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TIJS provides awards and grants to undergraduate and graduate students to supplement academic offerings.

TIJS Grants to Students

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies offers grants to support students' academic endeavors in Jewish Studies beyond regular coursework and classroom activities including:

Study Abroad
Year-long, semester-long, or summer study abroad programs, primarily for undergraduates
Language Study
Off-campus language study for training beyond what is offered at Emory, in Hebrew, Yiddish or another Jewish language
Research & Travel
Research trips for theses and dissertation purposes, or travel to attend or present papers at scholarly conferences

Can I Apply?

TIJS will accept grant applications twice every year: in the fall for academic-year grants and in the spring for summer grants.

All Emory students are eligible to apply for support and must be enrolled during the period covered by the grant.

Students who are affiliated with TIJS, including undergraduate majors and minors, TIJS Fellows, and participants in the graduate certificate program, will receive the highest priority for funding, as well as those whose work in another department or program has a significant Jewish Studies focus.

The next application deadline is:

Application Guidelines

  • TIJS grants will be awarded to support only academic endeavors related to the field of Jewish Studies
  • Applications should include:
    • a letter outlining the proposed activity
    • a complete budget, using precise estimates from available travel websites and pricing sources
    • a letter of support from the student’s advisor that makes clear the connection between the student’s proposal and the field of Jewish Studies and notes the relevance of the grant support to the student’s academic trajectory
  • TIJS grants are meant to be supplemental to other sources of support. Therefore, all applications must contain as part of the budget a list of all other funding sources to which the applicant is applying or from which they have already received support.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Final Report

Successful applicants will be asked to submit a report on how they used the funds and how the funds helped advance their research or training, as well as any photos they wish to share from their experience.