Rosalie Katchen Travel Award Guidelines

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Please send a complete set of the following materials to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
Incomplete materials will not be considered.

  • Cover letter indicating:
       • current position
       • date/institution of doctoral degree
       •  research interests
  • Paper title and abstract
  • Copy of acceptance letter from AJS
  • Curriculum vitae

Mail materials to:

Debby Olins
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Mailstop 079
515 South Street
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110 

Inquiries: dolins@brandeis.edu

Rosalie Katchen Travel Award

The Rosalie Katchen Travel Award is available to junior scholars presenting papers exploring topics related to Jewish women and gender issues at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting. Scholars who completed their dissertation within the past five years are invited to apply.

Awards are made as travel reimbursement for expenses up to $250 following the AJS meeting (upon submission of an original receipt).


2016 Award Winners:

Ofira Fuchs
University of Illinois - Urbana
"States of Reform: Orthodoxy, Change and Jewish Religious Activism in Israel"

Malka Zeiger Simkovich
Catholic Theological Union
"Aggressive Matriarch or Passive Maiden? How Jewish and Christian Writers Interpreted the Rebecca Stories of Genesis in the Greco-Roman World"

Susan Weiss
Center for Women's Justice, Jerusalem
"Over the Bodies of Women: How the Jewishness of the State of Israel is Being Constructed”

Romina Yalonetzk
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
"A Mixed life': Conversion, Gender, Class and Family Formation in Jewish Lima”

View a list of past award recipients


Rosalie E. Katchen

Rosalie E. Katchen was the Hebraica Librarian at Brandeis University. In this role she gave indispensable assistance to faculty and students alike. Rosalie’s warmth, efficiency and deep knowledge of Judaica, as well as library and technical cataloguing, made her invaluable throughout the Jewish Studies research world. Rosalie directed the computerization of the Brandeis Hebraica collection and worked internationally to improve online cataloguing of Hebrew books, rare books and periodicals.

Rosalie was an active and cherished member of the HBI Academic Advisory Committee. A highly intelligent, thoughtful and caring friend and colleague, her courage and optimism inspired many.