Interreligious Chaplaincy Program Jewish Studies Fellowship

The Interreligious Chaplaincy Program at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to offer a merit-based fellowship for chaplaincy students affiliated with the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS). This fellowship offers partial funding for courses in the Interreligious Chaplaincy certificate program.

Deadline: All application and financial aid materials must be submitted by the following dates:

For fall admission: July 15
For spring admission: December 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be admitted to the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program and demonstrate an existing connection to the Jewish community and practice. This can be accomplished by providing a letter of reference from a Jewish community leader or professional and a personal statement from the applicant describing their work and participation in Jewish communal life.

Application: To apply for the fellowship, applicants must submit two essays in response to the questions below. Essays should be maximum of 1000 words each. 

  1. What aspects of your previous work, study, or life experience have drawn you to the field of chaplaincy, with an emphasis on Jewish spiritual care?
  2. How do you intend to serve the Jewish community, and other communities, with the skills gained in this program?

For more information, contact Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program, at

The GTU would like to thank Taube Philanthropies for its generous support of the ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship.

ICP Jewish Fellowship Application

ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship Application

The ICP offers a limited number of partial or full fellowships as part of admitted students’ complete financial aid package. All applicants for the ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship are encouraged complete a FAFSA in tandem with their Fellowship Application.