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Student Funding

Funding Opportunities

Stanley Frankel Summer Fellowship for Research and Study

The annual fellowship, whose value is $5,000, is open to B.A., and Ph.D students at the University of Michigan who wish to pursue work in Jewish studies during the summer in Europe, Israel, or Latin America. The fellowship may be used for research in archives and libraries, advanced language training, archaeological excavations, scholarly workshops, or social welfare and communal reconstruction projects in countries recovering from authoritarian rule.

  • Deadline - February 9

Weingast Family Fund for Study in Israel

Funding in the amount of $1,000 per award is available for students at the University of Michigan who wish to study abroad in Israel. Funding can be used to support UM and non-UM study abroad programs, including programs in liberal arts, sciences, economics, business, politics, etc.  There are no restrictions on course selection while in Israel, however, preference will be given to undergraduates in the School of LS&A with need.  Award decisions will be made two times per year, although there is no guarantee that awards will be made during each period.

Undergraduate Funding

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies offers funding for undergraduate students to pursue activities for academic credit or LSA internships.  Funding is also available for undergraduates pursuing research towards an academic project or language study. Varying amounts of funding will be awarded, based on proposed budgets, to cover related costs such as airfare, lodging, ground transportation, program fees, etc.

Apply For Funding:

Funding is available for students who have declared a degree in Judaic Studies, have taken at least three Judaic Studies classes. Weingast Funding is available to UM students who are receiving any grant or loan funds through the office of financial aid.

Application GuidelinesApplication, Budget Spreadsheet

Summer Funding Requests: Due February 9

Academic Year Funding Request: Rolling Deadline-applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Awards and Fellowship

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

Each May the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies honors a graduate by presenting them with the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. This award is presented at the annual graduation reception. Nominations from Judaic Studies faculty are solicited each winter.

  • Nomination Deadline - March

Outstanding Yiddish Student Award

Each year the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies presents the Outsanding Yiddish Student Award to a student enrolled in first or second year Yiddish whose classwork and commitment to Yiddish stands out.  Eligible students must be enrolled in Yiddish in both the fall and winter terms.

This $500 award is presented at the Judaic Studies spring graduation reception. Nominations are solicited from the Yiddish instructor and other relevant Judaic Studies faculty.

  • Nomination Deadline - March

Yiddish Fellowship

All students enrolled in third semester Yiddish will receive a $250 fellowship from the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.  The fellowship will be processed to the student's account in December.