Awards Supporting Study and Research

The spring scholarship competition has now ended.
Please check back in fall 2024 for information on the next competition period.

We offer a number of awards to support study or research in Jewish studies at the UW, at institutions in the U.S. with educational programs not available on this campus, and abroad. Within this category, we also offer awards making it possible for students to present research papers at academic conferences.

To apply for a study or research award, please download the Study/Research Application Form and submit it to the Scholarship Committee at with the required documentation.
Please note that applications for Study and Research Awards now require screenshots documenting the amount of each anticipated expense. If you have any questions about the type of documentation required, please contact

Within this category we also offer two awards with their own application processes:

If you are an undergraduate student with an interest in both Jewish Studies and African American Studies, you may be interested in the Joint Scholarship in African American and Jewish Studies.

If you are a graduate student whose work concerns the role that education has played in Jewish civilization and/or questions pertaining to education in Jewish studies, please consider applying for our Laurence A. Weinstein Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Please check back in January 2023 for information about applications for the 2023 – 2024 Weinstein Fellowship competition.

In addition, we offer achievement awards to recognize excellence in Jewish studies.

Students may apply for multiple awards.

For more information about the application process, please email

Potential impact on financial aid

Please note that receiving an award may affect your financial aid package. To learn more, contact the UW-Madison Office of Financial Aid at