Grant Opportunities

Call for Applications: 2018 Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright Program is calling for applications for the three following grants: Senior Scholar, Senior Specialist and Post-Doctoral Fellow.

  • Senior Scholar: Granted to members of academic staff, senior professionals, or accomplished artists or writers for visits to Israeli institutions of higher education to be carried out during the 2018/2019 academic year. The visiting fellows’ programs of work may include research, lecturing, or a combination of lecturing and research. The program grants will support visits of four months and open to all fields of study.
  • Senior Specialist: This program provides support for short (2 to 6 week) visits by United States academics or senior professionals. This program may include activities such as lecturing to undergraduate or graduate students; professional consultations and advising; participation in workshops, symposia or conferences; and development and/or evaluation of academic curricula or educational materials.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: This program offers fellowships in all academic disciplines to American post-doctoral researchers at Israeli universities during the course of academic years 2018/2019 to 2020.

For more information, you can visit the Fulbright Program Award page or email United States Program Manager Imri Grinberg at

Israel Academic Travel Awards 2017

Global Affairs, Judaic Studies, and Middle East Studies are pleased to announce a competition for travel awards for academic study in Israel in the summer of 2017. The deadline for application is April 3, 2017.

Awards of $1500 may be used to defray expenses such as airfare and registration costs. Awardees will submit a written summary of their travel experience by September 15, 2017.

Please call the Center for Judaic Studies at 860-486-2271 for application details.

This program is not open to current seniors graduating in May 2017, or to incoming students. Summer is defined according to the UConn calendar (end of May through end of August).

Questions? Contact

Call for Submissions: EAJS Conference Grant Programme


The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites submissions to the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of the program is to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe, and to support early career researchers in this field to develop a professional network.

The grants can cover two academic events: The EAJS Conferences and EAJS Summer Schools. The grants are used to cover an individual event; funds can be requested for travel expenses, accommodations and maintenance of the active participants. Academic excellence and the impact on network building in Jewish Studies in Europe will be key criteria; international cooperation in the development proposals is strongly encouraged.

Deadline: April 20, 2017.

For more information on application materials, the program itself, or general inquiries, you can visit the EAJS website. Inquiries about the program itself can also be directed to

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Kennedy Research Grants

Each year, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers more than 5 awards to scholars who wish to make use of the archival materials located in Boston. Students and scholars will carry out research using the collections, including audiovisual materials, of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Selected research topics include foreign intelligence and the presidency, foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, and immigration.

Deadline: varies


Rockefeller Archive Center Grants, Grants-in-Aid for Research Program

The Rockefeller Archive Center offers support for individuals who want to go to the Center, located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, to carry out related research. The Rockefeller Archive Center is an independent operating foundation that preserves and makes available for research the archival collections of members of the Rockefeller family, institutions and organizations founded by Rockefeller family members. The grant supports travel and accommodations to the Center, which is about 25 miles away from New York City. Grant recipients must commence their research at the Center after April 1 of their award year, and they must complete their research by March 31 of the following year. Recipients also are asked to provide the Center with a copy of any publication resulting from research conducted as a result of the grant.

Deadline: November 1, 2015

For more information, click here.

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry – Faculty and Graduate Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods – from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.

 To Apply: Visit the Brandeis-Genesis Institute website at

Deadline: Applications and all materials are due by December 15, 2015

Join ieiMedia Program as a Faculty Research Fellow

Get a grant & join us next summer.  Communications faculty members may receive a $3,000 grant to attend one of our programs. Observe and take part in ieiMedia’s experiential learning, boot camp teaching, short-term programs, and intercultural reporting. Fellowships available for courses in Italy, Israel, Turkey, France, Spain, and Northern Ireland.

To apply: Send a letter to Professor Andrew Ciofalo, 4195 Tamiami Trail South #102, Venice, FL 34293-5112. Explain your interest in this opportunity and how it might have an impact on your teaching or administrative role. If there is a particular research question you plan to address, please let us know. Include with the letter your vita, a letter of recommendation from your unit head, and a sample of or link to your writing, other work or research. We expect a written reflection at the end that you may also share with your department.


Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

Once again, applications are being accepted for the Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant. Applications are welcome from doctoral candidates preparing to spend a month or more abroad conducting research in the summer of 2015. The winning grant recipient will be awarded $1500 based on contribution of the proposed research, which should relate to Prof. Klein’s own research interests of Sephardic Studies, medieval studies, gender studies, and Jewish studies. Applicants for the grant are asked to submit the following information by April 10, 2015:

  • A CV
  • A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
  • A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad
  • A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research s/he will be undertaking  (Letters of recommendation should be printed on official stationary and scanned if sent by e-mail)

To submit an application by e-mail, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz,<>

Materials may be submitted in hard copy to:

Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

C/O Dr. Gail Labovitz

American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Drive

Bel Air , CA 90077


The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference to be held on October 29-31, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

ASMEA will offer research grants of up to $2500 to qualified scholars and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.

ASMEA and the Moroccan-American Cultural Center (MACC) will offer research grants to scholars and students whose research is focused on the Kingdom of Morocco. Grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Find out more information, HERE.
Become a MEMBER of ASMEA or REGISTER for the Eighth Annual Conference.

Any questions or for more information, contact ASMEA at 202.429.8860 or