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Guidelines for Undergraduate Student Grants and Awards 2022-2023
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] 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 Huqoq and UNC study abroad participants: If you are going on the dig or other program through UNC Study Abroad, you must apply for our grant through Study Abroad. If you are returning for a second dig season without earning credit, or otherwise going on the dig but not through UNC Study Abroad, then use the “research and travel” grant application provided below and submit this application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make note that we have set up an email account for our grants program. The email account is: email@example.com.
Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: February 20, 2023 at 5:00pm.
All non-Study Abroad 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. 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.
For the Center’s research and travel grants, only completed applications will be considered. Again, Huqoq students that are not participating through UNC Study Abroad should use this application form. Your application “research” description should highlight your Huqoq plans.
Applications for Research and Travel Grants must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes February 20, 5:00pm. Questions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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 $3,000. 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. Note: for 2021, travel is not required.
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.
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.
Elsie Kaplan “Mother” Shapiro ZBT Undergraduate Student Research and Travel Grant. Award amount varies. For Carolina Undergraduates only. For undergrad student research and travel, for any subfield of Jewish studies.
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 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. [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, including the Huqoq dig.
Application Form: Applications for grants for study abroad programs must be submitted to the UNC Study Abroad office.