Julie A. and Peter M. Weil Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

Julie and Peter WeilUW-Madison offers a wealth of resources for the study of Jewish history. In the Department of History faculty member Tony Michels specializes in American and European Jewish history, respectively.  UW-Madison is also home to the George L. Mosse Program in History and to the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.

The Julie A. and Peter M. Weil Distinguished Graduate Fellowship is intended to attract and support outstanding Ph.D. candidates who wish to study American Jewish history.  It is made possible by the generosity of Julie A. Weil and Peter M. Weil. Students may also be considered for the Weil Fellowship who intend to study American environmental history, history of the American West, or U.S. racial, ethnic, or immigrant experiences that may shed comparative light on the American Jewish experience. The fellowship package, available only to incoming students, consists of five years of guaranteed support.

Peter M. Weil graduated from UW-Madison in 1970 with a major in History and received his JD from the UW Law School in 1974. He and his wife, Julie A. Weil, live in Los Angeles where he practices real estate law and is a founding member and managing partner of the UW Foundation’s Los Angeles Committee. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation.

Weil Fellows

  • Erin Faigin, 2017-present
  • Dylan Kaufman-Obstler, 2015-2021
  • Anthony Pietsch, 2011-2015
  • Olivia Grace Cummings, 2010-2013
  • Athan Biss, 2009-2018
  • Brittany Tevis, 2008-2016
  • Sarah E. Camacho, 2007-2014