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Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, established by Lord Rothschild in 2000, continues the philanthropic tradition of the Rothschild family and during the last ten years, the Foundation has supported a range of educational, cultural, heritage and community-based initiatives in over 40 European countries. Now chaired by Sir Victor Blank, the Foundation is currently focusing our activities in academic Jewish studies and Jewish heritage.
The article is derived from the partner Website “Lernen aus der Geschichte”.


The Rothschild family has a long tradition of philanthropy, starting with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) and his five sons. From the very beginning their philanthropy was concerned with ensuring equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups across Europe. Other areas of support have included health care, housing and education.

Any academic institution based in Europe (including Russia, Ukraine and Belarus) that qualifies as a charity under UK charity law can apply for funding. Individuals studying at Europe-based institutions are welcome to submit applications to grant categories where they match the other requisite criteria; students based outside of Europe are ineligible.

Please note:

This year’s deadline for applications to the Academic Jewish Studies in Europe Grant Programme is 6 February 2012. The referees’ deadline is 16 February 2012.

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