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Graduate Fellowships for Incoming Students

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2017-2018 Graduate Fellowship Competition for Incoming Students.

Review of applicants begins: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies.  Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (Comparative Literature, English, Germanic Studies, History, Musicology, NELC, Political Science, Religious Studies, etc., and the Jewish Studies M.A. program) at Indiana University.  In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to Letters & application can also be mailed to:  Professor Sarah Imhoff, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Global & International Studies Building 4023; 355 N. Jordan Avenue; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2016-2017 applications will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU is an interdepartmental program. Our faculty are housed in various departments - including Comparative Literature, English, Germanic Studies, History, Musicology, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Political Science, Religious Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute – where students pursue master’s or doctoral degrees. The Borns JSP offers a Masters of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. Students enrolled in IUB doctoral program may also pursue a doctoral minor in Jewish Studies.

“The strength of the graduate program lies in the tight-knit, supportive, and focused academic community nurtured by accessible professors and a thriving Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association.” -- Matthew Brittingham, Jewish Studies M.A., 2014