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Graduate Funding Opportunities

Research or Online Conference Funding during COVID-19

Until COVID-related university travel restrictions are lifted, the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to offer funding on a competitive basis to help graduate students who specialize in Jewish Studies with small research expenditures (generally up to $500). Such expenditures might include: the cost of digitizing archival materials, attending an online meeting with a registration fee, or purchasing a particular book or media required for home use. Conference funding will also continue to be available to cover the registration fees for attending virtual conferences where the graduate student will be presenting.

To apply:

Each application should include a cover letter indicating the significance of the conference to your course of study, a letter of reference, and a budget. Conference funding applications should include a letter of acceptance to the conference or conference program and dates of conference. If you have applied for other funding for the same purpose, please include details.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the online event or conference.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global and International Studies Building 4E, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105;

Priority will be given to Jewish Studies M.A. and doctoral minors.

Jewish Studies student conference funding is made available through The Gurin Family Fund.