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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.

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.  The Foundation is a facilitating organization; it does not prescribe curricula or content. 


Applications for 2023-2024 Teaching Grants have closed. 


To apply, please submit the following materials using the online form:

  1. Title of proposed course (up to 100 characters)
  2. Grant proposal (up to 750 words)
  3. Preliminary syllabus for the proposed course
  4. CVs for each instructor involved in the course
  5. Budget for the project
  6. Letter of support from the Department Head or Supervising Administrator (please request that letter writer email letter, as a pdf attachment, by application deadline, to, with subject: Teaching Grant Recommendation for NAME) 
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