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Deadline: 03/17/2024

General Information

The Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Award of $500 is offered each spring for the best written work demonstrating creative thinking on any subject related to the archaeology of Ancient Israel or to Judaic religious thought through the Middle Ages.


Applications for the award are due by March 17 of each year.

Eligibility Guidelines

This prize is awarded to graduate students in even-numbered years, and undergraduate students in odd-numbered years.

Application Details

To apply for the Schaff Prize, please send the following materials to the current undergraduate chair (listed at bottom of homepage). 

1. A cover letter describing the research project and its suitability for the prize.
2. A current CV.
3. A copy of your paper.

Undergraduate chairs may request hard copies of these documents from award finalists.


Research Offering Type

Senior Thesis Award

Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, LPS, Nursing



Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: