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

Meet the 2021 Award Recipients!

The 2021 application deadline has passed. It was Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Read below for a sense of what the application will look like next year.

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 2021 need to be completed during the 2021-22 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.

Drop-in info sessions available Friday, 9/10, 8-10 am and 12-2 pm via Zoom.

Guidelines to Apply

The following items must be emailed to by the Oct. 1, 2021 application deadline - all files should be in Word or PDF format and should be emailed as a single document

Please note: Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed for funding. Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET. 

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

Drop-in info sessions available Friday, 9/10, 8-10 am and 12-2 pm via Zoom.

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. 1, 2021 by 9 p.m.