Successful Grant Applications

 

Research grants from both public and private sources, travel grants for research purposes, and resource enhancement projects.

 

Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Project title: Disclosing Post-Holocaust and Deportation Exhumations: The Example of the French National Search Mission for Corpses, 1945-1958
Source of funding: British Academy
Amount awarded: £45760
Project dates: 2016-17

Project title: Corpses of genocide and mass violence
Source of funding: European Research Council
Amount awarded: €1.2m, 40% to Manchester (co-recipient: Elisabeth Anstett, École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales - IRIS)
Project dates: 2011-2015

Project title: Diplomats in the aftermath of deportation and the Holocaust
Source of funding: British Academy Small Travel Grant
Amount awarded: £5K
Project dates: September 2010-August 2012

Project title: Research Seminar Series on Israel Studies
Source of funding: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Amount awarded: £1100 (2012) £805 (2013)
Project dates: 2012, 2013

Sophie Garside

Project title: Student support for exchange visits 
Source of funding: British Friends of the Hebrew University 
Amount awarded: 10k 
Project dates: 2013-14

Project title: Student support for exchange visits 
Source of funding: British Friends of the Hebrew University 
Amount awarded: 10k 
Project dates: 2011-12

Cathy Gelbin

Project title: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews
Source of funding: AHRC Fellowship scheme (open call)
Amount awarded: £96,161
Project dates: September 2013-May 2014

Maria Haralambakis

Project title: Moses Gaster’s Contribution to Jewish Studies: A Case Study of his Work on Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Folklore, Magic and Mysticism
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £25K
Project dates: September 2011-August 2012

Project title: Moses Gaster: Ecclectic Scholar
Source of funding: The British Academy
Amount awarded: £211,133
Project dates: 2013-2016

Project title: Moses Gaster's scholarship and collection in a European Context
Source of funding: The Jean Monnet Centre
Amount awarded: £1000
Project dates: 2014

Katharina Keim

Project title: The Samaritan Correspondence of Dr. Moses Gaster
Source of funding: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount awarded: £229,111
Project dates: 2015-18

Project title: Cataloguing Moses Gaster’s correspondence with the Samaritan community in Nablus
Source of funding: John Rylands Research Institute
Amount awarded: £2500
Project dates: 2014

Daniel Langton

Project title: Nature between Science and Religion: Darwin's Jews
Source of funding: Katz Center Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Amount awarded: $30,000
Project dates: Sept - Dec 2017

Project title: The Doubting Jew: Atheism, Jewish Thought and Interfaith Relations
Source of funding: AHRC Leadership Fellow
Amount awarded: £139,964
Project dates: 2016-17

With Alex Samely:
Project title: European Regional Hub in Jewish Studies core funding.
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £269,000
Project dates: 2015-2018

Project title: Representations of Jews and Judaism in the Works of the Methodist theologian Adam Clarke (1762-1832). Researcher: Simon Mayers
Source of funding: John Rylands Research Institute
Amount awarded: £5000
Project dates: May-July 2015

Project title: Conference Colloquia scheme for the annual BAJS conference (BAJS).
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £3000
Project dates: 2015

Project title: Core Funding for the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS).
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £182k
Project dates: 2014-2018

Project title: Darwin's Jews: Evolutionary Theory, Jewish Thought and Interfaith Relations 
Source of funding: Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship 
Amount awarded: £95,122
Project dates: 2013-15

Project title: Melilah funding 
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £1500 
Project dates: 2012-15

Project title: Political Nonconformity in Minority Communities: Representations of the Anglo-Jewish Experience in the Oral Testimony Archive of the Manchester Jewish Museum (with Bill Williams). Ros Livshin was appointed.
Source of funding: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
Amount awarded: £51k
Project dates: 2010-2013

Project title: Nathan Laski internet resource centre
Source of funding: Nathan Laski Trust
Amount awarded: 2000
Project dates: 2011-13

Project title: Research Seminar Series on Israel Studies
Source of funding: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Amount awarded: £1100 (2012) £805 (2013)
Project dates: 2012, 2013

Jan Lorenz

Project title: Research fellowship 'Becoming oneself, becoming another. Conversion to Judaism in contemporary Poland'
Source of funding: European Jewish Foundation
Amount awarded: £30,000
Project dates: Sept 2014-Aug 2015

Ion Popa

Project title: Rescue, Indifference and Everything Else In-between: the Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania, 1938-1948 EXTENSION
Source of Funding: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, New York
Amount awarded: $20,000
Project dates: 1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2018.

