Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
1155 East 60th Street, Room 302A
Chicago, IL 60637

Dissertation Completion Fellowship Competition for Academic Year 2022–2023

Dissertation Completion Fellowship Competition
for Academic Year 2022–2023

The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a competition for a one-year (academic year 2022–2023) dissertation completion fellowship for doctoral students in all Divisions and Schools at the University of Chicago pursuing projects on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) study of the history, culture, and thought of the Jews, classical and modern Jewish texts, and languages of the Jews (e.g., biblical through modern Hebrew, Yiddish).

Terms: Fellowships will provide tuition, the required student services fee, University student health insurance, full stipend, and a $5,000 bonus stipend. The terms of the fellowship prohibit students from engaging in any remunerative activity during the period of the fellowship. The sole exception to this prohibition is that, if permitted, fellows may undertake a modest teaching assignment in the spring 2023 quarter, with permission from the Dean of Students Office, when it is clear from the fellow’s progress on the dissertation that teaching will not delay completion of the degree.

Students who hold a dissertation completion fellowship in 2022-2023 must graduate in Summer 2023 or before. Students who do not defend, complete the dissertation, and graduate during the fellowship year will be withdrawn from their program at the end of the Summer 2023 quarter.

Eligibility: To apply students must currently be in Year 6 (D06) of their program or earlier and must have been formally admitted to candidacy at the time of application (i.e., by April 29, 2022). This deadline is firm and no exceptions will be granted.

Application process: Applicants must submit the following documents electronically as Word or PDF files to Center administrator, Nancy Pardee, at

1) a cover letter of application
2) letters of recommendation from all members of your dissertation committee
3) a copy of your dissertation proposal
4) a copy of the table of contents of your dissertation and the current completion status of each chapter
5) your curriculum vitae (CV)
6) an electronic copy of one (and no more than one) completed chapter of your dissertation
7) a copy of your official transcript
8) a list of all competitive fellowships, in and outside of the University of Chicago, to which you have applied for 2022–2023.

The confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the faculty members directly to Nancy Pardee by email (

The Center Governing Board reserves the right to exclude from consideration application dossiers that do not comply with these requirements.

All application materials must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022. Late materials cannot be accepted. For further information, contact Nancy Pardee at