Grants and Awards for programs, research, travel, and writing

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Student Conference, Travel and Research Grants

Each year the Melton Center allocates up to $600 of total support for which students may apply in the following areas:

  • Travel to an academic conference in which the student delivers a paper on a topic related to Jewish Studies; up to $300 is available for travel to a Jewish Studies conference in which a student does not read a paper.
  • Travel or research that is clearly related to a major project in Jewish Studies that forms part of the student's academic program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment as a graduate student at Ohio State and continued enrollment for the following year
  • Must have completed two courses in some area of Jewish Studies

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • copy of an Advising Report
  • letters of recommendation from faculty members. Electronic letters of recommendation are acceptable (email to fireman.2@osu.edu)
  • A one-page statement about the conference or intended area of research

Applications are accepted year-round for student conferences, travel, and research.

The Charlotte Susan Roth Memorial Fund Essay Contest

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022
 
Essay topics can include any aspect of Jewish Studies (Bible, language, literature, history, philosophy, sociology, culture of Israel, rabbinics, etc.)  Open to any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student who has written a paper on a topic related to Jewish Studies from Spring Quarter to Winter Quarter. There are first and second cash prizes ($1000 and $750, respectively).

Eligibility Requirements:
• Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at Ohio State


Application Requirements:
• Completed application form
• One essay of no fewer than 1500 words. Bibliography and footnoting of research materials are required. Essay may be a revision of a paper initially  written for a course.

Please submit essay in PDF format via the "browse" function on the application form. Your name must not appear on your essay. We will match your essay with your application submission.
 
The Norbert and Gretel Bloch Scholarship in Jewish Studies
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022
 

$1,000 scholarship plus a program budget is awarded to a student engaged in Jewish studies who will coordinate a program that will enhance awareness of topics relevant to Jewish life, culture, or history. The student will receive a program budget and will collaborate with Melton Center staff to plan, publicize and carry out the program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate at Ohio State 
  • Successful completion of at least one Jewish studies course (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, or any other course with a Jewish studies topic)
  • Must be willing to commit time to help plan, publicize and carry out programming in conjunction with Melton Center staff.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • A copy of an Advising Report
  • A one-page proposal for a program or programming to enhance awareness of topics relevant to Jewish life, culture, or history
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members. Electronic letters of recommendation are acceptable (email to fireman.2@osu.edu)