Further Opportunities

UVA-Sponsored Opportunities

The 2018 Patricia Hollingsworth Prizes in Ethics

The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life (IPE) announces the Patricia Hollingsworth Prizes in Ethics awarded for the best undergraduate essays in ethics.

First Place: $1,000 | Second Place: $750 | Honorable Mention: $350

Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Submit essays electronically, as Word documents, to jfc7c@virginia.edu

Subject: Essays may address any applied or theoretical topic or issue in ethics, and may be historical, philosophical, theological, literary, etc. Revised class papers may be submitted—indicate the title of the course and the instructor for the course.

Length: 1,500-3,000 words (longer essays are acceptable) Awards will be presented at a ceremony in April, 2018

2017 Summer Ethics Internships

The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life (IPE) will support approximately 20 undergraduate Summer Ethics Internships in 2017 at amounts between $2,000 and $2,500. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 7.

Study Abroad Course in Vienna

Explore and experience Jewish history, culture, and everyday life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective in this three-week course taught by UVA Jewish Studies faculty.

New Study Abroad Course in Cuba

A new study abroad course in Cuba, RELA 4559, will examine religion, culture, history, and politics in revolutionary Cuba. “Afro-Cuban Religions” is scheduled for Summer Session I, May 22–June 10, 2017, and will be taught by Professor Jalane Schmidt. Students may sign up when Summer registration opens. Contact the instructor directly for further details. 

Academic Research

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence offers undergraduates students opportunities for academic research.

Scholarship for Study of Peace and Social Justice in the Middle East

The Jewish Studies program's Samuel and Evelyn Linden Scholarship in Jewish Studies for the Study of Peace and Social Justice in the Middle East supports advanced research and field-work with the goal of fostering dialoque and social justice in Israel.

The Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards 

Outside UVA Opportunities

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies