Grants Available: Jewish genealogy research

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for original research in Jewish genealogy.

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy has issued a call for research proposals for projects to be conducted during the 2009-2010 academic year. Proposals must be submitted by August 15; results will be announced September 15.

Criteria include the extent to which proposed projects broaden the horizons of Jewish genealogical research and/or create innovative tools or technologies to assist Jewish genealogists and family historians in their work.

These may be in the categories of pure genealogical research or interdisciplinary research, or may seek to provide Jewish genealogists and family historians with innovative tools and technologies to advance their work.

Click here for 2008’s proposal guidelines, which include history, Rabbinics, onomastics, interdisciplinary (Jewish genealogy and sociology, migration studies, genetics, demography, statistics), computer science/technologies, and sources.

Proposals will be judged for academic excellence by the Academic Committee and must meet rigorous standards for substance, originality and importance.

For information, click the IIJGS website. Look in the left sidebar for PROJECTS -> Upcoming projects -> Call for Projects (2009). Follow instructions carefully; proposals not submitted according to the rules will not be accepted.

Look at the current list of funded projects to get a better idea of the grant program’s scope.

One Response

  1. I am Jewish,my grandmother is from Egypy,her father was a mother born in Cairo,Egyp,my grandfather was also Jewish.

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