Rosalie Katchen Travel Award Guidelines

Application deadline: Closed

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:

Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Mailstop 079
515 South Street
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


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).

2014 Award Winners:

Amanda Kaye Sharick
University of California, Riverside
"Dreaming Presently: Modern Re-presentations of Contested Histories in Motti Mizrachi's HERZL MEETS THE EMPEROR WILHELM II GATES OF MIKVE ISRAEL Sculputure."

Alison L. Joseph
Villanova University
"Dinah, Priestly Victim"

Geraldine Gudefin
Brandeis University
"Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Marriage and ​Divorce in France and the United States (1881-1914)"

Irina Astashkevich
Brandeis University
"Gendered Narrative of Violence during Pogroms in Ukraine"

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.