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

Application deadline is Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm ET

The Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies Program (PAX) has been generously gifted funds from Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf, as well as Ari Hahn’s Family to award funding to Brandeis students who wish to work toward 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 their generosity, PAX is able to award this grant annually each Fall to Brandeis students.

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

Students are able to apply for a Karpf and Hahn Peace Grant for coexistence and peace projects; grants may be awarded in the amounts of $100 to $3,000

Guidelines to Apply:

  • Complete online application form
  • As part of your application, the following items must be emailed to BY the 10/1/20 application deadline - all files should be in Word or PDF format and can be emailed as a single document: 
    • 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 Lauren Jordahl ( 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.
    • Resume - Optional (Submit your resume to highlight peace-related study and work).

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed for funding.  Application deadline is Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm ET

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

Selection Process: Faculty and student members of the PAX 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 Professor Gordie Fellman and Lauren Jordahl to discuss their proposed project prior to submitting their application.

Application: Applications are due Oct. 1, 2020 by 9pm