Fellowships

Detail from Ketubah

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 Dr. Karen Grumberg at keren@austin.utexas.edu.

Israel Studies Dual Language Fellowships

Deadline: Ongoing
Stipend: up to $1000
Application Requirements:
- Completed Application Form (download pdf here)
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Narrative (600-800 words)

The Dual Language Fellowship promotes the study of both Hebrew and Arabic as key to understanding Israel’s place in the Middle East region. This fellowship encourages students who have studied either Hebrew or Arabic to complement this primary foreign language with at least one year (two semesters) of a second one relevant to the study of Israel. Undergraduate or graduate students must complete four semesters (or the equivalent) of either Hebrew or Arabic and demonstrate a commitment to studying at least two semesters of the other. Applicants must complete an application form and provide a 2-page narrative describing the reasons for pursuing dual-language Arabic and Hebrew study. Undergraduate and graduate students in any UT degree program are eligible to apply.

Please send your completed materials to Galit Pedahzur at galit@austin.utexas.edu

Israel Studies Travel Fellowships

Deadline: Ongoing
Stipend: Reimbursement up to $2000
Application Requirements:
- Completed Application Form (download pdf here)
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- One-page budget detailing estimated expenses and funds secured
- Personal Statement (600-800 words)

The Travel Fellowship helps support travel abroad for language programs in Hebrew or for research in Israel or at archives, museums, or institutes abroad or in the US that hold materials relevant to Israel Studies scholarship. Applicants must complete an application form and provide a 2-page narrative describing the purpose of travel, the long-term goal the travel supports (doctoral dissertation, article to be submitted for publication, degree requirements, etc), and, in the case of research abroad, the relevance of the project to Israel Studies. Undergraduate and graduate students in any UT degree program are eligible to apply.

Please send your completed materials to Galit Pedahzur at galit@austin.utexas.edu

Photo caption: Detail from a ketubah