Belofsky Fellowships in Holocaust Studies


The University of Texas at Dallas welcomes applications from exceptionally well-qualified students for appointment as a Belofsky Graduate Fellow at The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities. The fellowship is open to students wishing to pursue doctoral degrees in the study of the Holocaust, modern Jewish culture, and/or comparative perspectives on the American and European Jewish experience. We welcome both American and international students.

The School of Arts & Humanities offers a Ph.D. in Humanities with concentrations in aesthetic studies, history of ideas, and studies in literature, emphasizing interdisciplinary study and research. The Holocaust Studies program spans a multi-faceted curriculum, and is enriched by the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Library Collection, the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, and the Rabin Professorship. Belofsky Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Dr. David Patterson or Dr. Nils Roemer.

Belofsky Fellows receive 12-month stipends of $20,000 along with complete remission of all UT Dallas tuition and fees annually for up to five years, subject to satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Fellows have no required teaching responsibilities or other work assignments.




Academic Year 2015-16

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Application Instructions:

Completed applications should include an approximately 650-word statement of purpose, a CV and a full current transcript. Applicants submit a scholarly 5 to 15 page writing sample on a topic related to the Holocaust and its consequences. Please include, or submit separately, three letters of recommendation from current or former college instructors able to judge your probable success in the doctoral program.

Please mail completed applications to:

Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, JO 31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-6742
Fax: 972-883-2101