New Horizons in Jewish Studies Graduate Essay PrizeThe Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for the new annual New Horizons in Jewish Studies Graduate Essay Prize. Advanced graduate students and those with a Ph.D. awarded no earlier then 2016, from any university in the US, are eligible. In order to participate, submit an unpublished essay on any topic related to Jewish Studies. The winner will receive a $1,000 award and will be invited to present a public lecture on the topic of their essay at UC Irvine in the spring quarter of 2018, with a local respondent from the student’s field of studies. The program will cover travel expenses and hotel accommodation. Essays should be in English and 5,000-8,000 words long. Please submit your essay and a recent CV as a Word or PDF document to JewishStudies@uci.edu no later than January 1, 2018.
Call for Research and Travel GrantsThe UCI Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for research and conference travel grants for the 2017-2018 academic year. UCI graduate students and faculty working on any topic related to Jewish Studies, including Holocaust studies and modern Israel, are eligible. Preference will be given to graduate students and junior faculty. Applicants may request funding for either a research grant OR a conference travel grant.
Grants can be used for research and conference travel, including airfare, lodging, and ground transportation; conference registration and meals that are part of the conference program, research expenses such as archival and copying fees, and other research-related expenses. Funds cannot be used for summer stipends, per diem while traveling, or equipment purchases.
Maximum award: $2,000. Grant funds can be used towards research or conference travel between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
Click here to view the complete application guidline.