Graduate Funding Opportunities

Selwin Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

The Selwin Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies is awarded to students who want to work on topics related to the Holocaust, and who have been accepted to the Ph.D. program of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Belofsky Fellows receive monthly stipends along with remission of all UT Dallas tuition and fees annually for up to five years, subject to satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. 

Sarah Valente and Scott Swartsfager are the current recipients of the Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. Miss Valente is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Humanities, majoring in History of Ideas and pursuing original research on Holocaust Literature of Brazil, Latin American Intellectual History, and Translation Studies. Mr. Swartsfager is a third-year Ph.D. candidate specializing in Intellectual History and pursuing original research on key European cities, the Jewish contributions to their cultures, and their roles in the Holocaust.

Mala and Adolph Einspruch Fellowship for Holocaust Studies

Dr. Burton Einspruch created this fellowship in memory of his parents, Mala and Adolph Einspruch. This fellowship is awarded annually and offers a modest stipend to help support a UT Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.  

Mike Jacobs Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

The children and grandchildren of the late Mike Jacobs established this fellowship in his honor to recognize the life of a man who witnessed history and shared his story with others. Jacobs, a Holocaust survivor, successful businessman, and author, was known as an enthusiastic speaker and a dedicated member of the Dallas Jewish community. This fellowship is awarded annually and offers a modest stipend to help support a UT Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.

Istvan and Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Research Fund

This endowment was created in honor of our beloved Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and her late husband Dr. Istvan Ozsváth, a founding professor of mathematics at UT Dallas. The funds help students in perpetuity to conduct original research in archives and libraries and to attend and present that research at conferences.

The Istvan and Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Research Fund was established at An Evening with Zsuzsi. More information can be found online here.

External Funding Opportunities

American Academy for Jewish Research
Graduate Student Research Funding 

AAJR announces a grant for graduate student summer research funding. We will provide several stipends of no more than $4,000 to graduate students in any field of Jewish Studies.  The funds are not intended for language study or purchase of equipment. Eligibility: Graduate students in any field of Jewish studies at a North American university who have submitted their prospectus and can demonstrate a need to travel to collections may apply for funding.

More information can be found online here.
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019

Leo Baeck Institute Fred Halbers Fellowship

The LBI announces the availability of one or more fellowship per year for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an accredited institution of higher education. The fellowships provide financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry.

The fellowship(s) consists of an award, not exceeding $ 3000–, to be determined according to the requirements of the project. The fellowship should be used by the end of the year in which it was granted. Support for travel or family members is not available.

More information can be found online here.
Submission Deadline: November 14, 2018