The Maimonides Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies announces an annual Genocide Studies Prize for undergraduate and graduate research and/or creative work related to the understanding of genocide as defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260. Relevant projects may come from any College, School, or Division of UCR and may consider genocide from the point of view of any discipline studied in the academy. Pending relevant and acceptable submissions as determined by the prize committee, an undergraduate and a graduate prize of $500 each will be awarded annually.
The Maimonides Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at UCR announces the availability of research funds for the study of Jewry and Innovation. UCR undergraduate and graduate students may submit applications for funding of up to $3000. Relevant research projects may come from any College, School, or Division of UCR and may include innovation in the realm of any discipline studied in the academy. Research areas might include (but are not limited to) technological, scientific, medical, agricultural, economic, political, pedagogic, social, or cultural innovation. Students who intend to research at Jewish institutions (including but not limited to: museums; philanthropic organizations; community centers; synagogues; scientific organizations; hospitals and medical centers; research centers; government organizations; businesses and corporations; schools and universities) are particularly welcome. Awardees will be required to write a summary report of their research.
Study abroad and internships can be supplemented by this grant.
Please send a cover letter describing the applicant’s academic expertise and the specific plan of research, including a budget for the request. Applications may be made for future research or for research already completed in the current academic year. Decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. Submit documents to Prof. Michael Alexander of the Religious Studies Department.