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Application for Project Grant
SJI Mission statement: “The Sino-Judaic Institute (SJI) is a non-denominational, non-political and non-profit organization, which was founded in 1985 by a group of international scholars and lay persons for the purpose of promoting understanding between Chinese and Jewish peoples, and to encourage and develop their cooperation in matters of mutual historic and cultural interest.”
In accordance with the above Mission statement, and with respect to SJI’s established priority areas of interests and concerns, SJI will entertain applications for grants in support of specific, definable research, publication & conference projects on an occasional basis. These priority interests include, but are not limited to, the historical Jewish communities of Kaifeng, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin & Tianjin, as well as contemporary foci of Sino-Judaic cross-cultural contacts such as adoptions, diasporas, literature, and religion.
The maximum amount of any single, board-approved grant will not exceed US$5,000.00 a year/per project. No more than three (3) grants will be awarded within any one fiscal year. Proposals primarily for travel expenses are not encouraged. At the conclusion of any approved project, SJI requires a final project report and, if appropriate, a copy of the project itself for our records. SJI support must be credited formally in any completed project.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants may be either individuals or not-for-profit organizations, and should complete a grant proposal based on the guidelines below and submit the completed materials to:
The Grants Review Committee, which includes the SJI treasurer and no less than three (3) other board members, will process all applications. The review committee may, if it so wishes, consult with any other SJI member(s), if such additional views and/or expertise is deemed of value to the evaluation process. Following written recommendation by the review committee, consideration of all applications within any given fiscal year will be an agenda item at the SJI annual meeting. However, the SJI president may convene an e-conference of the board at any time for any particular project(s) should he/she deem it appropriate.
Guidelines for Written Grant Proposal
A. Proposal Summary (Two pages maximum):
- Please summarize the context & purpose of your project activity, and how it supports the mission & objectives of SJI.
- Briefly explain why you are requesting this grant, what qualifies you for this project and what do you hope to achieve.
- Please explain how you will measure/assess the effectiveness of your project activities. Describe your criteria for a successful project, and the results you expect to have achieved by the end of the funding period.
- Who is the primary audience?
B. Required Attachments
- Financial Information
- Operating line-expense budget for entire project.
- List of foundation, corporate & individual supports already committed to your project (including amounts).
- Other sources for funding, and, to the best of your knowledge, the status of your proposal with each.
C. Personal Information
- C.V. of project leader/manager.
- One-page bio-sketches of all participating assistances, staff and other cooperators.
- Maximum of two (2) samples of articles/reviews of your own research.
- Three (3) professional/academic references (including contact addresses).