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Teaching Grants

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is dedicated to expanding and strengthening Holocaust studies at institutions of higher education around the world. To that end, the Foundation invites applications for grants to support Holocaust instruction. Teaching grants help faculty launch new courses related to the Holocaust or enhance institutional resources to reinforce such courses. In particular, HEF seeks to fund proposals at colleges and universities either where courses in Holocaust studies are not available or where they are in need of further support. Submissions that demonstrate a solid plan to implement the course within two years of receiving the grant, that will sustain the course beyond a single year, that incorporate an event that will reach students across the campus, or that include a financial commitment from the university are especially welcome. For a list of Teaching Grant recipients, see the pages below:


We review funding proposals twice a year. To apply for funding for a course in summer or fall of the following year, we must receive application materials by December 1.  To apply for funding for a spring course in the following year, we must receive materials by June 1.

To apply, please submit the following materials using the online form:

(1) proposal of up to 5 pages

(2) a preliminary syllabus for the proposed course

(3) a CV for each instructor involved in the course

(4) a letter of support from your department chair or supervising administrator (emailed separately to

(5) a budget for the project.

The Foundation is a facilitating organization; it does not prescribe curricula or content.  We require a report at the end of the grant period, including the syllabus for any course created with our support.