HBI Research Awards
In 2023, HBI gave out 13 awards totaling $56,000. HBI awards grants to support research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies across a range of disciplines.
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:
by using the lens of gender to inform the field of Jewish Studies
by bringing insights from Jewish Studies to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies
by exploring interreligious collaborations between Jewish women and women of other faiths.
2024 Research Award Categories
Gender and the Holocaust
Gender and Jews of Color
Gender and Mizrahi Studies
Jewish Feminism and Jews in Feminism
Jews, Gender, and Disability Studies
LGBTQ Jewish Studies
Women’s rights and religious law
Yishuv, Contemporary Israel and Zionism
A note on Creative Arts: HBI accepts creative arts proposals for performance, visual, creative writing, and film. For creative arts proposals, please choose the substantive category that your work falls under from above and describe the creative arts aspect in your application.
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.
The application for 2024 is closed.
Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.
Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.
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.
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.