Undergraduate and Graduate students touring the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections with Professor Nan Goodman

Open to CU Boulder Undergraduate Students

The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections and Archives annually hold a competition for an Innovations in Jewish Life Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a $1,000 undergraduate scholarship over the course of a semester. The scholarship requires 60 hours of research over the semester (or approximately 4 hours per week to be allocated however works best around the student’s and the supervisor’s schedule) in the CU Innovations in Jewish Life Collections (IJL), housed in the University Libraries Archives. All undergraduate students from the University of Colorado Boulder, from all backgrounds and majors, are eligible to receive this scholarship.

The student who is selected to receive this scholarship for Spring 2024 will be named the David Shneer Undergraduate Archival Scholar, and will be expected to:

  • Work with librarians, archivists, and a faculty member on an original research project using archival materials in one or more of the IJL collections.
  • Present their project at a research showcase in April.

The Scholar can choose to explore one (or more) of the following research topics, all of which can be found in the collections:

  • Political activism 
  • Feminism
  • Links between Judaism and other religious traditions
  • Poetry and creative expression (dance, art, music, poetry, etc.)
  • The Holocaust
  • A topic of their own choosing: if there is an alternative topic you would prefer to explore, please let us know.

Submission Guidelines:

CU Boulder undergraduate students from all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applications should be submitted to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu by the deadline and include the following information:

  • Current CV or resume.

  • A brief letter of application (no more than a single page) that describes your interests in conducting research in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections. Please choose one of the topics above and describe why you are interested in researching this particular topic.

Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Visit the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections Website