The Center for Jewish Studies supports a number of fellowships and prizes for qualified undergraduate and graduate Harvard students, as well as an exchange program for graduate students in Jewish studies with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
We are also pleased to support and host research scholars, Visiting Professors and Lecturers in Jewish studies from outside Harvard to teach or conduct independent research in Jewish studies on the Harvard campus.
For Harvard Students
The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University has limited funds available to support qualified Harvard College students and Harvard GSAS students in Jewish studies with J-term (January) research fellowships, as well as summer study and research fellowships. We award prizes, such as the Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize for the best undergraduate essay in Jewish studies. We also coordinate an exchange program for graduate students in Jewish studies with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
For Scholars From outside Harvard
The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University offers two paid stipendiary research fellowships to qualified scholars from outside Harvard by application. We also offer Visiting Professorships by invitation and host qualified unpaid Visiting Scholars and Research Associates in Jewish studies to conduct independent research.
From the Mailbox
Sarah Katerina Corrigan
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Comparative Literature
With the generous support of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Edward H. Kavinoky Fellowship, I was able to spend this summer researching and writing on three critical figures (Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Paul Celan) examined in my dissertation, “The Language of Lament: Modernism, Catastrophe, and Exile.”
Harvard College ‘22, Comparative Study of Religion
During the summer, through generous funding from the Center for Jewish Studies and the Friends of the Center for Jewish Studies fund, I took part in an introductory Ladino course at the University of Washington.
Harvard College ‘22, History and Literature/French | Jewish studies
Thanks to the generous support of the Center for Jewish Studies, I spent a month in France conducting archival research for my undergraduate thesis, which focuses on Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous’s conceptions of their Jewish and Algerian identities.
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