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Travel Grants & Awards


Since 2009, the AJS has awarded more than $165,000 in travel grant funding to its members. The AJS remains committed to supporting wide participation in the conference. In particular, the AJS seeks to support untenured faculty, graduate students, independent scholars without full-time employment, and international scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference travel. All those interested in applying for a Travel Grant listed in section A should submit the Travel Grant Application Form by Thursday, August 31, 2017. The application form and additional information will be forthcoming in July.

Except if otherwise noted below, only those who are presenting a traditional 15 – 20 minute panel paper or a digital humanities workshop presentation are eligible to apply. Also, anyone who received an AJS travel grant in 2016 must wait until 2018 to apply for another grant. Please also note specific eligibility requirements for each travel grant program. Awards will be announced by early October.

Questions? Contact Ilana Abramovitch, Conference Program Associate, at If you wish to contribute to the AJS Conference Travel Grant Fund, please click here.

Travel Grants for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Independent Scholars, Administered by AJS

Travel Grants for European Scholars
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Travel Grants for Polish and Eastern European Scholars

Other Travel Grant Opportunities

AJS Women's Caucus Travel Grant
Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant sponsored by the HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute)