Please note that the IHRA will pause its grant program in 2021/2022 to allow for a review of the program's impact and identify suitable directions for future grant cycles.


IHRA grants are awarded to projects which aim to safeguard the historical record (including sites, testimony and archival materials) of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion.

Learn more about the IHRA Grant Projects for 2021.

What we fund

The IHRA’s Grant Strategy funds projects in the field of education, remembrance and research with the following objectives:

  • To increase capacity of governments and non-governmental institutions to safeguard the record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and to counter distortion.
  • To encourage the international exchange of good practices and promote historically-informed policymaking.
  • To develop educational approaches that enhance awareness of the continuing relevance of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma for the present and the future.

Do you have a project idea that you think would fit? Please consult the Grant Strategy Guidelines for more details on what we fund and how to apply.

Our funding application period runs from September to January each year.

How to apply

Those who wish to apply for an IHRA grant should contact the IHRA Program Officer ( well in advance of the application deadline, to announce their intention of applying for funding.

Please consider the following:

  • Only online applications are accepted.
  • Applications must be made using the IHRA Grant Programme's online application portal
  • Applicants must register through the IHRA’s online application system and complete the project summary and the budget sections by 22 January 2021.
  • All other sections can be modified until 5 February.
  • Please note that it is not possible to create an account after 22 January.
  • Applications must be received by 5 February, 23:59 CET.

Applicants can view a preview of the application system before beginning their online application. 

Applicants should use the following letter template for recommendation letters.


Note: Applicants aiming to submit and carry out projects related to distortion are strongly encouraged to draw on and make use of the IHRA’s working definition on Holocaust denial and distortion. Issues such as countering Holocaust distortion are complex and nuanced, and to guide the work in this area, the IHRA also made available online a paper on Holocaust distortion and denial.


All enquiries about funding can be directed to the Program Officer (

Grant projects database

Please refer to our comprehensive database for examples of grant projects the IHRA has funded in years past.