Deadline for Spring 2018 applications is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Note: There are several types of awards, each with its own application form. Scroll down for more information about each.
The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer a number of grants, awards, and scholarships to support UW–Madison students. Funding opportunities fall into three general categories, each with its own application procedure. Additional information about each award is below. Please note that only students currently enrolled at UW–Madison are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
A call for scholarship applications is typically announced early in the spring semester, with an application deadline in late March. The Mazursky fund has an additional call for applications in the early fall semester, with a deadline in mid-October. The Lipton Essay Award deadline is in mid-May.
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Educational Enrichment Awards
These awards are intended for students who wish to enroll in a recognized educational program outside of UW–Madison, such as a study abroad program or a course of intensive language study. Awardees will be required to submit proof of acceptance and/or enrollment in the program before receiving funds.
- Ida and Isaac Lipton Study Abroad Scholarship
This award will be given to support study abroad during the summer or the academic year.
- Ida and Isaac Lipton Scholarship for Domestic Study
This scholarship will be given to support undergraduate and graduate students applying to participate in educational opportunities within the United States but not available at UW–Madison, such as language courses or summer seminars.
- Weinstein-Minkoff Junior Year in Israel Scholarship
This award will be given to support undergraduate study in Israel during the junior year in a study abroad program at a recognized Israeli university. The award will be granted on the basis of merit.
Research and Travel Grants
Research and travel grants are intended to support specific travel and research projects relating to the field of Jewish Studies for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Robert and Lynn Berman Scholarship
The Robert and Lynn Berman Scholarship awards $1000 to an undergraduate or graduate student to support research-related travel, including travel to resources (e.g., archives, oral history interviews, etc.), other venues essential for carrying out work on an undergraduate or graduate thesis, or travel to professional conferences. Funds may also be used for research materials, but not books or related materials for courses.
- Charles and Gayle Mazursky Student Support Fund
Through the Charles and Gayle Mazursky Student Support Fund, the Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer a number of grants for research-related travel, including travel to resources (e.g., archives, oral history interviews, etc.), other venues essential for carrying out work on an undergraduate or graduate thesis, or travel to professional conferences. Funds may also be used for research materials, but not books or related materials for courses. Mazursky grants will typically amount to $500 for domestic travel and $800 for international travel, but more or less may be awarded at the discretion of the scholarships committee. Mazursky grant proposals will be reviewed biannually.
- David Sorkin Graduate Student Support Fund
The David Sorkin Scholarship provides a $1000 grant to support graduate student research in Modern Jewish history, with a preference for Modern European Jewish history. Funds may be used for any stage in the graduate student’s career (both pre-dissertation and dissertation stages), for purposes such as language courses, paleography courses, travel to archives and libraries, copying of materials, purchase of books, etc.
Scholarships and Awards
Several scholarships and awards have been established to recognize academic excellence in Jewish Studies.
- The Andy Bachman Support Fund for Jews and Social Justice
The Andy Bachman Support Fund for Jews and Social Justice is awarded to a student (with preference given to an undergraduate) pursuing any academic project, work, or research with a connection to the study of Jewish identity and its relationship to social justice issues.
- Robert and Beverly Natelson Family Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Robert and Beverly Natelson Family Award is a $3000 scholarship given to the best undergraduate or graduate student in the area of Jewish Studies. Criteria for selection will be a combination of merit and need.
- Ida and Isaac Lipton Major/Certificate Scholarship
This award goes to the best senior(s) with a major or certificate in Jewish Studies.
- Marjorie and Harry Tobias Undergraduate Major/Certificate Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate major or certificate student to support their continued pursuit of Jewish Studies at UW–Madison. (Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.)
- Ida and Issac Lipton Essay Scholarships (graduate and undergraduate)
The essay used for these awards should be a substantial paper (minimum of ten pages) on a Jewish studies topic. Undergraduate and graduate essays will be considered separately. Please note that the Lipton Essay Award has a different deadline from other scholarships.