Louis Schwartz and Elaine Friedman Schwartz Memorial Fund

Application Deadline

November 6, 2020

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Research awards will be administered according to the following guidelines:

  1. The project must represent original research or scholarship. 
  2. Grants will be made only for research that is conducted after the proposal has been approved. 
  3. Students awarded these grants are expected to document their research in the form of a progress report of not more than 500 words, which must be approved and signed by the project recommender.
  4. Types of expenses to which the funds may be applied include travel to libraries, museums, archives, and research sites; research equipment and supplies, including books, films, and photocopying. All original receipts must be submitted within thirty days of return from travel. 
  5. All independent research projects must have a faculty advisor, and should be part of an academic course of study at Penn.

Application Procedure

  1. Prepare your proposal in consultation with a prospective faculty advisor. Your proposal should take the following form:
    1. Completed Research Award Application Form
    2. Short Abstract (Detail the nature and aims of the project, and its significance for the applicant's program of study; no more than two pages) 
    3. Academic Transcript (unofficial transcript is suitable) 
    4. CV (no more than two pages) 
    5. Itemized budget for all costs and expenses, indicating any other sources of support
  2. Request a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. These letters should be sent directly to the Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu
  3. Proposals, letters of recommendation, and applications must be submitted electronically to: 
jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu by Friday, November 6, 2020. This deadline is firm; no applications will be received after this date. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee designated by the Director of the Jewish Studies Program (JSP). Students whose projects are approved may want to register for the Senior Research Seminar (JWST 390) in the following semester.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020. 

Requirements

Submit an application electronically to the Jewish Studies Program at: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu  

  • Application Form
  • Short Abstract (Detail the nature and aims of the project, and its significance for the applicant's program of study; no more than two pages) 
  • Academic Transcript (unofficial transcript is suitable) 
  • CV (no more than two pages) 
  • Itemized budget for all costs and expenses, indicating any other sources of support
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
Research Eligibility: 

Undergraduate School

College Engineering LPS Nursing Wharton

Research Offering Source

Penn

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu