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Roy Ans Fellowship

The Roy Ans Fellowship in Jewish-American Studies offers a $1,000 stipend for a student to assist a Washington College faculty member on research relating to the Jewish-American experience and to produce a project based on or inspired by this research. The Fellowship also provides a $2,000 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.

Please note: While this Fellowship can be granted to support projects in Israel, a successful research project must still include a Jewish-American component.

Roy Ans Fellowship Recipients

The application deadline for the 2014 award is December 2, 2014. Applications should be emailed to Jehanne Dubrow, the Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, at jdubrow2@washcoll.edu.

Application Guidelines:

To apply for The Roy Ans Fellowship, the supervising faculty member and student must work together to submit a brief proposal outlining a research project in an area of Jewish-American studies (ranging from history, politics, and sociology to art, literature, music, and beyond). The proposal should include the following information:

(a) A description of the faculty member’s research plan (300 words).  

(b) A description of the project, which the student will create as a result of his/her collaboration with the faculty member (250 words).

(c) A proposed budget. Note: Students are allowed to use the fellowship money to replace income they 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.

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