Student Awards

FALL 2020

Apply for study abroad or research funding.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED STARTING: October 1, 2020
DEADLINE: November 16, 2020
NOTIFICATION TO AWARD RECIPIENTS: By December 1, 2020

Jewish Studies Research Awards enable Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students to pursue Jewish Studies research in the United States or abroad, or take Jewish Studies courses at institutions other than Rutgers. To be eligible for an award, undergraduate applicants must have completed at least one course in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers; they need not be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Graduate students enrolled in MA or PhD programs who are conducting research on a topic in Jewish Studies may also apply. Prior to submitting an application, all applicants must have their plan for study or research pre-approved by Professor Michal Raucher, Undergraduate Director of the Department of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students who have a sustained record of achievement in Jewish Studies. Prior recipients of awards from the Department of Jewish Studies may reapply.

Note: Jewish Studies students who wish to study or do research in Israel may also apply for Study in Israel awards.
Application for 2020 Jewish Studies Research Award

Study in Israel Awards enable Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students to study in Israel at an accredited Israeli university. Documentation of acceptance from an accredited Israeli university is required at the time of application. Students need not be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply.
Application for 2020 Study in Israel Award


SPRING 2021

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED STARTING: February 1, 2021
DEADLINE: March 22, 2021
NOTIFICATION TO AWARD RECIPIENTS: By April 12, 2021

Jewish Studies Departmental Awards recognize achievements by Rutgers students in the field of Jewish Studies. To be eligible for an award, students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a declared major or minor in Jewish Studies. Graduate students at Rutgers enrolled in MA or PhD programs who are doing research on a topic in Jewish Studies are also eligible for consideration. Preference is given to students who have a sustained record of achievement in Jewish Studies. All awards are based on academic merit. Prior recipients may reapply.
Application for 2021 Jewish Studies Departmental Award

Jewish Studies Research Awards enable Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students to pursue Jewish Studies research in the United States or abroad, or take Jewish Studies courses at institutions other than Rutgers. To be eligible for an award, undergraduate applicants must have completed at least one course in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers; they need not be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Graduate students enrolled in MA or PhD programs who are conducting research on a topic in Jewish Studies may also apply. Prior to submitting an application, all applicants must have their plan for study or research pre-approved by Professor Michal Raucher, Undergraduate Director of the Rutgers Department of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students who have a sustained record of achievement in Jewish Studies. Prior recipients of awards from the Department of Jewish Studies may reapply.

Note: Jewish Studies students who wish to study or do research in Israel may also apply for Study in Israel awards.
Application for 2021 Jewish Studies Research Award

Study in Israel Awards enable Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students to study in Israel at an accredited Israeli university. Documentation of acceptance from an accredited Israeli university is required at the time of application. Students need not be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply.
Application for 2021 Study in Israel Award


Past Student Award Recipients

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Student Experiences

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