Student Awards

FALL 2020

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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, or take Jewish Studies courses at institutions other than Rutgers. In accordance with travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research must be completed remotely or on a digital platform. Students can take courses at another university if they are taken online. 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. 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 provide financial support to full-time Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students to study at an accredited Israeli university (Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, University of Haifa, and the Technion). Documentation of acceptance from an accredited Israeli university is required at the time of application. Applicants need not be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Students must comply with all current Rutgers University policies concerning study abroad. During the Fall of 2020, awards will be provided solely for students taking courses online at accredited Israeli universities.
Application for 2020 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.