Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Awards

The Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Awards are given annually to people who wish to work toward coexistence and peaceful ways of addressing and resolving conflicts of many sorts. The awards are meant to enhance peace culture as it evolves in our society and elsewhere in the world.

Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the awards. Under usual circumstances, no more than one award per year will be given to a graduate student. Applications are welcome from all undergraduates and graduate students; applicants do not need to be enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program.

The awards come from a fund whose value varies from year to year. About $3,500 is granted each year, with no single award exceeding $1,000. Usually, awards range from $300.00 to $1,000.00.

Applications must be in one of these three categories:

Art works and essays on peace. Works of art related to peace include those that reveal the costs of violence, the commitment to non-violent struggle, and artistic expressions of any aspect of peace culture. These submissions might take the form of poetry (a substantial poem or group of poems), a play or scene or short story related to peace; slides of visual art; cassettes or CDs of music; or other forms of documentation appropriate to the work. This category covers only already completed works of art. Essays of 20-30 pages are included in this category of submission.

Travel grants for participation in a peace project or conference in this country or elsewhere.

Seed money for peace-related projects not involving travel. For example, for designing and organizing a project such as a community mediation service at Brandeis or in a nearby community, or a peace education project in local public or religious schools, or a dialogue.

Please note that if you are applying for travel or seed money you will need to include two letters of recommendation from people familiar with peace work you have done or hope to do.

Applications are due October 28, 2015.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Professor Gordie Fellman.

Karpf and Hahn Application