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Research in Jewish Studies Awards are available to students (both undergraduate and graduate) who plan to conduct research related to the field of Jewish Studies in fulfillment of an honors project, senior thesis, capstone project, summer research project, graduate thesis, doctoral dissertation, etc.

Note: Students who wish to enroll at a university abroad as part of their plans should apply for Study in Israel/Abroad award.

2023-2024 Research in Jewish Studies Award Application

Study in Israel/Abroad Awards provide financial support to full-time Rutgers students (both undergraduate and graduate) to study at any of the six accredited Israeli universities: Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, University of Haifa, and the Technion, or to enroll in a program of Jewish Studies at universities in other countries. Awards will only fund programs that are open to all students. Proof of acceptance to the program is required at time of application.

2023-2024 Study in Israel/Abroad Award Application

Excellence in Jewish Studies Awards recognize achievements by Rutgers students in the field of Jewish Studies. To be eligible for an award, students must have taken at least two courses in Jewish Studies. Selection is based upon a sustained record of achievement in Jewish Studies. Prior recipients may reapply.

Graduate students at Rutgers enrolled in M.A. or Ph.D. programs with a Jewish Studies focus are also eligible for consideration.

2023-2024 Excellence in Jewish Studies Awards Application


Past Student Award Recipients

2019 Awards GroupPhoto Gallery

Student Experiences

Read these students' accounts of their experiences studying abroad supported by awards from the Department of Jewish Studies and the Bildner Center.