The Yerusha database is built by projects funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. Grants are available to support the identification, location and surveying of Jewish and Jewish-related documents within a defined geographical region. These projects may focus on municipal, regional, state, community, ecclesiastical or private archives. Preference will be given to projects that aim to survey a wide swathe of archives on a less-detailed level rather than those projects that are focused too narrowly. The purpose of Yerusha is to achieve an overview and broad understanding of the scope of the material, hence projects should reflect this aim. Grants of up to £30,000 per annum for up to 3-5 years are available for Yerusha surveys. In exceptional circumstances, larger grants may be available.
All grants will be conditional on grantees adopting the Yerusha Data Set. This will ensure consistency and ease their eventual incorporation into the Yerusha database. The data set can be downloaded from here.
This is a preliminary application form. After submission, you will be informed in due course if your project will be invited to a second application round during which you will be requested to fill out an extended form.