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

One-Quarter Dissertation Writing Stipends AY 2022–2023

One-Quarter Dissertation Writing Stipends
Academic Year 2022–2023


The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce a competition for one-quarter dissertation writing stipends of $10,000 in academic year 2022–2023 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: The stipends will be awarded for one quarter and are not renewable. Recipients are prohibited from engaging in any remunerative activity during the period covered by the stipend.

Eligibility: To apply students must currently be in Year 7 to 11 (D07 to D11) of their program (i.e., legacy GAI students) 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. Only students who have not previously received a dissertation completion fellowship are eligible.

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