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TIJS Grants to Students for
Travel / Research / Language Study

Academic Year 2016-2017 and Summer 2017

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies offers grants to support students’ academic endeavors in Jewish Studies beyond regular coursework and classroom activities, including year-long, semester-long, or summer study abroad programs (primarily for undergraduates), off-campus language study (for training beyond what is offered at Emory), research (primarily for theses or dissertations), and travel to attend or present papers at scholarly conferences (primarily for graduate students).

Application Guidelines:

  • TIJS will accept grant applications twice every year: In the Fall for academic-year grants and in the Spring for Summer grants. Typically, academic-year support is reserved for graduate students who need assistance with travel and research, but applications from undergraduates will be considered under extraordinary circumstances. Summer grants are regularly awarded to both undergraduates and graduate students. This year’s application deadlines are:
  • 2016-2017 Academic-Year Grants: Monday, November 14, 2016
    2017 Summer Grants: Friday, March 17, 2017

  • TIJS grants will only be awarded to support academic endeavors related to the field of Jewish Studies (programs in Israel that have no link to Jewish Studies, for example, will not be supported). In general, grants will not be given to support internships unless a compelling case can be made that the internship will directly advance a Jewish Studies-related course of study. Applicants seeking support for an internship related to social ethics and community service should apply for a Boozer-Noether grant from the Center for Ethics.

  • Applications should include a letter outlining the proposed activity, a complete budget (using preciseestimates from available travel websites and pricing sources), and 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, and in most cases TIJS will not be able to fully fund a proposal. 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. If other funding is received by the applicant after a TIJS grant is made, the applicant is required to report this award to TIJS and, in some cases, the grant may be adjusted.

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • In general, academic-year grants will be limited to $750 and summer grants to $1000, although in extraordinary cases a larger grant may be awarded.

  • 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) or whose work in another department or program has a significant Jewish Studies focus will receive the highest priority for funding.

Successful applicants will be asked to submit a 300-word report on how they used the funds and how the funds helped advance their research or training.

Submit completed applications via email to Mary Jo Duncanson at mdunca2@emory.edu. You may also contact her for additional information and questions.


Previous Undergraduate Awardees

Summer 2016
summer 2016 undergraduate awards
DUS Catherine Dana, Pauline Wizig, Harrison Bleiberg, Garrett Price, Tyler Willrich

The summer break provides opportunities for many Emory students to undertake alternate academic activities to enrich their college experience, and TIJS offers grants to assist with the costs. This year, DUS Catherine Dana presented TIJS summer grants to four Emory undergraduates:

Harrison Bleiberg (C’17, Jewish Studies), Garrett Price (C’19, Anthropology), and Tyler Willrich (C’18, Anthropology) are participating in the ongoing archaeological dig at Tell Halif in southern Israel. Now in Phase IV, the site has been active since 1976 and, since 2007, has been directed by Emory Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology (and TIJS core faculty member) Oded Borowski. See the Tell Halif blog for updates on this summer’s dig.

Pauline Wizig (C’17, History), is visiting several US archives that hold collections from Jewish immigrants from Nazi Germany as part of the research for her honors project, “From Exclusion to Emigration: The Decision-Making Process for Emigration within German-Jewish Families, 1933-1939,” under the guidance of Astrid Eckert, associate professor in the Department of History and an affiliated faculty member of TIJS.


Summer 2015

Isabel Kornman
Onward Israel, Hillel International Internship Program; Jerusalem, Israel

Summer 2014

Xuejun Chen
Lahav Research Project; Tel Halif, Israel

Rachel Duboff
Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel; Atlanta, GA

Faith Huh
Lahav Research Project; Tel Halif, Israel

Jane Singer
Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative; Be’er Sheva, Israel

Abigail Weisberger
Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; Amherst, MA


Summer 2013

Ashley (Kayliph) Crump
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Zobida Dat
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Rachel Duboff
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Sahil Gilani
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Anna Goodwin
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Brianna Poovey
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Alivia Sahl
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Magenta Williams
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program


Summer 2012

Robert Cooper
Researching Marcel Prawy as a Chapter in Viennese-Jewish Musical Culture

Zobida Dat
Emory Israeli Studies Program, Tel Aviv

Aaron Leven
American Jewish World Service


Summer 2011

Jessica Ginsberg
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Joshua Goldman
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Preston Hogue
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Sarah Leiter
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Rachel Orbach
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Joelle Zegas
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program


Summer 2010

Jerry Kent
Language Program at Jerusalem Ulpan, Israel (Hebrew)

Molly Magruder
Biblical Language Center in Judean Hills, Israel (Hebrew)

Ariel Movsovitch
Hebrew University; Jerusalem, Israel (Arabic)

Michael Reddy-Miller
Yiddish Vokh Program; Warwick, NY (Yiddish)


Summer 2009

Mikhail Clebaner                                                                                      
Ulpan at Hebrew University; Jerusalem, Israel

Noah Fixelle
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Seth Genende
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Cecily Krumholz
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Eun Lee
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Andrea Marcadis
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Leah Molayem
European Sephardi Jewish Culture Study Abroad Program

Anneka Reid
Lahav Research Project; Tell Halif, Israel

Sam Schreiber
Photography Documentary; New York City

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