The Center annually sponsors the Donald and Robin Kennedy Undergraduate Award for the best undergraduate essay on any theme in Jewish Studies, the Dr. Bernard Kaufman Undergraduate Research Award in Jewish Studies awarded to an undergraduate engaged in research on Jews in modernity, and the Koret Award for best essay written in Hebrew by an undergraduate. In alternate years, the Center sponsors the Nelee Langmuir Award for a student working in the field of Modern European History with a preference given to work on the Holocaust, and the Short Story Contest which awards the top three stories written on a Jewish theme.
All submissions must be received by May 17, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Please send applications to Rachel Tongco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See list of past award winners here.
Koret Service Learning Fellowship in the Jewish Community
Developed in collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service, this new program, supported by the Koret Foundation, offers up to two fellowships per year to support projects that aim to address a social welfare, cultural, educational or environmental need in partnership with a Jewish communal organization. See the Haas Center Website for more information.
Application deadline: Not given this year
The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Undergraduate Research Award in Jewish Studies
The Donald and Robin Kennedy Undergraduate Award
The Koret Award for Best Essay Written in Hebrew
The Koret Award will be given to the best essay written in Hebrew by an undergraduate at Stanford, and offers a prize of $250.
The Nelee Langmuir Award
The Nelee Langmuir Award will be given to a student essay in the field of Modern European History with a preference given to work on the Holocaust, and offers a prize of $500. In alternate years, the award will be given to an undergraduate student who shows excellence and commitment to studying French, to be coordinated by the Language Center.
The Jewish Studies Short Story Contest
The Taube Center for Jewish Studies invites all Stanford undergraduate students to submit a short story (4000 words maximum) to the first annual short story contest sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Stories may draw on any aspects of Jewish life, history, and culture, and address any aspect of Jewish experience - historical, religious, non-religious, political, artistic or personal - from within a Jewish perspective or from the perspective of another culture.
- Grand Prize: $ 600
- Second Prize: $ 300
- Third Prize: $ 150
We strongly encourage all undergraduates and graduating seniors of every faith and ethnicity to submit a short story. Stories will be judged by a panel of three renowned Stanford University authors:
- Maya Arad
- Sara Houghteling
- Dan Schifrin
Examples of compelling short stories on a Jewish theme are:
- A Book That Was Lost by S.Y. Agnon
- Missing Kissinger by Etgar Keret
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
All submissions must be original works (we accept work written for a class), written in English, typed and double-spaced. They will be judged anonymously.
Application deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020