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Research and Travel Grants for Graduate Students for 2011-12, The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, Deadline February 11

Research and Travel Grants for Graduate Students for 2011-12

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce its second annual competition for graduate research and travel grants in Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: University of Chicago Ph.D. students in all Divisions and Schools are eligible to apply.

Scope: The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies awards grants to students to support their work in any area of Jewish Studies.  Eligible expenses include (1) research travel and materials, (2) advanced foreign language study (beyond the level offered at the University), and (3) conference travel and fees. Because funds are currently limited, priority will be given to proposals in the order listed.  Students may combine their awards with funding from other sources.

Application: Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, February 11, 2011 to Christina Heisser (Tel: 773-702-7108), Walker 109, 1115 E. 58th St. Chicago, IL 60637. Applicants should submit both paper and electronic copies of the application. Paper copies may be mailed or dropped off; electronic copies should be e-mailed as Word attachments to cheisser@uchicago.edu.

The application materials include:

1. CCJS Cover Sheet (see attached)

2. Project proposal (no longer than two pages)

3. Rough Budget covering the entire trip, including the total amount being requested

4. Current CV

5. E-mail from the student’s departmental Chair of Graduate Studies stating that the student is in good standing

Award: Grants will be awarded by March 18, 2010. The number of awards and the amount of each award will be based on the needs of the strongest applicants. Grant funds should be used by December 10, 2011.

Post-award report: All awardees must submit a one-page report by January 7, 2012.  The report will (1) detail the use of funds, (2) describe research progress during the grant period, and (3) explain the impact of the grant funds on that research.

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