Funding Opportunity

Yetta and Frank Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies Research and Conference Funds Program


The Yetta and Frank Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer awards of up to $400 per academic year to support research and conference attendance in any area of Jewish Studies. All faculty and graduate students at the University of Delaware are eligible.

The subject of research or conference presentations may address any aspect of Jewish culture in the Diaspora or Israel, including history, religion, language, literature, politics, economics, demography, philosophy, and/or art. The award period runs from September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2018.

Funds may be used to offset the cost of research or conference travel and attendance. Salary, stipends and equipment are not eligible for funding.

Grant recipients may be asked to present their research results as part of the Issues in Jewish Studies (JWST201) spring public lecture series, as a guest lecturer in a Jewish Studies course, or in another public forum.

To apply, send the following items in one single document to Kathleen Capallo at

  1. Brief description of the funding request.
  2. Brief explanation of how the research or conference relates to the applicant’s
    research goals or professional activities.
  3. Line-item budget, including any available sources of support either requested or
    already granted for the research or conference.
  4. One-page CV.

Requests will be considered on a rolling basis, but should be submitted at least 30 days before the intended research or conference travel commences.

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For more information contact: Kathleen Capallo

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