Fuerstenberg Fellowship

Deadline: April 16, 2018

About the Award

The Edith Fuerstenberg, Naomi Fuerstenberg, and Simon Fuerstenberg Fellowships are awarded to University of Chicago students in all fields of study who also have pursued, are pursuing, or have expressed an intention to pursue Jewish theological seminary training. The fellowship may also be awarded to students with financial need. While students in all fields are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to those pursuing Jewish Studies, broadly defined. Three fellowships—of $12,500 each—will be made annually to defray research and living expenses during the award period (July 1-June 30).


  1. Must be pursuing a full-time degree at the University of Chicago in one of the graduate academic divisions (Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences), professional schools (Booth, Divinity School, Harris School, Law, Pritzker, Social Services Administration), or the College.
  2. Students of any citizenship may apply.
  3. Students who have previously received a Fuerstenberg Fellowship may re-apply in subsequent competitions but renewed funding is not guaranteed.

Application Process

By April 16, applicants must submit the following materials to Sara Mehta, Assistant Director of Fellowships in UChicagoGRAD, via e-mail (srmehta@uchicago.edu). Selection decisions will be announced by June 1.

  1. Fuerstenberg Fellowship Application and Financial Summary Form;
  2. One-page statement (500 words or less) that describes the applicant's research interests and how the Fuerstenberg Fellowship will assist in reaching academic goals;
  3. Official University of Chicago transcript listing courses and grades (Note: student can request that e-transcripts be sent to Sara Mehta at srmehta@uchicago.edu);
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's advisor (Note: recommenders can send letters to Sara Mehta at srmehta@uchicago.edu).