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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students

For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, Minor, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce conference funding available to Jewish Studies major, certificate, minor, and Hebrew minor students. year. Note: We follow university guidelines on travel. Availability may change due to Covid-19 uncertainties during the year.

Funding of up to $500 is available to defray the costs associated with attending domestic conferences or extracurricular professional development programs related to Jewish Studies. Students are eligible for one conference funding award per academic year. The university requires that we post conference funding awards directly to a studentís Bursar account. Providing you donít have any outstanding charges on your Bursar account, itís their practice to forward any credit balance on the account directly to you (via check or direct deposit to your bank account, depending on how your account is set up). If you have any questions about how this award might affect your financial aid package (if any), please contact OSFA directly at http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/financial-aid/index.shtml ; visit/call their office (Student Central at 408 N. Union Street / 812.855.6500) ; or contact them via the Secure Contact Form: Student Central: Indiana University Bloomington. In order to promote a diversity of experiences, the Borns Jewish Studies Program supports one-time conference visits only. Students who wish to return to the same conference the following year should seek other resources.

In order to promote a diversity of experiences, the Borns Jewish Studies Program supports one-time conference visits only. Students who wish to return to the same conference the following year should seek other resources.

To Apply:

No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide: 1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to Sarah Ericson, Borns Jewish Studies Program (Global & International Studies Building 4005, 812-856-6012) or email to sericso@iu.edu.

Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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