This grant supports travel costs for Jewish heritage professionals who are attending professional conferences or training.

Support is available for a staff member working in a European Jewish museum, or with a European Jewish collection to attend a professional conference, participate in a seminar or conduct a specific site visit within Europe.

Applications for our Travel Grant are open throughout the year. Please refer to our Important dates page for submission and decision dates.

Before beginning your application, please read the information below or download it as a PDF.

You can also download a sample application form and a step-by-step ‘Guidance to submitting an application online’.

Application Guidance

Level and duration of support

Up to £1000 is available to cover costs and reimbursement will be made against receipts.

Eligible costs

The following costs can be included as part of the grant:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Conference fee

We support a wide variety of projects at different stages of development, including stand-alone initiatives and new aspects of an existing project. However, we do not fund retroactively. This means we will not consider a request for funding for an activity that has already happened or is scheduled to happen while the application for funding is being considered.

eligibility criteria

Funds will be awarded to Jewish heritage professionals who:

  • Work professionally in a museum that has a significant Jewish collection
    • the work may be part-time but should be at least 16 hours per week.
  • Are based in a European country – including Belarus, Russia and Ukraine
  • Have at least 6 months of experience working professionally in the field of Jewish heritage

Application Procedure

Applications can only be submitted via our online application process. We do not accept applications by mail or email.

Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of the grant category page to begin your application.

The first time you login, you will need to create an account with an email and a password. Please keep a note of your login information as you will need it to access your application form on future visits.

Once you have set up your online account you can access it on the below.

When completing the application form, make sure to switch your web browser language settings to English if necessary.

Timeline for notification

You should expect notification via email letting you know whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful. For Spring grant rounds you will receive confirmation in late July or early August. For Autumn grant rounds you will receive confirmation in early January.

If your application is approved, you will receive an official Grant Offer Letter together with an Award Agreement which you will need to e-sign and return with the necessary supporting documentation.

Please ensure you add echosign@echosign.com to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications.

Application Queries

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice as you prepare your application.

For queries relating to this grant category please contact: Dr Brigitte Sion (b.sion@rothschildfoundation.eu)

For any other information including technical support please contact info@rothschildfoundation.eu