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Application Information

Each year, the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) awards Sharon Abramson Research Grants. This year, six awards will be granted. Each grant of $4,000 supports research related to the Holocaust. Doctoral candidates nearing completion of their dissertations and scholars from all disciplines and career stages (including independent scholars) are eligible for this grant, which supports activities conducted during the academic year (September to September) following the award of the grant. Funding does not cover indirect costs (IC) or a facilities and administration (F&A) percentage. The application deadline is early February each year. Applications open in December.

This year's competition is now closed.

To apply, please use this online form to submit the following:

Please upload the following documents as one pdf in the following order (use page breaks between documents and insert your name as a header in the upper right-hand corner of all pages):

Also Required: Two Letters of Recommendation

Please note that recommenders are not automatically notified of this request. Applicants should contact recommenders and instruct them to send their letters to with the subject line “Sharon Abramson Research Grant Recommendation for Name of Applicant.” Letters should be sent as pdf attachments by the application deadline.

HEFNU notifies awardees in April.

Click here for a list of past recipients.

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