Judaic Studies

The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown University. To that end, we offer undergraduate research awards for Brown students working in related fields. The funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including traveling to research sites, expenses related to presenting a paper at a conference, etc. Preference will be given to those who have taken courses in or who plan to work with an advisor in the Program in Judaic Studies

Undergraduate research awards are offered once a year at the beginning of the spring semester. They are advertised in Today@Brown and as a News item on this site. Awards are distributed after the submission of paid receipts.

Accepting applications through March 22, 2024. Dowload the application form here.  Complete the application form and submit it with your request.  

2024 Judaic Studies student reseearch award poster


Examples of recently funded interdisciplinary undergraduate research

  • Participation in the archaeological dig at the site of Megiddo, Israel
  • Participation in a Yiddish language program in Berlin, Germany
  • Participation in the Shalom Hartman Institute's Engage Fellowship for Student Leaders in Jerusalem (Archaeology and the Ancient World)
  • Summer research in Warsaw, Poland on a project entitled “How Poland Remembers: Connecting Polish Museums and Memorials of Anti-Jewish Violence to Far-right Policies” as part of an independent study (Political Science)
  • Architectural analysis of the Yeni Cami mosque in Thessalonkiki, Greece
  • Participation in the 30th season of excavation on the site of Tel Hazor in Northern Galilee, Israel (Judaic Studies)
  • Interviews of chefs who specialize in Jewish cuisine in Boston and New York City (Judaic Studies)
  • Research of religious power and authority in the Dati Leumi (Religious Zionist) community in Israel (Religious Studies)