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HBI LGBTQ Jewish Research Awards for International Students at Brandeis University in USA

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is providing HBI LGBTQ Jewish Research Awards 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 for the academic year 2022-2023.

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.

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The genesis of HBI can be traced to a 1995 report of the Hadassah-sponsored National Commission on American Jewish Women, chaired by Brandeis sociologist Shulamit Reinharz. Brandeis University is a private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1948 as a non-sectarian, coeducational institution sponsored by the Jewish community, Brandeis was established on the site of the former Middlesex University.

Why study at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute of Brandeis University? HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students, and the public. The Institute publishes books and journals, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs. It starts with a close-knit, welcoming community and a shared commitment to changing the world.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by September 16, 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute of Brandeis University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $49,000
  • Number of Awards: 14
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the USA

HBI LGBTQ Jewish Research Awards at Brandeis University in USA


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in Jewish women’s and gender studies.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.
  • Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: If you want to apply for this award, you must complete the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Must attach the project description – A research proposal detailing the nature and purpose of the project and the scope of the work.
  • Statement of Contribution – Discussion of the relevant literature and explanation of how your project will make an original contribution to the field of Jewish Gender Studies (500-word maximum).
  • Proposal Summary Form – Project Abstract (250 words maximum) or Timeline (200 words maximum)
  • Budget
  • Personal Information Sheet
  • Writing Sample
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation and Project Evaluation – Junior grant applications only.
  • Additional Required Information – Film, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing Proposals must include the supporting information (see next accordion).
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must check all the entry requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement:  All aspirants must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening before starting a course.


The university will provide 14 awards totaling $49,000 in the USA.

  • Junior grants up to $2,000 are 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.

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