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Israel Studies Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Grant

Sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies

This award is designed to support Binghamton University students' independent research or creative work. The Center supports research in the history, politics, literatures, and cultures of Israel. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and you must enroll in independent study credit (2 or 4) or honors thesis credit at Binghamton University  (exceptions may be granted if a student has exceeded the maximum number of thesis or independent study credits allowed by his or her college). Funding is competitive and award amounts range from $200-700.


Undergraduates from all Binghamton University schools and colleges are eligible. Preference will be given to students who do not have access to support through faculty research grants, who have not already received an Undergraduate Research Award, to those completing senior theses, and to upper-level students (juniors and seniors).


Amounts vary; limited resources are available. The maximum award is $700. Funds may be used for postage, purchase of necessary materials, limited travel for research purposes, or other modest costs incurred in the course of the project. Funds may not be used to support the cost of producing a senior thesis (photocopy and binding); other printing or photocopying costs require strong justification.


Students submit an online application form that includes a description of the project and a project budget. An explanation of the relationship of the budget to the project should be included.  You must indicate in the Proposal Narrative section that you are applying for an Israel Studies Research and Creative Work Grant.


The Selection Committee reviews applications and allocates funds. Please contact Professor Randy Friedman with any questions.


Recipients are encouraged to submit posters for the University Research Days, held in April.  Recipients will also be required to give a short talk and presentation on their work at an event sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies held in the Spring.


Fall 2018 Deadline: October 19

If you are awarded this grant, you must either be registered in an honor’s course, capstone, or in an Independent Study. 

CLICK HERE to access the application form.

Last Updated: 10/9/18