Undergraduate Research Award

Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Award

The University of Kentucky Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the annual Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards.  This award aims to foster undergraduate research and to prepare students for further study in the area of Jewish Studies. Recipients will register for an independent study (HJS 495) with a faculty advisor and conduct their research under the guidance of that advisor.  The research award will provide between $500-$1000 of funding, and students will receive 50% of the stipend at the beginning of the semester and 50% when they complete the independent study course.  Recipients will work closely with a faculty member on a research topic of their choice, present their findings in a public lecture, and submit a report to the Jewish Studies faculty. Student projects can address any aspect of Jewish Studies including but not limited to history, language, literature, rhetoric, religion, or culture. 

Who should apply?

  1. UK undergraduates working on a Jewish Studies research project who hope to further their research
  1. Undergraduates hoping to further their Jewish Studies research abroad

How to apply:

Students must submit: 

  1. a project proposal of no more than 750-1000 words that includes the nature of the project, plan of research,  detailed budget and justification, and project significance
  1. a letter of recommendation from the prospective advisor. 

Awards will be distributed on a rolling a basis. Students planning to use the grants for Spring 2014, should submit an application no later than Dec. 18 2013. Students who hope to use the award for Summer 2014, should apply no later than April, 15. 2015. 

Want to learn more? Have a question? Contact Dr. Fernheimer, Director of Jewish Studies, jfernheimer@uky.edu


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