HBI Research Awards

The application for the 2020-2021 HBI Research Awards is now open.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute awards grants to support research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies across a range of disciplines. Awards are made to graduate students, early career, and established researchers. The HBI Research Awards are funded by gifts from the HBI Board.

The purpose of the HBI Research Award is to support work that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Jewish Gender Studies in one of the following ways:

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Junior grants up to $2,000 awarded to graduate students enrolled in recognized PhD programs and new scholars — generally within two years of receiving a PhD.

Senior grants up to $5,000 are awarded to established scholars and professionals.

Grant Categories 2020-2021

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Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.

Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.

Application Requirements

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Deadline: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Review Process

Research awards are given on the basis of excellence. All proposals are confidential and carefully reviewed by at least two outside experts, and receive further review from members of the HBI’s Academic Advisory Committee.

HBI will notify applicants by email on February 1st, 2021 as to whether their proposal will receive funding. Funds will be distributed four to six weeks after receipt of required tax documentation, which must be received within six weeks of notification of the Research Award.

Note: HBI Research Awards are considered taxable income. Taxes may be deducted from awards made to non-resident aliens and award recipients who do not file a US tax return.