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Graduate Fellowships for Incoming Students

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2023-2024 Graduate Fellowship Competition for Incoming Students.

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.  Fellowships are available up to $25,000, 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, Germanic Studies, History, MELC, Religious Studies, etc., or to 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 Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities. Application deadline: December 10, 2022.

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, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Political Science, and Religious Studies– 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 funding, faculty support, and collegial atmosphere in the program provide an ideal environment. The stellar reputation of the Borns JSP was one of the factors that drew me to IU.” -- Jonathan Lanz, current History PhD & Jewish Studies doctoral minor