Doctoral grants for Jewish Studies
The Fondation for the Memory of the Shoah and the Foundation for French Judaism offer a program to support Jewish Studies in France.
Each year, they award four doctoral grants to students in France or abroad writing in French.
Recipients receive a stipend of €1,200 a month for a maximum of 12 months, renewable once subject to the acceptance of a new application. The first stipend is paid on the first September 15 following the application’s acceptance.
- History of Jewish languages and Hebrew
- Biblical and rabbinical studies
- History and archeology
- Ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophy and literature
- Jewish art (specialties: “religious art” and “Jewish sources in art”)
- Sociology of contemporary Judaism (education sciences, ethnology, anthropology)
- Political science and international relations
Three of the four grants that may be awarded are in the following areas: Hebrew or Hebrew literature (one grant), Jewish history (one grant), art or archeology (one grant).
- Applicants must be enrolled in a thesis program at the time of application. University supervision is also required for applicants requesting research grants.
- Two letters of recommendation from academics (including the thesis director) must accompany the application.
Knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish languages is indispensable for topics requiring access to primary and secondary sources in those languages.
A grant may be renewed once. The renewal terms are the same as those for the first application. A detailed report on the work’s progress must accompany the renewal application.
An academic committee reviews the applications.
Its members are Mireille Hadas-Lebel (president), Jean Baumgarten, Isabelle Cohen, Paul Fenton, Jean-Pierre Rothschild, Judith Schlanger, Nathalie Serfaty, Perrine Simon-Nahum and Daniel Tollet.
Applying for funding
Before applying, please read the complete procedure and contact us to make sure your project is eligible.
- Call for projects (pdf, in French)
- Application form (doc, in French)
Next closing date : Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the deadline has been postponed to a still undetermined date.
Applications must be received at least three months before the project starts (except research grant applications).
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.
Project manager : Mrs Isabelle Cohen
Assistant : Mrs Léna Talvy
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 63 20