The HBI offers outstanding scholars, writers and artists the opportunity to be in residence at the HBI at different points during the year. We also have an invitation-only Research Associate program to allow individuals whose work closely aligns with our mission to affiliate with the HBI.

The Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program is open to scholars working on any aspect of Jewish gender studies in order to devote time to their research. These residencies take place in the fall semester and occasionally during the summer.

In the spring semester, we run the collaborative HBI Seminar Series, a themed residency led by a member of the Brandeis faculty.  

In partnership with the Brandeis Genesis Initiative, we introduced the HBI-BGI Scholar-in-Residence Program in 2014.  This residency program is for scholars coming from, or who have emigrated from, the Former Soviet Union.  Qualified scholars can be in residence for either the fall or spring semester while working on a project related to Jews and gender.

In the winter/spring, our Artist-in-Residence installs her thought-provoking work in the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center. She engages the public by providing workshops and gallery talks during the residency, and the exhibit is displayed through the end of the semester.

Our Research Associates are HBI affiliates who are actively engaged in research that supports the HBI mission. Research Associates may be in residence at the HBI or may maintain their affiliation while working elsewhere.