These scholarships are for UCLA students only.


Maurice Amado Research and Travel Grants

Undergraduate Awards: For short-term research and travel in the field of Sephardic Studies

Amount: $1,000 to $1,500

Graduate Student Awards: For short-term research and travel in the field of Sephardic Studies

Amount: $1,000 to $2,500

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

Supports: Innovative research that connects academic work/ creative endeavors in any field of Jewish Studies with the broader community, or language skill development.

Amount: up to $3,000 per summer or quarter

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

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

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.

Roter / Bluma Appel Research Travel Grant for Graduate Students

Supports graduate students by defraying costs associated with short-term research or study in the field of Jewish studies. The Roter research fund was established by UCLA Professor Emerita Ellen Dirksen in honor of her parents, Chaskel and Sara Roter. The Bluma Appel Research Innovation Fund was established by a generous gift from the estate of the well-known Toronto philanthropist.

Amount: $1000-$2,500

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

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.

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

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies