Graduate Student Grants

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Guidelines  for Graduate Student Grants and Awards — 2015-2016

Thanks to  generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to  offer several different types of grants supporting graduate student research  and travel.

There are several types of grants available: Research and travel grants, Browning Holocaust studies research and travel grant, and summer stipends.


Research  and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: January 25, 2016

Brian Coussens received summer travel funding to participate in the dig at Huqoq.

Brian Coussens received summer travel funding in 2014 to participate in the dig at Huqoq.

With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports graduate student research and travel,  including travel to present papers at scholarly meetings.  This grant can be used to reimburse travel costs pertaining to research projects and/or costs for materials required for research, as well as to reimburse costs for travel, room, board, and registration costs at domestic or international conferences. Applicants must be graduate students working on a topic in Jewish Studies. Students applying for grants to present at a conference must already have a paper on a Jewish Studies topic accepted for delivery at an academic conference. Please note that for scholarly meetings, the maximum amount of support is $1,000 for a domestic conference and $2,000  for an international conference.
Application Form:  application.gradresearchtravel2014-15


Christopher Browning Holocaust Studies research  and travel grants (award amounts: up to $1,200)
Deadline: January 25, 2016

Caroline Nilsen will conduct research in Germany with the support of the Browning grant.

In 2015-2016, Caroline Nilsen will conduct research in Germany with the support of the Browning grant.

With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel related to the field of Holocaust studies. This grant can be used to reimburse travel costs pertaining to research projects and/or costs for materials required for research as well as to reimburse costs for travel, room, board, and registration costs at domestic or international conferences. Students applying for grants to present at a conference must already have a paper on a Holocaust Studies topic accepted for delivery at an academic conference. Please note that for scholarly meetings, the maximum amount of support is $1,000 for a domestic conference and $1,200 for an international conference. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students working in Holocaust Studies.
Application Form:  application.Browning Holocaustresearchtravel2014-15



Summer stipend
($5,000)
Deadline: January 25, 2016

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Sam Kessler studied in Israel in summer 2014, with a summer stipend.

The purpose of this stipend is to provide support to graduate students working  in Jewish Studies who normally do not have sources of support during the summer months.  The summer stipend is designed  to enable students to focus exclusively on their research and move forward more  quickly toward the completion of their degree. Applicants must  provide information on all funding for which they have applied, and all funding  that has been received, including teaching and research assistantships for every  semester they have been enrolled, inclusive of each summer since first  enrollment in their graduate program. The Director of Graduate Studies will  need to confirm this information in their nomination statements for each  nominated applicant.  This fellowship is  designed to support graduate students by providing three summer months of funding in which the student can focus exclusively on his/her own research, under the guidance of his/her faculty mentor. Only students who will be fully enrolled for both the spring semester and fall semester before/after the summer of the award are eligible to apply. In order for the student to be able to  devote her/himself exclusively to this summer research, it is expected that the  student will not be enrolled in any courses or hold any TA, RA or other service  position throughout the summer months. Students who have completed most or all of their coursework and preliminary exams and  who are ready to focus on their dissertation research will be most competitive  for this award. Please note that students  are not eligible to apply if  they currently have a 12-month fellowship or other funding covering the summer, including financial support from teaching online or summer courses.
Eligibility:  Applicants must be full-time Carolina graduate students for whom Jewish Studies represents a significant portion of their research interests.  All graduate students who receive grants from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies will be expected to complete a brief follow-up report within six weeks of completion of the grant.
Application Procedures: Only completed applications will be considered. All grant applications require a Carolina Center for Jewish Studies cover sheet or application form. Download and complete the appropriate form for the grant or grants for which you wish to apply, and email your completed application materials in a single PDF file to ccjs@unc.edu.
Application Form:  application.gradsummer2014-15