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Israel Studies Research Grants Awarded

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies announces five research awards in Israel Studies. Applications were evaluated by Director Martin Eichenbaum together with Assistant Director of Jewish Studies Claire Sufrin and Associate Director of Israel Studies Elie Rekhess. For applications in which a member of the committee had a direct interest, that member recused himself from the deliberations.

 Congratulations to: 

  • Peter Fenves (Department of German), "Space and Speech in Jewish Thought”
  • Sara Monoson (Departments of Political Science and Classics), Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies and other events in Israel
  • Aaron Packman (McCormick School of Engineering), “Global Trek: Water in Israel”
  • Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Department of History), "Trumpeldor, the Russian Military, and Jewish Self-Defense"
  • Claire Sufrin (Jewish Studies Program), "Storytelling and Meaning Making: Jewish Literature and Jewish Thought"
  • Sera Young (Department of Anthropology), “Tools to Measure Water Insecurity in Israel”

 See below to apply for 2018-19 grants in Israel Studies.

Israel Studies Research Grants Available

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies invites students and faculty from across Northwestern University to submit applications for grants in support of research in the field of Israel Studies. For more information please click here.

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