Research Award Recipients

Graduate Research Awards 2016-2017

Kelsey Davis
"Preaching to Their Own: How Jewish Converts Shaped Missionary Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Russia"

Joanna Spyra
"A History of Disability: the Deaf-Mute Jewish Population in Poland in the Interwar Period"

Benjamin Steiner
"Jewish Sex Trafficking and the Response of the British Chief Rabbinate"

Past Recipients

Research Grants

Graduate Research Awards
Information for 2017-2018
Proposal deadline: December 8, 2017

The Tauber Institute offers grants for pre-dissertation and dissertation research in any academic discipline of Jewish Studies.* Grants up to $5000 will be awarded to cover travel expenses (such as visits to archives), purchase of research materials such as microfilm (but excluding books), and costs of data collection and processing.  

Eligibility

All students enrolled in a doctoral program at Brandeis University are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed their course work by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Proposals should include:

  • title and the objectives of the research project; and an explanation of how this research constitutes an integral part of your doctoral 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
  • names of other granting agencies to which you have applied
  • curriculum vita

Selection Criteria:

  • originality and creativity of the research proposal
  • 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    

Decisions concerning applications will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Tauber Institute.

* For grants in Israel Studies please contact the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO

The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
 Lown 306A; Mail Stop 075
DEADLINE IS: DECEMBER 8, 2017
Awards will be announced by February 15, 2018
Proposals will be accepted on line sent to:tauber@brandeis.edu

For more information: 781-736-2125; Fax: 781-736-2070;
Email: tauber@brandeis.edu;
http://www.brandeis.edu/tauber

Read our Grant Writing Guide for Tauber as well as other grants, prepared by Professor ChaeRan Freeze. See also a sample proposal to NEH by Professor Freeze. Also see our listing of available grants.