NCIS Grants

NCIS members can apply for several forms of funding:

  • NCIS Conference Support Grants
  • NCIS Research Grants
  • Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize
  • Pass-through grants administered by NCIS

 

NCIS CONFERENCE SUPPORT AND RESEARCH GRANTS

To qualify for an NCIS Conference Support Grant or an NCIS Research Grant, an applicant must have been a Full Member (or president of an affiliate group) in good standing for a minimum of 18 consecutive months at the date of the grant award deadline. Associate members are not eligible for these grants.

Conference Support Grant

Research Grant

  • October 1:      November Award
  • April 1:            May Award

Members will be reminded about these grants on or about September 1 and March 1, but applications are accepted throughout the year. Please check the guidelines before applying.

If you have any queries feel free to contact us at grants@ncis.org.

Beginning in 2019, we are adding an extra grant cycle, thanks to the generosity of the Center for Independent Study (CIS) in New Haven, which served the independent scholar community from 1977–2017.

 

ELIZABETH EISENSTEIN ESSAY PRIZE

[Sponsored by NCIS and the family of Professor Eisenstein]

Elizabeth Eisenstein Prize is awarded annually for the best academic journal article or book chapter published by a member of NCIS. The article must have been published in a peer reviewed journal or edited academic book within the last two years, and all authors must be memb​ers of NCIS, whether the authorship is single or multiple.

The prize brings the winner an honorarium of $350. Subject to the relevant permissions, the winning essay will be reprinted in The Independent Scholar.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, and NCIS members wishing to submit a published article for consideration should send a copy of the article to the Chairperson of the Awards Committee at grants@ncis.org as a PDF attachment to an email, to arrive by the stated deadline. An article may only be submitted once for the Eisenstein Prize.

The Eisenstein Prize was established in April 1993 and is named for Elizabeth Lewisohn Eisenstein (1923–2016), professor of History at American University and the University of Michigan, and mother of Margaret DeLacy, one of NCIS’s founders, in recognition of Professor Eisenstein's long-standing support of NCIS.

NCIS ADMINISTERED GRANTS

Dorbrecht Grants

Dorbrecht Grants, funded through the Orphiflamme Foundation and the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, these organizations fund NCIS member research on Judaism and Yoga and the intersections of these disciplines, and will continue until the Dorbrecht funds are exhausted. Recipients must be members of NCIS at Full or Associate level, but can apply immediately after membership has been granted.

Other Pass-Through Grants NCIS administers other grants that fund individuals at the discretion of donors who wish to remain anonymous. Recipients must be members of NCIS at Full or Associate level, but can apply immediately after membership has been granted.at Full or Associate level, but can apply immediately after membership has been granted.

Can we help you with a third-party grant? Because NCIS holds a not-for-profit status, NCIS may administer pass-through grants that require an institution. Recipients must be members of NCIS at Full or Associate level, but can apply immediately after membership has been granted.

For more information please contact us at grants@ncis.org

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