International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf and Ari Hahn Peace Awards

Meet the 2022 Award Recipients!

Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf and Ari Hahn’s Family generously award funding to Brandeis students who wish to work on peace, conflict resolution, and coexistence projects. The awards are meant to enhance peace culture as it evolves in our society and elsewhere in the world. Due to the donors' generosity, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is able to award this grant annually each Fall to Brandeis students. Projects funded in fall 2022 need to be completed during the 2022-23 academic year.

Applications are welcome from all Brandeis undergraduate students and graduate students. Typically, no more than one award per year will be given to a graduate student. Grants may be awarded in the amounts of $100 to $3,000.


Guidelines to Apply

The following items must be emailed to by the Oct. 3, 2022 (9am) application deadline - all files should be in Word or PDF format and should be emailed as a single document

  • Application cover sheet.
  • Project Proposal (1-page. Include details about your project and a brief narrative as to how the proposed project addresses the mission of peace, as well as ways you can share this information with our Brandeis community.)
  • Budget.
  • Personal Statement (1-page. Share why this project is important to you.)
  • One letter of recommendation from Brandeis faculty or staff is required. This must be emailed by your recommender directly to Leigh Swigart ( and must be received by the application deadline.
  • If you plan to work with an agency, submit a letter of support from the organization or agency.
  • Resumé (highlight any peace-related study and work).

Please note: Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed for funding. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Leigh Swigart.

Selection Process

Faculty and student members of the Karpf and Hahn Steering Committee evaluate applications. Student members applying for Karpf and Hahn Awards do not take part in the review process. It is recommended that applicants meet with Leigh Swigart to discuss their proposed project prior to submitting their application.

Applications are due Oct. 3, 2022 by 9 a.m.