Funding Priorities


Program Foundation Support:

Naming the Directorship: $3 million endowment

Unrestricted Endowment: $500,000 minimum total

Unrestricted Expendable: $800,000 minimum total


Student Support:

Experiential Learning [study abroad, research and internships]: $1 million total endowment

Dissertation Completion Fellowship: $750,000 additional endowment

Graduate student support [fellowships, research support]: $500,000 total endowment


Faculty Support:

Professorships [Art, History, Yiddish/Germanic/Slavic]: $5 million for 2 new professorships

Visiting Professorship: $1.5 million endowment

Academic Workshops / Conferences: $600,000 total endowment

Research and Course Enhancement: $200,000 total endowment



Unrestricted Funds

Income from unrestricted endowments is used by the director of the Center to support a number of its activities, including:

  • Faculty and student travel for research, attendance at scholarly conferences and collaborative activities with scholars at other institutions.
  • Visiting scholars from Israel and European universities to offer courses and speak publicly.
  • Undergraduate student theses, travel and educational experiences.
  • Graduate support funds to recruit and retain advanced students who will be the great Jewish studies teachers and scholars of tomorrow.
  • Library resources, including books, journals and computer hardware and software that will support the teaching and research missions of the Center.
  • Lectures that bring to campus prominent scholars and other experts in Jewish studies and related fields.