Ph.D. Financial Aid & Funding

PhD Financial Aid & Funding

Departmental Fellowships & Funding

NYU & GSAS Fellowships & Funding

External Fellowships & Funding

 

PhD Fellowships

All students admitted to the PhD program are offered full fellowship support either through the GSAS Henry M. MacCracken Program or through departmental endowments. Doctoral students usually receive five years of stipend support. Candidates who transfer 24 credits or more of applicable graduate coursework toward the NYU degree receive four years of stipend support instead. Fully funded doctoral students receive full tuition and fee remission, a living stipend, and NYU health insurance for the four or five years of their fellowships. New students also receive a one-time $1,000 stipend in their first semester that may be used for start-up expenses.

The department welcomes applications from candidates who have outside fellowships. Enhanced support packages for students who enter with outside fellowships are designed on a case-by-case basis by the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and the Graduate School, depending on the terms of the external award.

Continuing graduate students are encouraged to seek external sources of funding. Outside funding enables advanced students to undertake research abroad or in other U.S. cities. The Graduate School of Arts and Science offers competitive awards for students to pursue pre-dissertation and dissertation research. A link to more information on GSAS competitive fellowships can be found below in the NYU and GSAS Funding section of this page.

 

Departmental Summer Funding

Eligible doctoral students in the Skirball Department also receive three summers of funding, normally following the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of study (or the 1st, 2nd, 3rd years for those who transfer in 24 credits or more). Please see the HJS Doctoral Student Handbook for more information on summer funding.

 

Departmental 5th/6th Year Top-up Grants

Eligible doctoral students in the Skirball Department have the opportunity to receive additional merit-based support in the year following their last semester of MacCracken Fellowship funding (normal the 6th year, or 5th year for those who transfer in 24 credits or more).  Please see the HJS Doctoral Handbook for more information.

 

Departmental Summer Funding

Eligible doctoral students in the Skirball Department also receive three summers of funding, normally following the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of study (or the 1st, 2nd, 3rd years for those who transfer in 24 credits or more). Please see the HJS Doctoral Student Handbook for more information on summer funding.
 

 

 

NYU and GSAS Competitive Funding

GSAS Awards http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.life.fellowships.html

GSAS Travel Grants http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.travelgrant

Center for the Humanities Graduate Fellowships http://nyuhumanities.org/faculty-graduate-student-fellowships/graduate-fellowships/

NYU Provost's Global Research Initiatives for study at an NYU Research Institute http://www.nyu.edu/research/provosts-global-research-initiatives/research-centers-faculty-graduate-students.html

NYU Summer Dissertation Writing Workshop Abroad http://www.nyu.edu/research/provosts-global-research-initiatives/summer-dissertation-writing-program.html

Center for Ancient Studies Ranieri International Scholars Fund Grants http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/page/travelgrants

Middle East Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships http://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/object/kc.flas

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships http://clacs.as.nyu.edu/object/clacs.grants.student.flas

Remarque Institute Fellowships http://remarque.as.nyu.edu/page/fellowships

 

External Funding

GSAS Resources for External Funding

GSAS listing of External Fellowships http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.financialaid.externalfellowships

GSAS OTS Digest listing of Funding Opportunities http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/ots_06032008_fundingop.html

Other External Funding and Post-doc listings

Academic Jobs Wiki, Disseration Fellowships http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Dissertation_Fellowships_2015-2016

Academic Jobs Wiki, Humanities Postdocs http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities_and_Social_Sciences_Postdocs_2014-15

Department Listing of External Funding Sources

Students are encouraged to research other possible fellowships not listed below, as funding opportunities frequently change. Some of these opportunities are smaller and/or field-specific.

National Science Foundation grants http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2

Wexner Foundation Graduate Fellowships http://www.wexnerfoundation.org/programs/wexner-graduate-fellowship/wexner-graduate-fellowship-and-davidson-scholars

Tikvah Scholars and Fellows Programs http://tikvahfund.org/

Israel Institute Doctoral Fellowships and Post-doc Fellowships http://www.israelinstitute.org/

American Council of Learned Societies http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354

Javitz Fellowship Program http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html

Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html **Note students must apply through the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Life

Fulbright Student Program (IIE) http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.acadlife.fulbright **Note students must apply through the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Life

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe/

Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) http://fellowships.ssrc.org/

Leo Baeck Institute Fellowships: http://www.lbi.org/about/fellowships/

Center for Jewish History Fellowships: http://fellowships.cjh.org/

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry http://www.brandeis.edu/bgi/researchandscholarship/graduate.html

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships http://www.aiar.org/

United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowships http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships  

American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Science http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/Fellowshipopportunities.html

American Philosophical Society grants: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants

Rosalie Katchen Travel Award, Brandeis http://www.brandeis.edu/hbi/grants/katchen.html

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture http://www.mfjc.org/mission.html

Archaeological Institute of America Fellowships http://www.archaeological.org/

Center for Historical Research at Ohio State University, Dissertation Fellowship http://chr.osu.edu/applications

Council for European Studies (CES) Fellowship Program http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards

The Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize http://www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/levinson.html

Gerald R. Ford Foundation Grants: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/hpgrants.asp

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Grants: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/grants/index.shtml

Harvard Academy Scholars Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/index.html

McNeal Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS) Dissertation Fellowship Program http://www.mceas.org/fellowships.html

Stanford Humanities Fellows postdoctoral fellowships http://mellonfellowship.stanford.edu/

Starr Center Fellowships at Washington College: http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu/fellows/index.php

Note: If any of the above links are outdated, or if you know of a grant or fellowship that would be appropriate to add to our list, please contact: gsas.hebrewjudaic@nyu.edu.