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Brandeis University USA Scholarships 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Brandeis University USA Scholarships 2023. The entire application details for the Brandeis University USA Scholarships can be accessed below.


Brandeis University USA Scholarships

Scholarships Opportunities 2023 Applications are now open!

With top-class academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched diversity, the United States offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities to international students that they will not find anywhere else in the world. It has the world’s largest international student population with more than 1,000,000 students choosing the USA to broaden their life experience and educational opportunities. Nearly 5% of higher-level students in the USA are international students from around the world— and the numbers are still growing.

Degree Level:

Brandeis University USA Scholarships | HBI LGBTQ Jewish Studies Research Awards 2022 is available to undertake Research, Ph.D. level programs at Brandeis University.


Available Subjects:

  • Antisemitism
  • Creative Arts (including Research, Performance, Visual, Writing, and Film)
  • Gender and the Holocaust
  • Gender, Jews of Color, and Mizrahi Studies
  • Jewish Feminism and Jews in Feminism
  • Jewish Girlhood Studies
  • Jews, Gender, and Disability Studies
  • LGBTQ Jewish Studies
  • Women’s rights and religious law
  • Yishuv, Contemporary Israel, and Zionism
Scholarship Benefits:Junior grants up to $2,000 are awarded to graduate students enrolled in recognized Ph.D. programs and new scholars — generally within two years of receiving a Ph.D.

Senior grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to established scholars and professionals.

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.

Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.

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Requirements for Proposals

  1. Project Description
    • A research proposal detailing the nature and purpose of the project and the scope of the work. The description should include information on the project’s background, specific objectives, working hypothesis, and methodology. Include a statement detailing the specific component of the project to be funded by the Research Award (1,500-word maximum).
      • Note: If the project includes interviews, attach the interview questions to the project description.
  2. Statement of Contribution
    • Discussion of the relevant literature and explanation of how your project will make an original contribution to the field of Jewish Gender Studies (500-word maximum).
  3. Proposal Summary Form
    • Project Abstract (250 words maximum)
    • Timeline (200 words maximum)
  4. Budget
  5. Personal Information Sheet
  6. Writing Sample
    • A writing sample in English (5–10 pages). Samples can be either published or unpublished.
  7. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    • Four pages are maximum. Work or publications of particular relevance to the research proposal can be starred (**).
  8. Letter of Recommendation and Project Evaluation
    • Junior grant applications only.
  9. Additional Required Information
    • Proposals in Film, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing must include supporting information (see next accordion).

 Additional Requirements for Proposals in the Creative Arts Category

Projects must deal with gender; projects by and about Jewish artists that do not deal with gender, do not meet the criteria. Proposals in Film and Video, Performance Art, Visual Art, and Creative Writing may omit the Statement of Contribution and the Writing Sample but require the materials specified below.

Film and Video

  • Complete film/video treatment
  • Video/DVD excerpt of current project or sample of previous work (Internet link or 2 DVDs)
  • 1–2 reviews of previous work
  • Name of authority in the field who can recommend you and your work.
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Performance Arts

  • Video/DVD/CD excerpt of past performance (Internet link or 2 DVDs)
  • List of potential performance venues
  • 1–2 reviews of previous work
  • Name of authority in the field who can recommend you and your work.

Visual Arts

  • Images of current or past work (electronic versions preferred) (Internet link or 2 CDs)
  • List of potential exhibit sites
  • 1–2 reviews of previous work
  • Name of authority in the field who can recommend you and your work.

Creative Writing

  • 10–20 page writing sample
  • 1–2 reviews of previous work
  • Name of authority in the field who can recommend you and your work.

Deadline: September 16, 2022

Review Process


Research awards are given on the basis of excellence. All proposals are confidential and carefully reviewed by at least two outside experts, and receive a further review from members of the HBI’s Academic Advisory Committee.

Note: HBI Research Awards are considered taxable income. Taxes may be deducted from awards made to non-resident aliens and award recipients who do not file a US tax return.