Research Awards (2017-18)
Research Awards 2017-18
$2,500 “Ignition Grant” for MA/Doctoral Theses
in Memory of Harvey Krueger
$1,500 Prize for Genealogical Research
in Memory of Chava Agmon
Harvey Krueger of New York (died April 2017) was an early proponent of the concept of an academic center for the study of Jewish Genealogy and a totally committed supporter of the Genealogical Institute from its inception in 2004. His warmth, encouragement and generosity made the Institute come about.
In his memory, IIJG is offering an “ignition grant” of $2,500 to young scholars about to embark on or already preparing MA or doctoral theses on any aspect of Jewish Genealogy.
Chava Agmon was a pioneer of Jewish Genealogy in Israel. She deposited her research papers on the Karo/Caro Family in the Institute’s Kaplan Repository, located in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
In her memory, IIJG has created a prize of $1,500 for completed but unpublished research work into Jewish Genealogy.
Entries will be judged by their originality and the extent to which they expand the horizons of Jewish genealogical research in the arts and/or the exact sciences.
In July 2018, IIJG announced that Dr. Alexander Avram had been awarded the Chava Agmon Prize.
Click here for full announcement and abstract of Dr. Avram’s work