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 Special Collections and Archives annually hold a competition for a Post-Holocaust American Judaism 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 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections (PHAJ), housed in the University Libraries Archives.

The Scholar will be expected to:

  • Work with librarians and archivists on an original research project using archival materials in one or more of the PHAJ collections.
  • Present their final project at an end-of-semester event. 
  • If the scholarship is awarded in the Spring semester, participate in the activities scheduled for Research in Jewish Studies: How, What, Why?, Jewish Studies’ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

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

  • Political activism (mid-late 20th century)
  • Feminism
  • Links between Judaism and other religious traditions
  • Poetry and creative expression (dance, art, music, poetry)
  • Other - 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 through CU Boulder's Scholarship Application in Buff Portal 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 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections. Please choose one of the topics above and describe why you are interested in researching this particular topic.

Submission Deadline:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the use of the archives, the fellowship will not be offered in 2020 - 2021.  Check back for 2021 - 2022 opportunities! 

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