Grant Procedures


Guidelines for Undergraduate Student Grants and Awards 2019-2020

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

There are two types of grants available:

  • UNC study abroad grants, and
  • several research and travel grants [listed below].

 

NOTE for Huqoq participants: If you are going on the dig through UNC Study Abroad, you must apply for our grant through Study Abroad. [The link is below.] If you are returning for a second season without earning credit, or otherwise going on the dig but not through UNC Study Abroad, then use the “research and travel” grant application. [Details/application below.] Email us if you have questions. The new email account is: grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu.

 

NEW for Spring 2020: All research and travel grants will require a single application. By submitting this one application, the faculty review committee will consider your materials for all appropriate research and travel grants. These grants include: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate research and travel grants, Christopher Browning Holocaust studies research and travel grant, the Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish history / Jewish gender studies research and travel grant, the Frances Carol Eizenstat student travel grant, and the Philip L. and the Melinda R. Kirstein research and travel grant.

 

NEW for Spring 2020: Please make note that we have set up a new email account for our grants program. Be sure to submit your applications to this new account, otherwise the faculty review committee will not receive your materials. The new email account is: grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu.

 

Eligibility: Applicants must  be full-time Carolina undergraduate students. All 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:
For the Center’s research and travel grants: Only completed applications will be considered. Download and complete the application form and email your completed application materials in a single PDF file to grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu.
For study abroad grants, visit UNC Study Abroad site for program offerings and grant applications.

For further information, please email grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu or call 962-1509.


Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.

All five* of our research and travel grants now require the same application form and supporting documents. With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate student research and/or travel, including travel to present papers at scholarly meetings or to participate on the Huqoq dig IF the student is not participating through UNC Study Abroad. These grants can be used to reimburse travel costs pertaining to research or academic 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 Carolina 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. Please review the attached for for additional requirements and details regarding the various research and travel grants. Again, Huqoq students that are not participating through UNC Study Abroad should use this application form and send it to the Center. Your application “research” description should highlight your Huqoq plans.

Application Form:  Undergraduate Research and Travel Spring 2020

*The Center’s research and travel grants using the same application include:
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Research and Travel grants. Award amount: $500-3,000. For undergrad and grad student research and travel, for any subfield of Jewish studies.
Christopher Browning Holocaust Studies Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,000. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel related to the field of Holocaust studies.
Frances Carol Eizenstat Student Travel grant. Award amount: up to $1,300. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student travel to sites in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and around the world that are significant for understanding modern Jewish history.
Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish History / Jewish Gender Studies Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,000. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel in the fields of Jewish history and/or Jewish gender studies.
And, NEW in 2020: Philip L. and Melinda R. Kirstein Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,500. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel in Jewish Studies with a preference for work on the Jewish experience in the American South.


 

 


hannah2.web_UNC Study Abroad grants: (award amounts:  $500-3,000)
Deadline:  February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm
With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate student study abroad travel that relates to the field of Jewish Studies. These grants can be used to reimburse costs for UNC study abroad programs. Students participating in the Huqoq dig through UNC Study Abroad should use the Study Abroad application and submit it to UNC Study Abroad. Applicants must be Carolina students working on a topic in Jewish Studies. Visit UNC Study Abroad for program information, including the Huqoq dig.

 

Application Form:  Applications for grants for study abroad programs must be submitted to the UNC Study Abroad office.