Awards & Prizes

Mozel Charitable Trust Research Funds

Research funding is available through a one-time gift from the Mozel Charitable Trust. Students may use grants of up to $2000 to: participate in an archeological dig, study Hebrew or another Jewish language, further their thesis work, or undertake an independent research project.

To apply:

  1. Send a letter to the Jewish Studies Program via email (attention: Administrator) by the beginning of the third week of fall, winter, or spring term.
  2. Include a letter of support from a Dartmouth faculty member who is knowledgeable about your project.
  3. Include a detailed budget.

Receipt of this award does not preclude Summer Stipend support.

The Gary H. Plotnick ’62 Memorial Prize

This prize will be awarded for the best essay or research paper written by a student in any of the courses offered by the Jewish Studies Program during the academic year. The prize may also be awarded for a submission on a Jewish Studies theme that may have been written for a course other than one offered by the Jewish Studies Program. The selection of the prize winner and the amount of the award will be determined by the faculty associated with the program. If there are no qualified student papers in any year, the faculty may decide not to award the prize.

The deadline is the end of spring term.

Summer Stipends

The Jewish Studies Program offers summer financial support for students engaged in research on topics related to courses offered in the Jewish Studies Program. Grants range up to $1,000. Letters describing the nature of the research, plus a budget, are due each year by the third week in May and should be directed to:

Jewish Studies Program
201 Reed Hall
HB 6221

Students who receive funding will be asked to submit a report of their research after it is completed.