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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Institutions for Projects Focusing on Jewish History in the Southern USA

Southern Jewish Historical Society (SJHS) Grants

GrantWatch ID# 181497

Funding Source
Southern Jewish Historical Society (SJHS)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals and institutions for projects exploring, presenting, and preserving Jewish history in the Southern United States. Grants are available for preservation projects, for travel to conduct research, and for the completion of projects related to Southern Jewish History.

SJHS offers the following grants:

  • The Project Completion Grant is intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Southern Jewish history. Grants are intended to cover production or completion expenses such as the editing or indexing of a publication, costs related to illustrations or photo permissions, the production of a media project, or the fabrication of exhibits. 
  • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter Grants assist scholars and independent researchers with travel and other expenses related to conducting research in Southern Jewish history. Graduate students completing doctoral dissertations are particularly encouraged to apply. A Kanter grant also is available for research into Florida Jewish history.
  • The Scott and Donna Langston Archival Grant supports projects aiming to preserve archival materials related to Southern Jewish history, either in secure repositories or in digital format.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
In the past, funding has been awarded to individuals, institutions, museums, synagogues, libraries, and historical societies.

SJHS does not support indirect costs (“overhead”) for items such as salaries of existing employees, utilities, office space, etc., so please limit requests to items that are direct costs of the project.

Project Completion Grants may not be used to fund research or travel.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for applications to all grant programs is March 15, 2023.

You should receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of your application within one week of submission. Since applications occasionally go astray, if you do not receive a confirmation within one week after submission, please send a follow-up email to make sure the application was received.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grants typically range from $500 to $2000.

Term of Contract
Grant recipients will be contacted nine to 12 months after the award to provide a brief, written update about use of the funds.

Contact Information
Please send the application materials as an email attachment in Word or PDF format to the chair of the grants committee, Phyllis Leffler at sends e-mail) with “SJHS Grant Application” and your last name in the subject field.

Southern Jewish Historical Society
PO Box 71601
Marietta, GA 30007-1601

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