Graduate Funding

Fellowships

The Dita and Erwin Gumpel Judaic Studies Endowed Fellowship
The Gumple is a $10,000 fellowship awarded to current and incoming PhD students working in the Jewish Studies field. 

The Katzin in Perpetuity (KIP) Fellowship
The KIP is a $5,000 fellowship awarded to current and incoming PhD students working in the Jewish Studies field. 

The Wexler Family Judaic Studies Fellowship Fund in honor of David Noel Freedman
The Wexler is a $1000 fellowship awarded to current and incoming graduate students working in the Jewish Studies field.

Grants/Stipends

Jewish Studies Program Grants/Stipends
The Jewish Studies Program awards grants and stipends to support to UCSD graduate student work on a case by case basis. The amount of the award varies depending on student need and fund availability.

How to Apply for the Gumpel Fellowship

Annual Deadline: May 1st 

Students are nominated by faculty members. Faculty from any department may nominate a student for the Gumpel Fellowship by sending a letter to the Jewish Studies Program.

by email:

To: <amglaser@ucsd.edu> Amelia Glaser, Program Director
Cc: <jewishstudies@ucsd.edu> Jewish Studies Program Coordinator
Subject: Gumpel Fellowship Nomination (academic year)

by mail:

Jewish Studies Program
ATTN: Gumple Fellowship Nomination
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0113
La Jolla, CA 92093

The nomination letter should include information about how the students' work will contribute to the canon Jewish Study.

How to Apply for the KIP Fellowship

Annual Deadline: May 1st 

Students are nominated by faculty members. Faculty from any department may nominate a student for the Katzin in Perpetuity (KIP) Fellowship by sending a letter to the Jewish Studies Program.

by email:

To: <amglaser@ucsd.edu> Amelia Glaser, Program Director
Cc: <jewishstudies@ucsd.edu> Jewish Studies Program Coordinator
Subject: KIP Fellowship Nomination (academic year)

by mail:

Jewish Studies Program
ATTN: KIP Fellowship Nomination
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0113
La Jolla, CA 92093

The nomination letter should include information about how the students' work will contribute to the canon Jewish Study.

How to Apply for the Wexler Family Fellowship

The Wexler Family Fellowship is currenty suspended. Please subscribe to our mailing list for updates on this and other Jewish Studies Program news and events.

How to Apply for a Judaic Studies Grant

Quarterly Deadlines: Friday before the last JSP Meeting of each quarter (fall, winter, spring)

FA '14: TBA

WI '15: TBA

SP '15: TBA

Jewish Studies grants are intended to support research, conference participation, speacial classes, and equipment. The grant may not be applied retroactivly. Students who wish to apply for funding must:

Write a proposal that includes:

1. an overview of your area of study

2. how your study relates to Jewish Studies

3. an itemized budget of you expenses

Email your faculty advisor

1. Ask your faculty adviors to endorse and submit your proposal to the Jewish Studies Program on your behalf.

by email:

To: <amglaser@ucsd.edu> Amelia Glaser, Program Director
Cc: <jewishstudies@ucsd.edu> Jewish Studies Program Coordinator
Subject: Gumpel Fellowship Nomination (academic year)

by mail:

Jewish Studies Program
ATTN: Gumple Fellowship Nomination
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0113
La Jolla, CA 92093

2. If your proposal includes a request for travel reimbursement; you and your faculty advisor will need to include a completed Student Certification for Business-Related Travel [PDF].

Please note: Monies disbursed as grants are subject to income tax. Students may elect to be reimbursed for travel, or if the grant is approved early enough, the Jewish Studies Program can book flights and hotels on behalf of the student to minimize initial out-of-pocket costs. It is against UC policy to authorize payment advances to students for travel.