate an excellent prospective PhD student should contact Karen Grumberg at

For other Israel Studies fellowships open to graduate studenets, please visit our Israel Studies Fellowships page.

2018 Appleman Graduate Fellowship Recipients

This year, the Schusterman Center awarded two Appleman Graduate Fellowships to support conference participation and research on topics in Jewish Studies. Read the full story here.