Research Grants

The Boniuk Institute awards research grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or faculty at Rice University in support of research relating to course development and support, research, speaker funds, writing, and experiential learning projects focused on religious tolerance with a public or youth education component as an output.

Funded grant projects focus primarily or substantially on religious tolerance and include a public or youth education component as an output. Applications from all disciplines and methodologies are considered for this award.


2020-2021 Research Grant Recipients

May 2020

Research grants were awarded in May 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year and a brief description of this project can be found below. Funding will conclude in June 2020, after which findings will be made available online.

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Jewish Constructions of the Avant-Garde in Argentina and Brazil, 1930-1960

Rachel G. Mohl Graduate Student, Department of Art History

This project seeks to counteract the prejudice that Jews resist nationalistic tendencies. The researcher will attempt to demonstrate how Jewish cosmopolitan ideas directly contribute to the formation of a national discourse that is open and tolerant, promoting a religious tolerance and literacy with broad implications for a large public audience.

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