The Ostad Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Duke Students

The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is delighted to announce the establishment of The Ostad Fellows in Jewish Studies, made possible by a generous gift from Michael and Alana Ostad, P’92.

Ostad Fellowships will be awarded for undergraduate research in Jewish Studies; and preference will be given to proposals that focus on Jewish-Muslim relations and/ or women in Sephardic Judaism.  Other proposals in Jewish Studies will be considered depending on available funds.

Students will be required to submit:

  • a one-page proposal of their project
  • an estimated budget
  • a letter of recommendation from the faculty member overseeing the project

Faculty nominations are also welcome.

All materials should be sent directly to serena.elliott@duke.edu with the subject line “Ostad Fellowship.”

Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2021; however, due to the ongoing pandemic, we cannot guarantee that funding will be available in fall.  Successful applicants may be asked to postpone their proposed research until spring 2021, if necessary.