Michael Robinson in JerusalemThe Program in Jewish Studies offers competitive fellowships for undergraduates who are currently enrolled at Rice. These fellowships are intended to assist students who are involved with Jewish Studies and who want to pursue a special project related to Jewish Studies in the U.S. or abroad. We also offer travel scholarships for students who want to study in Israel. Students who receive special funding from the Program in Jewish Studies are expected to write a report of their activities within 3 months of their return. See below for deadlines, links to application resources, and fellowship reports from past years.

Leah Topper with fruit

The Desirée & Max Blankfeld Fellowship for Jewish Studies

The Desirée and Max Blankfeld Fellowship for Jewish Studies was created out of the idea that it was of the utmost importance to

support a program that would emphasize the rich tradition of Jewish heritage, including its cultural, religious, and historical elements. Students who wish to pursue special projects or courses of study related to Jewish Studies are invited to apply for funding.

The Sosland Family Fellowship for Jewish Studies

The purpose of the Sosland Family Fellowship for Jewish Studies is to support Rice undergraduate students who study abroad or conduct research in connection with the Program in Jewish Studies. Students who wish to pursue a study abroad program related to Jewish Studies or a research project that involves travel are invited to apply for funding.

For more information, contact Joshua Furman.
Students must submit applications to jewishstudies@rice.edu by March 31st.


Click here to view student reports.

2020: Arija Forsyth, Danielle Kessler, Sophia Pereira, Sophie Reitich, Maddy Scannell

2019: Sofia Gereta, Rebecca Topper
2018: Daniel Cohen, Rose Kantorczyk, Nik Liebster, Sophia Pereira, Daniel Russell, Abigal Shulman, Katie Webber
2017: Chloe Wilson, Gary Dreyer, Isaac Schultz (fall semester)
2016: Minoti Kale, Michael Portal, Yosef Pressburger
2015: Sparrow Gates, Michael Robinson
2014: Marica Sharashenidze, Leah Topper
2013: Charles Danan, Kristian Edosomwan
2012: Jessi Litman, Farrah Madanay, Chansun Park
2011: Yan Digilov, Michelle Shapiro, Eli Spector