Research Awards Frequently Asked Questions

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute awards grants to support interdisciplinary research or artistic projects on Jewish women and gender issues. Scholars, activists, writers and artists who are pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Jewish Gender Studies may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have received a Research Award in the past, can I apply again? Yes, you may apply for a second award to carry out a new project or to finish a partially funded project.

I am collaborating on this project with other colleagues. May more than one person submit the proposal? Yes, you may submit a proposal from more than one person.  In the Proposal Summary, provide the information for the project leader.  If all applicants are collaborating equally, please provide the information for the most senior applicant.  Attach a separate sheet with the information for all people whose names are affiliated with the proposal, and include each person’s CV.

Should the documents be single spaced or double spaced? You may use either.

May I apply for funding to covering my time? Yes. 

Can I email the proposal instead of using the online form? No.

Can my reference send you the recommendation directly, or should I include it with my materials? Your reference may email their reference from a university email address to If she/he is sending a hard copy, please ask that university stationery be used.

I am not sure how long my application will take in the mail. If I email the full application by the deadline of October 4, 2018, will you accept the hard copy if it arrives after that date? The HBI expects applicants to adhere to the required deadlines. However, we understand that overseas mail can be unpredictable. If you are based outside of the U.S. or Canada, the HBI will accept your proposal when it arrives if it is sent via Express Mail and post-marked by Thurday, October 4, 2018.