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The Roy Ans Fellowship in Jewish-American Studies offers a $2,000 stipend for a sophomore or junior completing a research project related to the Jewish-American experience in any area of study offered by Washington College.

The fellowship also provides a $1,000 stipend to the faculty supervisor of the project. This fellowship is open to students of all religious backgrounds and beliefs.

Students receiving this grant may register for an independent study course to receive academic credit, or use the opportunity for research that will lead to a senior capstone project. Students who successfully complete an Ans Fellowship by the end of the summer after the junior year and choose to develop the fellowship project into a Senior Capstone may apply for an additional $1000 grant for senior year in support of that activity. The recipient of the fellowship will present his or her research publicly during the Fall semester of the year following the approval of the project.

The application Deadline for the 2013 award is December 14, 2012. Applications should be turned in to the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College, Bunting Hall.

Application Guidelines:

(1) A brief proposal (2-3 pages) describing a research project you would like to pursue in an area of Jewish-American studies (ranging from history, politics, and sociology to art, literature, music, and beyond). You should briefly describe: 
(a) why you are interested in your chosen topic
(b) what questions you hope to answer
(c) what type of research you plan to conduct

(2) A proposed budget. Note: You are allowed to use the fellowship money to replace income you would otherwise earn from a part-time job during the semester or a summer job. Other uses of the money might include books, travel expenses for research trips, or on-campus summer housing to conduct research.

(3) The name of a faculty member who would help to guide your project. You should plan to meet with your mentor once every week or two. Your application must be signed by the proposed faculty supervisor.

This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Roy P. Ans ‘63 and Nan Susan Ans.