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November 12, 2013

CFA: Fellowships in in Russian Jewish studies for graduate students and faculty (Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry)

Deadline: December 15, 2013


Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

http://www.brandeis.edu/bgi/research-grants/index.html

Building the future leadership of the Jewish community among Russian speakers rests on developing a broad knowledge base. Brandeis is in an exceptionally strong position to construct and disseminate this base of knowledge, building on its tradition of excellence in Jewish studies, the study of Eastern Europe, and research into contemporary Jewish life.

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute awards grants to support research projects in multiple disciplines on Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may come from 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 Soviet era to Post-soviet contemporary period. The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions. The grants are funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers two types of research grants:
Graduate Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants for thesis, pre-dissertation and dissertation research in Russian Jewish studies. Grants up to $2000 will be awarded to cover travel expenses (such as airfare, meals, and lodging), research expenses (such as visits to archives & museums), purchase of research materials, such as microfilm (but excluding books), as well as costs of data collection and processing.

Eligibility and Requirements

All students enrolled in recognized doctoral or masters programs in the U.S. and overseas are eligible to apply. Overseas applications are welcome.

The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute to students pursuing Masters degrees will not exceed $1,000 and may cover up to 100% of the total project cost

The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute to students enrolled in PhD. programs will not exceed $2,000 and may cover up to 100% of the total project cost. We encourage applicants to seek matching funds for their projects and specify the availability of matching funds on the application form where appropriate. Brandeis University students are encouraged to submit proposals for matching funds to the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies in their respective research fields.

The grantees are expected to complete their projects within one or maximum two academic years. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

Faculty Research Grants

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants to established scholars pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Russian Jewish studies and Russian Jewish experience.

Eligibility and Requirements

The awards are open to applicants irrespective of religion or place of residence. The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute will not exceed $2,500 and will cover up to 50% of the total cost of the proposed research project. Should the grant be awarded applicants will be required to provide proof (e.g. additional award letter or a written statement that the balance will be self-funded) of the availability of matching funds to cover the remaining 50% of the cost of the project by May 30, 2014.

The award covers all eligible project related costs, including travel, data collection and processing, translation and work time (not to exceed 25% of the total cost of the project)

The grantees are expected to complete their projects within a maximum of two academic years after receiving the award. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

Posted by sarayu at November 12, 2013 12:33 PM

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