Student Funding

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Student Funding

The Center for Judaic Studies has a number of modest travel awards available to sponsor students who wish to spend time studying and researching abroad. Support is awarded throughout the academic year based on the availability of funds. In addition, a variety of student awards for academic achievement in Judaic Studies are conferred in the spring of each year during the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and during our annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. Award recipients are nominated by faculty teaching courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Preference is given to Hebrew and Judaic Studies major and minors.

The Center also offers support for graduate studies in the form of assistantships (teaching and research).  Students enrolled in the graduate program in Judaic Studies are eligible for these assistantships, which cover tuition and fees and include a stipend for living expenses.  Students who apply for admission to the graduate program in Judaic Studies will automatically be considered for an assistantship.

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are also available for qualified graduate students.

For information about these funding opportunities, please contact Center Director Avinoam Patt at

Travel awards available:

  • The Winkler Award for Study in Israel
  • UConn Judaic Center Israel Travel Endowment (for Jewish Studies but not limited to Israel travel)

Scholarships awarded by the Center are provided by:

  • The Harold J. Arkava Scholarship Fund
  • The Cohen and Henes Scholarship Fund in Judaic Studies
  • The Sylvia and Leo Dashefsky Prize and Endowment Fund
  • The Frances and Irving Seliger Memorial Endowment Fund