Grant: International Council of Jewish Women – $2000 Research Prize

Grant: International Council of Jewish Women – $2000 Research Prize

AAR-SW Friends,

The International Council of Jewish Women is now accepting applications for its third Women’s Research Prize. The research prize awards $2000 to an early career researcher contributing to the study of Jewish women. Interested applicants may view the International Council of Jewish Women’s website or contact the organization directly at Below I have attached the original call for applications.

The ICJW Women’s Research Prize 2017 will honor a woman who is an early career researcher and who has made an outstanding contribution in original research on a topic that:

  • Advances an understanding of the role of Jewish women and their contribution as leaders in their communities and in Jewish society;
  • Addresses a way to improve the situation of Jewish women and analyzes their effectiveness  in the world; and/or
  • Evaluates the place of women within the predominantly male leadership structures in Jewish life.

The award consists of a USD $2000 honorarium. The winner will be expected to speak at the ICJW’s Herczeg Jewish Education Conference in Israel in May 2017 and her travel expenses to Israel will be covered. A summary of her research will be posted on the ICJW website.

Leah Aharonov, Past President of ICJW, who heads the Women’s Research Prize committee, explains: “We know that there is much still to be learned about the role of Jewish women and from the role of Jewish women in Jewish life. The International Council of Jewish Women views this prize as a vehicle of recognition for those academics who have chosen to delve deeper into these topics, within the broader context of highlighting the significance and effectiveness of Jewish women within their communities.”

Priority will be given to research that has practical application, offering recommendations for specific programs that could be subsequently implemented. The research should have already been completed or be near completion, and must be original work that has not been submitted to any corporation or non-profit other than an institution of higher learning. Preference will be given towards research conducted as part of a doctoral degree, but theses towards a Master’s degree may be submitted. Submissions must be made in English; however the research itself may have been written in English, Hebrew, Spanish, or French. Submissions must be received by December 1, 2016. The prize will be awarded in May 2017.

For more information and an application form, please email

The International Council of Jewish Women represents Jewish women’s organizations in 34 countries. ICJW has consultative status at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and maintains permanent delegations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Paris. ICJW is also represented at the Council of Europe, the European Women’s Lobby, the International Council of Women, the World Jewish Congress, and many other international and regional organizations. Among the issues they champion are human rights, Jewish legal rights for women, opposing domestic violence and human trafficking, fighting anti-Semitism and racism, and encouraging interfaith dialogue between women around the world. For more information, visit

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