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


The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce an Essay Prize Competition for essays on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) the study of Jewish history, religion, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages.

The Center will award two prizes, each of $500. One prize will be awarded for the best essay related to Jewish Studies written for a course. The essay need not have been written for a course in Jewish Studies or for a course taught by a faculty member in Jewish Studies. A second prize will be awarded for the best B.A. Essay on a topic related to Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: The essay prize competition is open to all students currently registered in the College of the University of Chicago.

Application: Essays should be submitted electronically as a docx or pdf attachment no later than 4 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 to Nancy Pardee at

Applications for Dissertation Completion Fellowships for academic year 2018–2019 are now being accepted. Applications are due by April 11, 2018. For information on how to apply for this fellowship, please refer to the attached announcement.


The Center for Jewish Studies offers travel funding for students giving presentations at academic conferences and for those who must travel away from the University to access resources necessary for their research. Grants for conference travel are accepted throughout the year; research grants are awarded through an annual competition. Please see the application forms below for instructions.


Edwin Seroussi, Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago for Winter Quarter 2016. On January 28, 2016, Prof. Seroussi gave a public lecture entitled, "Jews Becoming Modern: The Musical Track." To listen to the lecture, click on this link.