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Judaic Studies


$1000 The Morris Altman Research fund was established by Nolan Altman, an alumnus of the Class of 1977, in memory of his father. The fund provides awards to students pursuing original research on issues and topics related to Jewish Studies.
Grants will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate:

  • the intellectual significance of the proposed project;
  • the quality or promise of quality of the applicant’s work;
  • the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project;
  • the feasibility of the proposed plan of work;
  • the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project (or the relevant portion) by the end of fall 2018.

“Jewish Studies” is broadly defined as any area of scholarly work that is related to Jewish life (past, present, or future), including but not limited to history, literature, arts, philosophy, music, politics, culture, and religion. Recipients must provide Dr. Francesconi, Director of the Judaic Studies Program, with a brief report summarizing how the grant was used by the end of December 2018. Recipients will also be expected to acknowledge the support received from the grant program in the final version of their projects, as well as in any ensuing publications.

If you are interested, please submit an application on paper to:

Dr. Federica Francesconi
Chair of the Committee for the Morris Altman Research Award
Judaic Studies Program c/o Department of History
SS 145

The deadline for 2017-18 applications is April 20, 2018.
Applicants will be notified by April 30.