Jewish Studies Faculty Research and Travel Grants

The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support faculty research and travel related to Jewish Studies. Grants are available for amounts up to $10,000 although typical grants will be in the $2,000 to $5,000 range.

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  • March 25, 2021 for funds to be expended May 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (summer through fall 2021)
    • If the pandemic makes travel impossible, the award can be deferred

Jewish Studies Course Development Grants

The Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the availability of course development funds for creating new courses or significantly revamping existing courses that have Jewish Studies content. Preference will be given to courses that can count toward the Jewish Studies certificate.

We anticipate funds being available for this program for the next 2-4 years, but the only confirmed funds are for AY 2022 proposals for new or thoroughly revamped courses to be offered in AY 2022 or AY 2023.

Grants up to $15,000 are available and can be used for library research, library acquisitions, travel, student assistance and other expenses related to the development of new courses or major revamping of existing courses. In addition, the funds may be used for guest speakers or other co-curricular endeavors during the first offering of the new or revised course. Under limited circumstances, funds may be available to departments to replace teaching of the faculty member the first time the course is offered. (Those wishing to apply for funds for this purpose must be in discussion with the director of Jewish Studies and the appropriate Dean in their school well in advance of any application.)

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Applications are due by March 25, 2021