Research Award Recipients

Graduate Research Awards 2013-2014

Allyson Gonzalez
“Jewish Self-Fashioning in Modern Spain: From Constructed Marranism to Icons of Womanhood”

Geraldine Gudefin
“Navigating Two Legal Worlds: Civil and Religious Divorce in the Jewish Communities of France and the United States (1880s -WWI)”

April French
“Belonging to Israel: Father Aleksandr Men’s Jewish Identity as a Reflection of the Twentieth-Century Soviet Nexus of the Religious and the Secular”

Golan Moskowitz
“Wild and Alone: Sendak’s Queer Post-Holocaust Neverland”

Jason Olson
“The Impact of the Six-Day War on Jewish-Christian Relations in America”

Amber Taylor
“Israeli Tour Guides and Their Christian Comrades”

Past Recipients

Research Grants

Graduate Research Awards
Information for 2014-2015
Proposal deadline: December 8, 2014

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.  


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 2014-2015 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


The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
 Lown 306A; Mail Stop 075
Awards will be announced by February 12, 2015
Proposals will be accepted on line sent

For more information: 781-736-2125; Fax: 781-736-2070;

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.