NEW: Student Excellence Awards in Jewish Studies
Offered for the first time in academic year 2023-24, the Center’s Student Excellence Awards in Jewish Studies will recognize Carolina graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, that are doing exemplary work in a subfield of Jewish studies and are active participants in the Center’s programming. (Including participation with the Grad Student Network, attending lectures, lunch seminars and Jewish Studies Seminars, teaching or serving as a TA for courses cross-listed with JWST, serving as Uhlman Fellows in Jewish Studies Public Humanities, conducting independent undergraduate research, participating in a related undergraduate Study Abroad program, etc.) Each award amount is up to $2,000. Nominations from affiliated faculty members are due January 22, 2024. Undergraduates may not self nominate and should instead contact an affiliated faculty member to discuss a possible nomination. (Details and nomination form.) The Center is offering four awards, named in honor of two former faculty directors and two retired faculty members:
- The Jonathan M. Hess Student Excellence Award in Jewish Studies
- The Ruth von Bernuth Student Excellence Award in Jewish Studies
- The Christopher Browning Student Excellence Award in Jewish Studies
- The Marcie Cohen Ferris Student Excellence Award in Jewish Studies
Guidelines for Undergraduate Student Grants and Awards 2023-2024
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 three types of grants available:
- UNC study abroad grants,
- Jewish language instruction grants, and
- research and travel grants [listed below] for independent/non-Study Abroad projects.
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.
NOTE for UNC study abroad participants: If you are participating a program through UNC Study Abroad, you must apply for our grant through Study Abroad.
Please make note that we have set up an email account for our grants program. The email account is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: February 26, 2024 at 5:00pm.
Jewish language instruction: undergraduates interested in a Jewish language that is not offered at Carolina may apply for grants to cover costs for other courses/workshops. Details and application can be found under the listing for grad students. Note: we cannot provide funding for courses offered at Carolina or for courses taken elsewhere but are available at Carolina.
UNC Study Abroad grants: (award amounts: $500-3,000)
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 only for UNC study abroad programs. Deadline for grant applications for summer study is typically early February. Applicants must be Carolina students working on a topic in Jewish Studies. Visit UNC Study Abroad for program information.
Application Form: Applications for grants for study abroad programs must be submitted to the UNC Study Abroad office.