Purchase College is pleased to announce the 2020–21 Jewish Studies Faculty Research/Professional Development Awards. Awards are given annually to projects that relate, in a wide variety of ways, to Jewish studies. These awards can support faculty activity up to $5,000.

Examples of possible uses of these awards:

  • Travel for research/professional development that is thematically related to any aspect of Jewish studies
  • Travel to conferences to present papers on topics relating to any aspect of Jewish studies
  • Support for faculty-initiated public events on campus that are thematically related to any aspect of Jewish studies, including lectures, films and film series, dance or music recitals, conferences, and exhibitions at the Neuberger Museum of Art or Performing Arts Center


Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members in any unit of the college are eligible to apply. Multiple awards can be given each year. The 2020–21 award period covers expenses incurred from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 

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Please assemble all materials and submit them together electronically to Aviva Taubenfeld, chair of the School of Humanities, no later than March 30, 2020; incomplete submissions cannot be accepted. Each application or nomination should contain:

  1. a current curriculum vitae
  2. a two-to-three page account of the candidate’s achievement and a description of the project for which funding is sought, with specific attention to its connection to Jewish studies, broadly interpreted.