Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
1155 East 60th Street, Room 302A
Chicago, IL 60637

Graduate Research and Travel Grants - Summer 2022

Graduate Research and Travel Grants
Summer 2022

Note: Before applying for summer funding please check the University travel guidance. Students applying for travel grants from the Greenberg Center must comply with University guidance in order to receiving funding.

The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce its annual competition for graduate research and travel grants for projects in Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: University of Chicago Ph.D. students in all Divisions and Schools.

Scope: The Greenberg Center awards grants to students to support their work in any area of Jewish Studies. Eligible expenses include (1) research travel and materials, and (2) advanced foreign language study in an accredited program (beyond the level offered by the University during the four quarters of the academic year). Because funds are limited, priority will be given to proposals in the order listed. Students may combine their awards with funding from other sources to cover expenses. Students who receive FLAS grants can apply for additional funding to cover travel and housing costs.

Application: Applications must be submitted via email no later than Friday, April 29, 2022 to Center administrator, Nancy Pardee ( Materials must be sent as Word or PDF files.

The application materials must include:
1. GCJS Cover Sheet
2. Project proposal (no longer than two pages)
3. Rough budget covering the entire trip and demonstrating the use of the total amount being requested
4. Current CV
5. Letter of recommendation from the student’s primary faculty advisor
5. E-mail from the student’s departmental director of graduate studies stating that the student is in good standing

Award: Grants will be awarded by May 20, 2022. The number of awards and the amount of each award will be based on the needs of the strongest applicants. Grant funds should be used by December 9, 2022.

Post-award report: All awardees must submit a one-page report by January 13, 2023.  The report must (1) detail the use of funds and include receipts, (2) describe research progress during the grant period, and (3) explain the impact of the grant funds on that research.

For more information, contact Nancy Pardee at