Grants

Immediate Financial Need

Slifka can offer grants to students in financial distress. These funds can be used to facilitate access to abortion for Yale students and their family members. Reach out to a member of the clergy team (Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Rachel Leiken and Rabbi Alex Ozar) to talk through your specific needs.

Israel

Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner Israel Travel Grant
Schusterman Israel Travel Grant

Arts & Culture

The Blanksteen Curatorial Fellowship
William and Mirriam Horowitz & David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Funds
Slifka Arts Grants

 

 

 

 

Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant

Award Amount:
up to $1,500

Description:
The Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant is awarded through Slifka Center and provides Yale undergraduates with financial support to develop a deeper appreciation for the land of Israel and/or Judaism. The fellowship (up to $1,500 per recipient) will be used to defray the costs of travel to Israel for one of the following purposes:
a)  Professional non-paid work (internship or volunteer)
b)  Academic research (in any field)
c)  Academic studies (including language studies)

Special Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled at Yale College. Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale does not discriminate on such basis as race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Application Information:
Visit the Yale Grants Database to apply

Schusterman Israel Travel Grant

Award Amount:
Up to $3,500

Description:
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation offer generous financial support to defray the cost of summer work internship, academic studies and research in Israel. (up to $3,500 per recipient) will be used to defray the costs of travel to Israel for one of the following purposes:
a)  Professional non-paid work (internship or volunteer)
b)  Academic research (in any field)
c)  Academic studies (including language studies)

Special Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled at Yale College. Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale does not discriminate on such basis as race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Application Information:
Visit the Yale Grants Database to apply

 

The Blanksteen Curatorial Fellowship

June 6 – August 12, 2022

The Blanksteen Curatorial Fellowship provides a $5250 stipend for current Yale students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates to participate in a full time internship at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Fellows will have the opportunity to join the curatorial team of the Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. Fellows will work on projects within their individual departments. In addition to working on exhibition projects in the Jewish Museum Curatorial Department, Blanksteen Fellows will spend a portion of their work hours participating in the Jewish Museum’s Virtual Summer Institute (VSI). The VSI runs from June to August and is an introduction to every aspect of work at the Jewish Museum happening both onsite and virtually. Click here for more details, a description of this past year’s Blanksteen Fellowship projects, and information about application requirements. To apply for this year’s fellowship, please submit your resume and cover letter to Aviva Green (aviva.green@yale.edu) by February 18 2023.

 

William and Miriam Horowitz & David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Funds

The William and Miriam Horowitz and David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Funds seek to promote summer projects that will increase understanding of Jewish history, culture, or religious thought in a demonstrable way. A project could involve art, film, music, travel, study, research, theater, reading or writing so long as it is consistent with the stated purpose above.

The Horowitz Fund memorializes two devoted friends of Yale: William and Miriam Horowitz. Mr. Horowitz (Yale ’29) served as acting master of Branford College and was elected to the Yale Corporation as an alumni fellow in 1965. He was a founding member of the Board of Friends of the Hillel Foundation at Yale. Mrs. Horowitz had a distinguished history of involvement in civic, Jewish, and women’s issues in New Haven and beyond.

The Fischer Fund memorializes Iris Fischer and honors Dr. David Fischer, two devoted friends of Yale. Mrs. Fischer was a concert pianist and a devoted mother and grandmother. Dr. Fischer is a leading New Haven physician and a member of the Yale School of Medicine faculty since 1964. He designed and supervised production of the Yale Hillel tie and is author of three textbooks of medical oncology.

Special Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be students enrolled at Yale University. Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale does not discriminate on such basis as race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Restrictions to Use of Award:
International students are not normally given grants for projects conducted in their home countries.

Application Information:
Visit the Yale Grants Database to apply

Slifka Arts Grants

Slifka Center also strives to support Yale’s student artists through the Slifka Arts Grant program. These grants are used to support on-campus dramatic, musical, dance, video or film productions, literary publications, and exhibitions with Jewish content. Contact Aviva Green (aviva.green@yale.edu) to find out how to fund your project.