Project title: Rescue, Indifference and Everything Else In-between: the Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania, 1938-1948
Source of Funding: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, New York
Amount awarded: $20,000
Project dates: 1 Sept 2016 - 31 Aug 2017.

Alex Samely

With Daniel Langton:
Project title: European Regional Hub in Jewish Studies core funding.
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation
Amount awarded: £269,000
Project dates: 2015-2018

Project title: Modern Reading Habits and the Hebrew Bible: Developing a Multi-disciplinary Methodology
Source of Funding: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Amount awarded: £2660
Project dates: 2013-14

Project title: Catalogue of Gaster's Correspondence with Samaritans
Source of Funding: John Rylands Research Institute
Amount awarded: £2500
Project dates: 2014

Project title: Typology of Pseudepigraphic and Anonymous Jewish Literature, c. 200 BCE to c. 700 CE
Source of funding: AHRC Large Project
Amount awarded: £578k
Project dates: 2007-2012

Renate Smithuis

Project title: Abulafia's Secrets of the Torah in the Kabbalistic Library of Pico della Mirandola (1463-94)
Source of funding: British Academy Small Grant
Amount awarded: £10k
Project dates: 2014-2015

Project title: Rylands Hebraica Catalogue project
Source of funding: European Jewish Foundation
Amount awarded: £120k
Project dates: 2015-2018

 

DOCTORAL AWARDS

1. Hedva Abel

Project title: Aspects of the Lemmatic and Thematic Coherence of the Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael
Source of funding: AHRC Doctoral Award (Project Samely)
Amount awarded: £51k
Project dates 2008–11

2. Francesca Frazer

Project title: Samuel Sandmel: Post-Holocaust US Communal Leader, New Testament Scholar, and Pioneer in Jewish-Christian Relations
Source of funding: AHRC Doctoral
Award Amount awarded: £51k
Project dates: 2010-2013

3. Katharina Keim

Project title: The Aggadot of the Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer and their relation to Second Temple Judaism
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation Doctoral Fellowship
Amount awarded: £12k
Project dates: September 2011-August 2012

4. Simon Mayers

Project title: From “the Pharisee” to “the Zionist Menace”: Myths, Stereotypes and Constructions of the Jew in English Catholic Discourse (1896-1929)
Source of funding: AHRC Doctoral Award
Amount awarded: £51k
Project dates: 2009-2012

5. Ion Popa

Project title: A History of Denial: The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust, 1938-present
Source of funding: Saul Kagan Claims Conference Advanced Shoah Studies Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York
Amount awarded: $25k
Project dates: 2012–2013

6. Aron Sterk

Project title: The Epistola Anne ad Senecam: Text and Historical Setting
Source of funding: AHRC Doctoral Award (Project Samely)
Amount awarded: £51k
Project dates: 2009–2012

7. Ros Livshin

Project title: Political Non-Conformity in Minority Communities: Representations of the Anglo-Jewish Experience in the Oral Testimony Archives of the Manchester Jewish Museum Amount awarded: £51k
Source of funding: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
Project dates: 2011–2014

8. Marton Ribary

Project title: The beginnings of legal abstraction in the Rabbinic "study house" and the Roman "law school"
Source of funding: ESRC Doctoral Award (tuition fees), SALC Graduate Scholarship, PhD fellowship of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung 
Project dates: 2013-2016

9. Tereza Ward

Project title: Social and Religious Jewish Non-conformity: Representations of the Anglo-Jewish Experience in the Oral Testimony Archive of the Manchester Jewish Museum: £42k
Source of funding: European Jewish foundation Archival Doctoral Fellowship
Project dates: 2014–2017