Faculty Grants in Jewish Studies


Contributed by Rebecca Lesses

The Ithaca College Jewish studies program invites applications for the 2012-2013 academic year from faculty and staff for funding in support of your teaching and research in any area related to Jewish history or culture – broadly defined to include all academic disciplines.

We especially encourage studies and projects which do any of the following: cross disciplinary boundaries; illuminate Jewish cultural diversity; or investigate historical and contemporary encounters and relationships between Jews and other cultural groups.

Curriculum development might include the creation of a new course focused on a topic related to Jewish studies, or it might involve the introduction or enhancement of Jewish-related content in appropriate courses or in the curriculum as a whole.


Support is available for ongoing research projects or for the initiation of new ones.


Applications are welcomed from any interested faculty and staff member. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2012, for the fall semester and March 15, 2013, for the spring semester. Applications will be reviewed by the Jewish Studies Steering Committee on a rolling basis, and candidates will be informed of the results as soon as decisions are made.



For further information or to request an application form contact Rebecca Lesses, coordinator of Jewish studies, Muller 307 (274-3556, rlesses@ithaca.edu), or visit the Faculty Grants section of the Jewish Studies website.

We invite all interested faculty and staff to join us in contributing to a curriculum and a scholarly community at IC that accepts, reflects, and celebrates cultural diversity.