Leve Center Spring/Summer 2022 Scholarship Applications

For more questions or more detailed information about any awards, please email levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu

UCLA Graduate Applications

Leve Center Graduate Research & Travel Grants

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites UCLA graduate students to submit an application for research, language study, and conference support. If you are applying for travel funds, please review any travel restrictions that may be in place due to COVID 19. Awards will be made from one of our Graduate Student Support funds (i.e., Maurice Amado, Roter, Leve, Zinn, Perlmutter).

Graduate student grants (up to $2,500) can be used for research, conference travel, necessary equipment, and conference registration for graduate students associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies including Jewish history, Holocaust studies, archaeology, Sephardic studies, Moroccan Jewish studies, and more.

AMOUNT: up to $2,500 (Funds must be used by 9/16/2022)

REQUIREMENTS:
– submit online application by due date (4/13/22)
– description of research, conference, or project (up to 500 words)
– general budget
– names and contact info for 2 recommenders (UCLA Professors)
– disclosure about other sources of support
– home department contact info

DEADLINE: April 13, 2022

UCLA Fritz, Jenny and Gustav Berger Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

The UCLA Leve Center invites UCLA doctoral students engaged in Holocaust-related research including, but not limited to:

– Comparative literary and cultural approaches to Holocaust memory and representation.
– The evolution of knowledge of, and disciplinary approaches to, the Holocaust.
– The near destruction and revival of Yiddish language, literature, and historiography.
– The “universalization” of the Holocaust and its relation to other instances of genocide.
– Understudied areas of research on the borders of the Holocaust.

FELLOWSHIP AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2022-23 Academic Year

REQUIREMENTS:
– submit online application by due date (4/13/22)
– description of research (up to 500 words)
– transcript (email to Leve Center)
– 2 letters of recommendation, one from department or dissertation advisor (email to Leve Center)
– disclosure about other streams of support
– home department contact info
– FAFSA (email to Leve Center)

DEADLINE: Awarded bi-annually, 2022-2023 cycle applications due 4/13/22

Skirball Fellowship in Modern Jewish Culture

DESCRIPTION: year-long fellowship to support research in modern Jewish culture, including but not limited to anthropology, dance, film, history, language, literature, music, and theater. Successful candidate will be called upon to teach one continuing education course in his/her/their field at the Skirball Cultural Center.

AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2022-23 Academic Year

REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), description of 4 possible continuing education courses.

DEADLINE: Awarded bi-annually, 2022-2023 cycle due 4/13/22

UCLA Undergraduate Applications

Leve Center Undergraduate Research & Project Grants

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites UCLA undergraduate students to submit an application for support of research projects, transforming a written paper into a digital project, blog, or art project; expanding a short paper into a longer, research paper, and developing a proposal for a senior honors thesis in the following areas:

– apply the knowledge of the Jewish experience, and especially the lessons of the Holocaust, to contemporary society and social justice issues
– Sephardic studies
– Jewish studies
– civic engagement in any field of Jewish studies
– language study
– immersive travel programs such as the Olive Tree Initiative, Yiddishkayt’s Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship, and/or research projects connected with Jewish Studies courses.

Awards will be made from one of our Undergraduate Student Support funds (i.e., Amado, Leve, Frey, Zinn)

AMOUNT: up to $2,500. Funds will be disbursed in May. Please check with Financial Aid to confirm that receipt of these funds will not affect your aid for the 2021-22 AY. Funds must be used by 6/30/2022.

REQUIREMENTS:
– submit online application by due date (4/13/22)
– description of research or project (up to 500 words)
– general budget
– names and contact info for 2 recommenders (UCLA Professors)
– disclosure about other streams of support
– home department contact info
– copy of FAFSA (email to levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu by 4/13/22)

DEADLINE: April 13, 2022

Robert and Maxine Halem Jewish Studies Scholarship (For UCLA Undergraduates)

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites UCLA undergraduate students to submit an application for the Robert and Maxine Halem Jewish Studies Scholarship. Scholarship open to a first generation student with an interest in Jewish Studies. Student must be non-graduating status.

AMOUNT: up to $10,000. Funds will be disbursed in 2022-2023 AY. Please check with Financial Aid to confirm that receipt of these funds will not affect your aid for the 2022-23 AY. Funds will be disbursed in 3 equal payments during the 2022-2023 academic year.

REQUIREMENTS:
– must be enrolled in at least 1 Jewish studies course in the 2022-2023 academic year
– short essay on how Jewish studies has changed your world view or impacted your life
– submit online application by due date (4/13/2022)
– names and contact info for 2 recommenders (UCLA Professors)
– disclosure about other sources of support
– copy of FAFSA (email to levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu by 4/13/2022)
– graduating seniors are not eligible

DEADLINE: April 13, 2022

For more detailed information about each award, please email levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu

DEADLINE: April 13, 2022

Additional funding opportunities available at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies