UCLA Undergraduate Student Awards

Maurice Amado Research and Travel Grants

DESCRIPTION: short-term grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Sephardic Studies.
AMOUNT: $1,000 – $1,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: Fall and Winter cycle, 11/13/19 – Spring and Summer cycle, 4/13/20

Frey Scholarship for Civic Engagement Research or Language Study (Undergraduates)

DESCRIPTION: supports research projects (including archival research, oral history interviews, digital media projects and creative work), interships, or language study in any field of Jewish Studies, with priority given to projects with a connection to civic engagement and/or social ethics.
AMOUNT: up to $3000 (per summer or quarter)
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, FAFSA, contact info for faculty mentor (students must enroll in an SRP 99 for two units and pay related fees)
DEADLINE: 4/13/20

Zinn Memorial Scholarship for Holocaust Studies & Social Justice (Undergraduates)

DESCRIPTION: 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.
AMOUNT: up to $2500 (per summer or quarter)
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, FAFSA, contact info for faculty mentor (students must enroll in an SRP 99 for two units and pay related fees); preference given to Jewish Studies majors/minors and adjacent fields
DEADLINE: 4/13/20

Ted and Kathleen Buchalter Centennial Scholars Award for Jewish Understanding for UCLA Undergraduate Students

DESCRIPTION: summer grants to participate in programs and activities that help build understanding among Jewish and non-Jewish students, such as travel programs or research projects.
AMOUNT: $1,000 – $2,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: 4/13/20

Alan D. Leve Undergraduate Research & Travel Grant for Student Excellence

DESCRIPTION: short-term summer grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies at UCLA.
AMOUNT: $1,000 – $2,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: Fall and Winter cycle, 11/13/19 – Spring and Summer cycle, 4/13/20

UCLA Graduate Student Awards

Maurice Amado Research and Travel Grants

DESCRIPTION: short-term grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Sephardic Studies.
AMOUNT: $1,000 – $1,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: Fall and Winter cycle, 11/13/19 – Spring and Summer cycle, 4/13/20

Skirball Fellowship in Modern Jewish Culture

DESCRIPTION: year-long fellowship to support reserach in modern Jewish culture, including but not limited to anthropology, dance, film, history, language, literature, music, and theater. Successful candidate will be called upon to teach one continuing education course in his/her field at the Skirball Cultural Center.
AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2020-21 Academic Year
REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), description of 4 possible continuing education courses
DEADLINE: Awarded bi-annually, 2020-2021 cycle due 4/13/20

 

Stephen O. Lesser Chinese Travel Grant in Jewish Studies

Supports graduate students engaged in Jewish Studies to travel to China for 7-10 days to meet with students and faculty working at Nanjing University.

The UCLA Fritz, Jenny, and Gustav Berger Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

DESCRIPTION: The Fellowship is open to any UCLA graduate student engaged in Holocaust related research including, but not limited to:
• Comparative literary and cultural approaches to Holocaust memory and representation.
• The evolution of knowledge of, and disciplinary approaches to, the Holocaust.
• The near destruction and revival of Yiddish language, literature, and historiography.
• The “universalization” of the Holocaust and its relation to other instances of genocide.
• Understudied areas of research on the borders of the Holocaust.

AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2020-21 Academic Year
REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), transcript, statement of progress toward degree, two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), FAFSA
DEADLINE: Awarded bi-annually, 2021-2022 cycle applications due 4/12/21

Bluma Appel Research Travel Grant for Graduate Students

DESCRIPTION: short-term grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies.
AMOUNT: $500-$1,500
REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), transcript, statement of progress toward degree, two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), FAFSA
DEADLINE: 11/13/19

Roter Research Travel Grant for Graduate Students

DESCRIPTION: short-term summer travel grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies.
AMOUNT: $1,000-$2,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: 4/13/20

Alan D. Leve Graduate Research & Travel Grant for Student Excellence

DESCRIPTION: short-term grants to defray costs associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies at UCLA, including but not limited to graduate fellowships, travel stipends, and summer research project stipends.
AMOUNT: $1,000 – $2,500
REQUIREMENTS: project description (up to 500 words), full budget, contact info for 2 recommenders
DEADLINE: Fall and Winter cycle, 11/13/19 – Spring and Summer cycle, 4/13/20

Additional funding opportunities available at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies