Grant Program has been launched in 2017. 16 applications have been supported since the beginning.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 'Sefer’ Center International Grant for the Research on History and Culture of Russian Jewry in Different Historical Periods.

Grant winners in 2018:

Faculty Research Grants:
  • Zalkin, Mordechai (Ben-Gurion University, Full Professor, Israel). Project title: «Deborah Romm: Innovator, Businesswoman, and Agent of Culture»
  • Zelenina, Galina (Russian State University for the Humanities, PhD in History, Russia). Project title: ", ":
  • Reed, Andrew (Brigham Young University, Assistant Professor, USA). Project title: Contested Identity: D. A. Khvolson, Ritual Murder, and the Battle for Tolerance in Late Imperial Russia
  • Le Foll, Claire (University of Southampton, Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and Culture, Great Britain). Project title: Building a multicultural Belarus: interactions between Jews and non-Jews in Interwar
  • Soviet Belarus, 1918-1939
Post-Graduate Students Research Grants:
  • Gulakova, Maria (National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, PhD student, Russia). Project title: (1903-1917)
  • Kuznetsova, Ekaterina (University of Regensburg, PhD student, Germany). Project title: 1920–1930-
  • Vasiutinskaya-Shapira, Daria (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, PhD candidate). Project title:Avraham Firkowicz, the Northern Caucasus, and the First Firkowicz Collection of Manuscripts;
  • Oreshina, Iulia (Georgian-American University, Tbilisi, Geogia, MA). Project title: : (1953 - 1982)

Grant winners in 2017:

Faculty Research Grants:
  • Waysband, Edward (Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Russian and Polish Studies, The University of Caen, Normandy, PhD) Project title: Russian Literary and Press Responses to Polish-Jewish Tensions at the Beginning of World War I
  • Rashkovskiy, Boris (All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Comprehensive Research Department, Religious Studies Group, Senior Researcher, Ph.D.) Project title: Khazaria in Jewish Sources of the 10th-16th Centuries
  • Rebrova, Irina (Center for Anti-Semitism Studies at the Technical University of Berlin, Ph.D.) Project title: Remembrance of the Holocaust in the North Caucasus: Discourse Analysis of the Official Soviet Documents
  • Sperber, Haim (Western Galilee College, Israel, PhD). Project title: Those who stayed behind - the impact of immigration on Jewish women and Jewish family in Eastern Europe 18901914
Post-Graduate Students Research Grants:
  • Bilous, Larysa (doctoral student, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada). Project title: Jews in Wartime Urban Space: Ethnic Mobilization and the Formation of a New Political Identity in Kyiv, 1914-1918
  • Slater, Isaac (doctoral student, Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought Ben-Gurion University, Israel). Project title: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Shmuel Alexandrov
  • Strakhova, Anastasiia (doctoral student, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, US). Project title: Unexpected Allies: Imperial Russian Support of Jewish Emigration at the Time of Its Legal Ban, 18811914
  • Fishel, Alexandra (doctoral student, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Kiev, Ukaraine). Project title: Jewish Epigraphic Monuments of the Necropolis near XV-XIX Century Chufut-Kale as a Historical and Cultural Source
Congratulations to our colleagues!
This grant is awarded with the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.