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Application Information

As part of HEFNU's mission to increase the number of Holocaust-related courses on college campuses, the Foundation accepts applications for grants to support Holocaust instruction. In particular, HEFNU seeks to fund proposals at colleges and universities where courses in Holocaust studies are not available or where they are in need of further support. Proposals that demonstrate a solid plan to implement the course within two years of receiving the grant, that will sustain the course beyond a single year, that incorporate an event that will reach students across the campus, and/or that include a financial commitment from the university are especially welcome.

We consider applications to fund any phase of course preparation from professional development to implementation. We also welcome proposals to expand library offerings for students taking courses about the Holocaust, to support bringing a speaker to campus, or other ideas that offer knowledge about the Holocaust on your campus. Funding does not cover indirect costs (IC) or a facilities and administration (F&A) percentage.

HEFNU accepts proposals for Teaching Grants for courses proposed for the following academic year. The application period opens in October. The deadline is in early December.

The 2021 application period is closed. 

Grants are typically in amounts up to $4,000. Projects may have larger budgets, but grantees need to find additional funding. We require a report at the end of the grant period and request a final syllabus once the course is taught.

To apply, during the open application period, please submit the following items via the online form:

(1)          title of proposed course

(2)          a proposal of up to 750 words 

(3)          a preliminary syllabus for the proposed course 

(4)          a CV for each instructor involved in the course 

(5)          a letter of support from the department head or supervising administrator (please send separately to with subject: Teaching Grant Recommendation for NAME)

(6)          a budget for the project.


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