The IAJGS Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant Committee for 2017 has been established. The purpose of the committee is to review the grant applications and recommend the 2017 IAJGS Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and John Stedman Memorial Fund Award recipients. The Committee members include:

Chair Todd Knowles Utah
Janice Sellers California
Hazel Boon Canada
The call for applications is now open. The purpose of the Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and John Stedman Memorial Fund Award is to encourage non-profit institutions or organizations, Jewish or not, to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern, widely considered to be the dean of American Jewish genealogy, and his efforts to increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The available grant is in the amount of $3,000 USD, subject to board and membership approval. Additionally, the IAJGS received a grant from the estate of Jon Stedman to honor his late father, John Stedman, an avid and accomplished genealogist. A special $3,000 USD grant will also be available in the memory of John Stedman under the Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant for 2017.

These grants are recommended by the Committee and must be approved by the IAJGS board of directors and the IAJGS membership at the IAJGS Annual Meeting held during the annual IAJGS conference. The grants are announced at the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Nominations may be made by an individual or group, IAJGS member society or non-member, or self nominated. The Committee can proactively pursue additional nominees. Please refer to /awards/iajgs-award-nominations/ for the Nomination Rules and Grant Criteria. At /awards/rabbi-malcolm-stern-grant/ there is a list of past Grant Award Recipients. At /awards/stern-nomination-form/ is the Grant Nomination Form.

The deadline for submission of the Grant Nomination Form and supporting documentation is 26 May 2017 at 7pm EDT.