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Apply for a 2019 Sharon Abramson Research Grant

The application period for the 2019 Sharon Abramson Research Grant is now closed. Questions about the grant can be directed to

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition.  HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the Holocaust are eligible for this grant. We encourage applications in all disciplines. Grants are for support of activities to be conducted between September 2019 and August 2020.  All applications must be received by February 1, 2019.

To apply please upload the following application materials using this online form:

  • A project statement (1500 word max.)
  • The applicant’s CV (4 pages max.)
  • A budget or indication of how the funds would be spent
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed separately by recommenders to with the subject line “Sharon Abramson Research Grant Recommendation for Name of Applicant”)

HEF will notify awardees in March 2019. Applicants can contact with questions about their application status.

Click here for a list of past recipients.

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