Graduate Fellowships


is FEBRUARY 1, 2024


The Samuel M. Melton Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies

The George M. & Renee K. Levine Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies                                           

Each fellowship provides a $22,557 stipend and a full fee remission for one academic year, plus health insurance coverage. To be eligible for a Jewish Studies Fellowship, you must first be accepted into an affiliated department with a graduate degree program at The Ohio State University, and the fellowship must be used for graduate research in a core area of Jewish Studies. For more information, contact a faculty member in the department of your choice. Current OSU graduate students are also eligible to apply. Contact the department for specific graduate admission requirements. For application and other important information go to the graduate admissions website of The Ohio State University.

Melton and Levine Graduate Fellowship Requirements

Candidates must agree to be in residence at The Ohio State University for the tenure of their fellowship and enrolled for a minimum of 3 hours for 2 consecutive semesters of the academic year (Autumn through Spring). We request that students, as part of the fellowship, volunteer to function as a resource person to the Jewish community in a way that is mutually beneficial to the student and the Melton Center.

A Complete Application Must Contain:

  • Completed Application Form
  • A letter of intent to the Director of the Melton Center. This letter should be accompanied by a statement of academic purpose that clearly describes your plan for graduate study and how it relates to the field of Jewish Studies.
  • A writing sample, which must be on a topic related to Jewish Studies.
  • For incoming graduate students, a copy of your full graduate school application, including transcripts and a copy of GRE scores (if applicable). It is the student’s responsibility to either submit or request that their department submit this application.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. You may use letters that were submitted with your graduate school application that focus specifically on your academic areas of interest in Jewish Studies. One of these letters should, if possible, be from a member of the Jewish Studies faculty in your prospective/current academic unit at OSU.
  • For students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at Ohio State: Provide 2 letters of recommendation from OSU faculty that focus specifically about your work as a graduate student.