Graduate Funding Information Service

December 3, 2019

UW Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies welcomes applications for the 2020-2022 Hazel D. Cole Fellowship. The two-year in-residence fellowship supports a deserving doctoral or postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

One year of the fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship (the candidate must demonstrate the intention to complete by the end of the first academic year) or for post-doctoral work (Ph.D. or foreign equivalent within the past three  years, and no later than June 2020) in any field of Jewish studies.

The Cole Fellow will contribute to the SCJS intellectual community, and teach one quarter-long twice-weekly undergraduate lecture course per year. The Cole Fellow is also expected to offer one public lecture each year. The fellowship includes a stipend of $62,500 plus benefits for each academic year, as well as access to the UW libraries.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong academic record, focused research agenda, and enthusiasm about the resources available at the University of Washington. In addition, preference will be granted to applicants who propose lecture courses likely to attract a broad and diverse group of students. While discipline and field of study are open, the search committee has identified several thematic priorities:

  • Jewish-Muslim relations
  • Gender & sexuality
  • Jews and race
  • Jewish languages and cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, or Africa
  • Digital Jewish studies
  • Jewish philosophy

Potential applicants whose work relates to Israel should apply for the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship instead. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.