Leve Center Spring 2023 Scholarship Applications

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites UCLA students to submit an application for research, language study, and conference support. Leve Center grants (up to $2,500) can be used for research, conference travel, necessary equipment, and conference registration for students associated with research or study in the field of Jewish Studies including Jewish history, Holocaust studies, archaeology, Sephardic studies, Moroccan Jewish studies, and more.

Leve Center scholarship applications will now be processed through UCLA’s scholarship system. This means that  you will have to register and create your profile, which can be used to apply to current and future opportunities. For questions, please contact levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu

Fall applications deadline: 4/20/2023

REQUIREMENTS:
– submit online application by due date (4/20/2023)
– description of research, conference, or project (up to 500 words)
– general budget
– names and contact info for 2 recommenders (UCLA Professors)
– disclosure about other sources of support
– home department contact info

NEW APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. The Leve Center has adopted UCLA’s scholarship portal to manage its grants and scholarships so that it aligns with the university’s scholarship application process.
  2. Please note that the initial process of creating a profile (general application) is lengthy. Please set aside 30-60 minutes to complete it. Having said that, answers can be brief in the general application as the selection committee will only be looking at information provided in the specific applications.
  3. By creating this profile, you will be able to see all Leve Center scholarships and other opportunities across campus at ucla.academicworks.com
  4. Please feel free to contact the Leve Center if you have any questions about the process: levecenter@humnet.ucla.edu

UCLA Graduate Students

Perlmutter Family Scholarships for Jewish History, Holocaust Studies, and Archaeology (Graduate)

Maurice Amado Research Grant in Sephardic Studies (Graduate)

Sara and Chaskel Roter Research Grant (Graduate)

Alan D. Leve Endowment for Student Excellence (Graduate)

Bi-annual Yearlong Fellowships

The UCLA Fritz, Jenny, and Gustav Berger Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

DESCRIPTION: The Fellowship is open to any UCLA graduate student engaged in Holocaust related research including, but not limited to:
• Comparative literary and cultural approaches to Holocaust memory and representation.
• The evolution of knowledge of, and disciplinary approaches to, the Holocaust.
• The near destruction and revival of Yiddish language, literature, and historiography.
• The “universalization” of the Holocaust and its relation to other instances of genocide.
• Understudied areas of research on the borders of the Holocaust.

AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2020-21 Academic Year
REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), transcript, statement of progress toward degree, two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), FAFSA
DEADLINE: April 20, 2023 for 2023-2024 academic year.

Skirball Fellowship in Modern Jewish Culture

DESCRIPTION: year-long fellowship to support research in modern Jewish culture, including but not limited to anthropology, dance, film, history, language, literature, music, and theater. Successful candidate will be called upon to teach one continuing education course in his/her/their field at the Skirball Cultural Center.
AMOUNT: stipend of $20,000 plus resident tuition and fees for the 2020-21 Academic Year
REQUIREMENTS: description of research (up to 500 words), two letters of recommendation (one from department or dissertation advisor), description of 4 possible continuing education courses
DEADLINE: Awarded bi-annually, 2023-2024 applications will be due April 2023

UCLA Undergraduate Students

Dr. Sigmund and Hermine Frey Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate)

Maurice Amado Research Grant in Sephardic Studies (Undergraduate)

Ted & Kathleen Buchalter Centennial Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate)

The Sarah & Eugene Zinn Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship for Holocaust Studies and Social Justice (Undergraduate)

Alan D. Leve Research and Travel Grants for Student Excellence (Undergraduate)

Additional funding opportunities available at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies