Research Funding Awards and Prizes for Undergraduates

Israel Academic Travel Awards 2017

Global Affairs, Judaic Studies, and Middle East Studies are pleased to announce a competition for travel awards for academic study in Israel in the summer of 2017. The deadline for application is April 3, 2017.

Awards of $1500 may be used to defray expenses such as airfare and registration costs. Awardees will submit a written summary of their travel experience by September 15, 2017.

Please call the Center for Judaic Studies at 860-486-2271 for application details.

This program is not open to current seniors graduating in May 2017, or to incoming students. Summer is defined according to the UConn calendar (end of May through end of August).

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ISA Honors Awards for Undergraduate International Studies Research

We live in a globalizing world. Every day, each of us encounters people, forces, and events that require us to think and work across traditional political, social, cultural, and geographic boundaries. As a result, the Office of Undergraduate Research, in collaboration with the International Studies Association’s Headquarters and UConn’s Office of Global Affairs, is seeking proposals for undergraduate research in the international studies field.


Proposals should fall within the following broad guidelines:

  • Focus on a social science project that spans across countries, regions, or the globe. Single country studies will be given lower priority.
  • Budget requests should be for no more than $1,000 and must clearly explain all requested expenses.
  • Travel to conferences to present research will not be funded. However, travel to conferences for research purposes will be considered. Travel costs incurred as part of UConn coursework are not eligible for this award.
  • Students should clearly specify the topic, theory, and methods of focus in their proposal.

It can take up to 6 weeks for an ISA Honors Award to be approved and for funds to be disbursed, so early application is encouraged. You must apply a minimum of 4 weeks before you travel.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awards are made until funds are exhausted.

Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2016

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, now in its 27th year, challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical action.
Deadline: December 14, 2015 by 5 PM