CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
ETHEL M. HALPERN AWARD IN JEWISH STUDIES
for students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
funded by the Ethel M. Halpern Endowed Fund for Students.
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 28, 2018
FOR ACTIVITY: May 1, 2018-April 30, 2019
Undergraduate OR Graduate students are invited to apply for funding for any of the following:
- travel or living expenses associated with a study abroad experience involving Jewish studies;
- travel or living expenses associated with participation in a summer language program in Hebrew, Yiddish, or another language relevant to Jewish studies;
- travel or living expenses associated with participation in an unpaid internship program directly connected to Jewish studies;
- travel expenses related to other study or research in Jewish studies;
- purchase of books or other materials related to research in Jewish studies.
Halpern Awards may be held in conjunction with other University and external funding in cases where the project costs exceed $1000.
The following application materials must be received by 4 pm, Wednesday February 28, 2018
In a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a cover sheet with the following information: the student’s name, Peoplesoft number, preferred mailing address, telephone number, Pitt e-mail address, a title for their project, and a brief (2-3 sentence) description of the proposed activities
- a statement of purpose (2-3 double-spaced pages) explaining the proposed activities in greater detail and how the activities will further the student’s studies;
- a detailed budget of all anticipated expenses related to the proposed activities, including a list of other aid applied for and whether that aid has been granted or is pending, and a statement of the amount (up to $1000) requested from the Halpern Fund
- the student’s academic advisement transcript
· a letter of recommendation from a Pitt faculty member familiar with the student’s academic work and the proposed project should be e-mailed
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL THAT MUST BE SENT IN HARD COPY:
· official transcripts from any previous undergraduate institutions;
Any full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the Dietrich School who will be enrolled at Pitt in AY 2018-2019 is eligible. Preference will be given to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in at least one Jewish studies class (including Hebrew language) at the University of Pittsburgh.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director to discuss their ideas prior to applying. For any questions about the award, please contact: Adam Shear, Director, Jewish Studies, email@example.com