PhD Financial Aid & Funding
Departmental Fellowships & Funding
NYU & GSAS Fellowships & Funding
External Fellowships & Funding
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. Fully funded doctoral students receive full tuition and fee remission, a living stipend, and NYU health insurance for the 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.
Students who meet the following criteria may, upon application and departmental approval, be awarded a travel grant to offset costs related to presentations at academic conferences:
○ The student must be ABD (i.e. the dissertation defense is the only outstanding requirement).
○ The student must be presenting a paper at a conference or similar event.
○ The student must have applied previously for support from GSAS.
○ The student must have the permission of their adviser to present.
Students should fill out an application before the intended travel to be considered. Expenses submitted for reimbursement must adhere to NYU’s business expense reimbursement policies, including submission within a sixty-day window after the conclusion of travel. Students will be allowed a single one-time exception to the sixty-day submission policy by providing a reason for the late submission of documentation to the department. Requests with expenses that do not comply with NYU business expense reimbursement policies or those submitted past the 60-day window after obtaining the single exception will be rejected. More information on NYU’s business expense reimbursement policies may be found here:
Approved departmental travel grant applications will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the travel with proper documentation at 75% of the total expenses incurred per application, to not exceed a total of $2,000 for a student’s tenure with the department.
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.
NYU and GSAS Competitive Funding
GSAS Awards http://gsas.nyu.edu/financial-support/fellowships.html
GSAS Travel Grants http://gsas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/gsas/financial-support/fellowships/dean-student-travel-grant-program.html
Center for the Humanities Graduate Fellowships http://nyuhumanities.org/fellowships/graduate-fellowship/
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 https://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/travel-grants0.html
Middle East Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships http://as.nyu.edu/neareaststudies/ma-program/scholarships-and-funding/foreign-language-and-area-studies-flas-fellowships.html
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships http://as.nyu.edu/clacs/academics/graduate/scholarships-and-funding/foreign-language-and-area-studies-fellowships-flas.html
Remarque Institute Fellowships http://as.nyu.edu/remarque/fellowships.html
GSAS Resources for External Funding
GSAS Resources for External Fellowships http://gsas.nyu.edu/financial-support.html
Other External Funding and Post-doc listings
Academic Jobs Wiki, Disseration Fellowships http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Dissertation_Fellowships_2017-2018
Academic Jobs Wiki, Humanities Postdocs http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities_and_Social_Sciences_Postdocs_2017-18
University of Illinois' "Fellowship Finder" https://app.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/
Wasserman Center for Career Development Fellowship Resources https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/career-development-and-jobs.html
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 https://www.wexnerfoundation.org/programs/wexner-graduate-fellowship-br-davidson-scholars-program
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) https://gsas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/gsas/financial-support/fellowships/fullbright.html
**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://mfjc.org/doctoral/
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 https://www.historyoftechnology.org/about-us/awards-prizes-and-grants/the-levinson-prize/
Gerald R. Ford Foundation Grants: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/hpgrants.asp
Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Grants: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/grants
Harvard Academy Scholars Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships https://wcfia.harvard.edu/funding/student/graduate
McNeal Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS) Dissertation Fellowship Program http://www.mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml
Stanford Humanities Fellows postdoctoral fellowships http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon
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: email@example.com.