Doctiral Student Fellowships, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, USA

Publish Date: Oct 15, 2015

Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Doctiral Student Fellowships, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Schusterman Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. To that end, the Schusterman Center supports and mentors graduate students at Brandeis University who focus on Israel Studies. These full and partial fellowships are granted on a competitive basis to doctoral candidates who have been accepted into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Find out more about our current and past Schusterman Scholars.


The Schusterman Center funds full and partial fellowships for doctoral students focusing on Israel Studies in fields such as history, sociology, politics, Middle East studies, Israeli art, literature and culture. These fellowships—granted through individual departments—will be renewable, after review, for up to five years. The Schusterman Scholar Fellowship includes a full tuition scholarship, health care benefits and a stipend of up to $25,000 stipend per year.


Schusterman Scholars’ primary affiliations are to their home departments. Therefore, each department will specify teaching and other doctoral requirements for Schusterman Scholars. All Schusterman Scholars will need to demonstrate competence in modern Hebrew and/or Arabic. Furthermore, Scholars’ dissertations must focus on a topic relevant to Israel Studies. Service to the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies may be required.

Schusterman Seminar

Recipients of Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowships, known as Schusterman Scholars, will be expected to participate in a bi-monthly seminar for Schusterman Scholars. This seminar brings together Israel Studies doctoral candidates, along with relevant faculty and other advanced students, to explore issues in the field of Israel Studies. This seminar will allow Israel Studies doctoral candidates to form an intellectual community for their research and academic development. Schusterman Scholars are expected to participate in the seminar every year of their Fellowship.

Travel Awards

Small awards for research trips to Israel may be available for Schusterman Scholars, to supplement their fellowships. These awards will be competitive. Scholars will be required to submit research proposals and recommendations from their research advisors.

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Schusterman Scholars will be given the opportunity to participate in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, in which faculty members from across North America and the world participate in seminars at Brandeis and in Israel that will help them design new courses in Israel Studies for their home universities. Click here for more detailed information.

Who is eligible?

Doctoral candidates accepted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who are focusing on topics in Israel Studies are eligible to apply for a Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowship. 

To apply to Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please click here.


Prospective doctoral students should indicate in their applications for admission and in their personal statements that they would like to be considered for a Schusterman Israel Studies Doctoral Fellowship. Individual departments who plan to accept these candidates for admission will discuss the candidates with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. An awards committee will then consider the application and award the Fellowships.

Doctoral candidates who are not awarded a Schusterman Fellowship may apply the following year for reconsideration.

For more information

Please contact the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies to receive additional information on the Schusterman Israel Studies Fellowship.

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