Funding Opportunities

The Taube Center provides additional funding opportunities* for graduate students pursuing study and research in Jewish Studies. Any Stanford graduate student is eligible for the categories of funding listed below provided the research for which they are seeking support is related to Jewish Studies. Strong preference will be given to students with coursework in Jewish Studies and who are actively involved in the Center and participating in the its Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture. 

Funding applications should be sent to Associate Director Shaina Hammerman: sjhammer [at] (sjhammer[at]stanford[dot]edu). The Center will consider applications on a case-by-case basis. These funds are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language Study Grants

Students needing to learn a language for the purposes of research, and unable to study the language as part of their normal course load, may apply for funding to support summer language study (or tutoring when a formal language program does not exist). Awards are issued as fellowship stipend and typically range between $1,000-$3,000. Applications should include a 1-page description of the language program or plan of study, how it advances the student's training or scholarly goals, and a detailed budget or description of the cost. Applicants may also be asked for documentation of their participation in the program and a faculty letter affirming the need to study the language.

Grants in Aid of Research

Students needing to travel for research or facing some other research-related expense, may apply for a research grant by submitting a 1-2 page application that describes the research or project and a comprehensive budget that explains any expenses. The application should also include the name of a faculty member who can be contacted for a reference, and applicants may be asked for a reference and/or documentation of their expense. Awards are issued as fellowship stipend and typically range between $500-$1,500.

Conference Participation

Students wishing to deliver a paper at a conference should submit a conference program or letter of invitation, a budget, dates and method of travel, and a cover letter indicating the significance of the conference to your course of study. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the conference. Awards will be limited to a maximum of $600 for travel within North America and $800 for international travel.

*Financial support is made possible by the generosity of the following: The William J. & Fern E. Lowenberg Fellowship Fund, the Partnership Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund, the Frances K. & Theodore H. Geballe Fellowship Fund, the Reinhard Graduate Fellowship Fund, the Taube Family Fellowship in Jewish Studies, the Keith P. Bartel Fellowship, and the Newhouse Fund supported by the Jewish Community Federation.