Deadlines for Applications

Winter travel deadline is October 15.

Summer travel deadline is March 1.

Graduate Grants

Graduate Research Awards

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies offers grants for pre-dissertation and dissertation research in Israel Studies. Grants of $500-$1000 will be awarded to cover travel expenses (such as airfare, meals, and lodging) research expenses (such as visits to archives & museums), purchase of research materials such as microfilm (but excluding books), costs of data collection and processing. 


All students enrolled in a doctoral or masters program focussed on Israel Studies at Brandeis University are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to third-year PhD students and those who have successfully completed their coursework.

Proposals should include:

  • title and the objectives of the research project; and an explanation of how this project constitutes an integral part of your research

  • description of research plans, including data to be used, methodology, description of sources, etc.

  • breakdown of specific expenditures to be covered by the grant

  • letter of recommendation from faculty advisor

  • curriculum vitae

  • names of other granting agencies to which you have applied

Selection Criteria:

  • importance of the proposed dissertation to the applicant’s field

  • appropriateness of primary-source collections and institutions in which the applicant proposes to conduct research          


  • Proposals should be submitted by email to subject heading "Graduate Research Grants."

  • The submission deadline for summer research grants is March 1, and award recipients will be informed a few weeks later.
    *Winter travel deadline is October 15, with acceptances sent shortly thereafter.

For more information: Tel: 781-736-2154; Email:

Decisions concerning applications will be made by the an advisory committee appointed by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.