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The Crown Family Center invites applications for Research Grants in the field of Israel Studies

January 13, 2021

Israel Studies Research Grants

Call for Applications 
The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern invites applications for Research Grants in the field of Israel Studies. These grants provide NU undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members with funding for research relating to modern Israel, broadly construed. Proposed research projects may address any aspect of the history, culture, or society of modern Israel, including late Ottoman and mandatory Palestine, US-Israel relations, the history of Zionism, Palestinian history, culture, and society, etc. Projects focused on STEM fields, economics, entrepreneurship, psychology, media and communications, education, etc. will also be considered. Grants are available for individual projects as well as for collaborative initiatives with non-NU partners.

 Award Eligibility and Details 
Israel Studies Research Grants are available to all full-time NU students and faculty members. Funding may be used for travel and housing expenses, book purchases, publication subvention, costs associated with senior thesis or dissertation research, and so on. The number of funded projects and level of funding will be determined based on the number and scope of applications. Grants amounts will be capped at $15,000 for faculty members, $10,000 for graduate students, and $5,000 for undergraduate students.

Application Instructions 
 Complete applications are due by March 15, 2021 and will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee. Applicants will be notified within 4-6 weeks. Applications may be submitted by email to, and should include:  

Nancy Gelman, Program Administrator, Crown Family Center: 
David Shyovitz, Director, Crown Family Center: