The Rabbi Isserman Prize

The Rabbi Isserman Prize

The Rabbi Isserman Prize of $400 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student on the basis of an essay exploring International or Interracial Relations. If no essay is deemed worthy, the Prize will not be awarded.


Recipients must be:

  • an undergraduate or graduate student
  • submit an essay (see “How to Apply” for the instruction) exploring International or Interracial Relations.

Award Type: Current students

Action: Application Required

Availability: Domestic Students International Students

Level of Study: Graduate Undergraduate

Deadline to Apply: 01-Feb-24 at 5:00pm EST

Value/Amount: $400

How to Apply:

  • New for Fall 2023 / Winter 2024: All in-course awards will be awarded in the Winter term. The application will close on Thursday February 1, 2024 at 5 p.m.  Only one application is required. You may apply for multiple awards on one U of T Student Award Application Form. Please be sure to check the award criteria before selecting the award. Applications will open on Tuesday September 5, 2023.
    • 1) Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in attendance at the University
    • 2) Award will be made on the basis of an essay upon a subject connected with International or Interracial Relations
    • 3) Essays are to be typewritten and consist of approximately 3,000 words. They should be accompanied by a bibliography, and all authorities should be cited and quotations indicated.
    • 4) Each essay should be submitted under a pseudonym which is to be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the writer’s real name, College or Faculty, and home address.
  • As part of your application, you will be asked to upload two reference letters, in support of your application. At least one reference must be from a Faculty member or staff at the University of Toronto.

Notification of decision:

  • Award recipients will receive an award letter by email from the University Registrar’s Office, usually one month after the application deadline.
  • The award letter will include information on the award payment and should be kept for future reference.