Graduate Funding

SUPPORT FOR AFFILIATED GRADUATE STUDENTS

Affiliated graduate students are eligible to apply for travel and research support from the Elie Wiesel Center. Amounts of awards vary by need and availability. Funds include:

Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship
The Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship supports any Boston University undergraduate or graduate student’s research in Jewish Studies. Students can request funds to cover travel expenses, conference fees, and other costs directly related to research or professional development. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

David V. Karney Israel Travel Scholarship
The David V. Karney Israel Travel Scholarship supports Boston University students with outstanding academic records pursuing study abroad, research, and other approved activities in Israel. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered by the prize committee on a rolling basis. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

Einhorn Book Award
The Einhorn Book Award provides support to a Boston University graduate student for the purchase of books in all areas of Jewish Studies. Students should apply directly to ewcjs@bu.edu and will be considered on a rolling basis for specific book purchases up to $500 per student per year. (Students may request multiple books per application). Decisions will be made jointly by the Chair of the Religion Department and the Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies. Nominations and applications are due by April 17.

To apply, you must submit:

  • a research proposal and impact statement
  • a detailed budget and indication of other sources of funding
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a letter of recommendation from your adviser.

Students who receive funding are required to submit a research/travel report within six months of travel or completion of research.

For updated information on funding opportunities, and other graduate inquiries, contact Prof. Michael Zank at (617) 353-8096 or ewcjs@bu.edu.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR PHD STUDENTS

Applicants to the PhD program of the Graduate Program in Religion (GPR) of the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who plan to specialize in an area of Jewish studies will be considered for five-year, fully-funded Jewish studies graduate fellowships. Fellowship support includes all required tuition expenses, health insurance, and a competitive living stipend. Consideration for these fellowships will be part of the GPR application review process. For information about the GPR, including program information and requirements, application procedures and deadlines see www.bu.edu/gpr or write to relgrad@bu.edu.