Graduate Funding

The Institute is pleased to provide funding for graduate students in the form of named fellowships as well as grants. Funding is available to students throughout the academic year; for summer travel related to research; and travel grants for students presenting research at academic or professional conferences.

Priority for funding will be given to students who are active participants of IIJS programming (an expectation of grantees). Please also note that as funding is limited, all past, present, and anticipated applications for support from the Institute will be considered when reviewing applications. If you have questions, contact Annela Levitov (aml2271@columbia.edu). 

 

Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Fellowships

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies fellowships are awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees in any of the four departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offering Jewish studies (History, Religion, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures) as well as to students within the Columbia community who are writing dissertations on Jewish topics. If you are a Columbia graduate student interested in any of the named fellowships described below, please download and complete an application.

Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Fellowships (download)

Application period is now open. Application deadline for all materials: April 20, 2017

Bloom Fellowship

The Bloom Fellowship was established in 1998 with the generous gift of Bernard (of blessed memory) and his lovely wife Muriel Bloom to provide financial assistance to a graduate student in Jewish history. The recipient is chosen from the applicants to the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies fellowship program.

Hoffman Fellowship

The Hoffman Fellowship was established in 1993 with a gift from Mary Franklin in memory of her sister Louise Hoffman. This fellowship provides financial aid to a deserving graduate student pursuing a degree in the study of Jewish history, Hebrew language and literature, Yiddish studies, or Judaism. The recipient is chosen from the applicants to the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies fellowship program.

Fromer Fellowship

The Fromer Fellowship was established in 1994 with a gift from Dr. Carl Fromer in memory of his mother Irene C. Fromer, and is to be given to a deserving graduate student in Jewish studies researching ancient Jewish history. The recipient is chosen from the applicants to the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies fellowship program.

 

Summer Study/Research Grants

Summer study/research grants are intended as a supplement to the stipends provided to students in good standing in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Awards can be given for exam preparation as well as for work on papers and dissertation research, both in New York and abroad.

IIJS Graduate Student Summer Study/Research Grant Applications (download)

Application period is now open. Application deadline for all materials: April 20, 2017.

All applications must be accompanied by a letter from the student's adviser explaining the need for this travel for the applicant's project.

 

Travel Grants

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies would like announce that it will consider applications for travel grant awards for students who are presenting research at academic or professional conferences. Eligibility information is below. To apply please use the forms available below or contact Annela Levitov for further information. You must be a current student of Columbia University, and the subject matter of the paper must be within one of the fields within the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Please review the application and check list in order to prepare the submission. Please note that the Institute requires continued participation upon return.

IIJS Graduate Student Travel Grant Application (download)

IIJS Travel Faculty Adviser Consent Form (download)

All applications must be accompanied by the faculty adviser consent form and a letter from the student's adviser explaining the need for this travel for the applicant's project/presentation.