Micro-Grants for Social Justice

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The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry stands in solidarity with Black communities, organizations, and movements, which have long suffered from structural and systemic racism, inequality, and state violence in America. We empathize deeply with the personal grief of loss and injustice that each individual and family has experienced: every Black name counts—Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, among many others—and every life story intersects with myriad others. Black lives matter.

In an effort to promote meaningful conversations, engagement, and critical explorations of race, Black-Jewish relations, Jews of color, and other relevant topics, we are offering time-sensitive micro-grants up to $400, which may be used to support academic research, creative projects, and educational initiatives (i.e., reading groups). A select reading list may help to generate ideas.

To apply, please click on this application link. The short application will include: 1) brief description of the project; 2) requested amount (such as stipend, supplies, etc.).

Applications for the first cycle of this grant will be accepted beginning July 22 on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made promptly. Each grant carries a maximum award of $400, and students may only receive one grant per year. Grants are made on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is still available. Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

If you need assistance with the application, please email any of the following Tauber Institute faculty or staff. They can call you directly if you prefer to discuss your ideas by phone or Zoom.

David Briand, Assistant Director (dbriand@brandeis.edu)
Sylvia Fuks Fried, Executive Director (fuks@brandeis.edu)
Eugene Sheppard, Associate Director (sheppard@brandeis.edu)
Jonathan Decter, Faculty Associate (decter@brandeis.edu)
ChaeRan Freeze, Faculty Associate (freeze@brandeis.edu)
Laura Jockusch, Faculty Associate (jockusch@brandeis.edu)