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Frey Scholarship for Civic Engagement Research
Supports: Innovative research that connects academic work/ creative endeavors in any field of Jewish Studies with the broader community.
Amount: Up to $3,000 per summer or quarter
2011 Winners: Stacey Miller and Sarah Hadburg. Stacey went to Israel over the summer to work with the Cotsen Institute of Archeology field school in Old Jaffa. Sarah worked with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to create an on-line catalog of American Jewish environmental organizations and investigated how they connect their work with Judaism
Zinn Memorial Scholarship for Holocaust Studies & Social Justice
Supports: Programs of study, internships or research projects that apply the knowledge of the Jewish experience, and especially the lessons of the Holocaust, to contemporary society and social justice issues. This support is made possible by a gift to the UCLA College of Letters and Science by siblings Harry Zinn and Helene Zinn, and their friends and family, in memory of their parents, Sarah & Eugene Zinn.
Amount: Up to $2,500 per summer or quarter
2011 Winners: Alison Karol was selected for her efforts to document the life of Holocaust survivor Toby Tambor. Awards also went to Deborah Shamsian who founded a service club that brings art and music to residents of nursing homes and underprivileged youth; and to Adina Wolkenfeld who is working to bring awareness of domestic violence in the Jewish community.
Skirball Fellowship in Modern Jewish Culture
Supports: Full year of graduate study. The successful candidate will be called upon to teach one continuing education course in her/his field of research at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Amount: $17,500 stipend for the 2011-12 academic year
2011-12 Winners: Sara (Simchi) Cohen [Comparative Literature] has been awarded the fellowship to support her dissertation, which concerns the notion of the zombie or “living dead” as it is figured in both Yiddish literature and American Jewish literature and popular culture.
Roter Research Travel Grants
Supports: Short-term research or study in the field of Jewish studies. The fellowships were endowed by Professor Emerita Ellen Dirksen in honor of her parents.
Amount: Up to $2,000 for the summer of 2011
2011 Winners: Lisa Mendelman [English], Jason Lustig [History], Yehuda Sharim [World Arts and Cultures], Alexandra Shilling [World Arts and Cultures], and Kathleen Wiens [Ethnomusicology