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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Conference Funding for 2021-2022

For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, Minor, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce conference funding available to Jewish Studies major, certificate, minor, and Hebrew minor students for the 2021-2022 year. Note: We follow university guidelines on travel. Availability may change due to Covid-19 uncertainties during the year.

Funding of up to $500 is available to defray the costs associated with attending conferences or extracurricular professional development programs related to Jewish Studies. Students are eligible for one conference funding award per academic year. All conference funding awards are processed through IU Travel on a reimbursement basis. In order to promote a diversity of experiences, the Borns Jewish Studies Program supports one-time conference visits only. Students who wish to return to the same conference the following year should seek other resources.

To Apply:

No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide: 1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Global & International Studies Building-4E, 812-855-0453) or email to

Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jewish Studies conference funding is made available through The Gurin Family Fund.