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Policies & FAQs

The deadline for submitting proposals for the AJS 49th Annual Conference has passed. Notifications will be sent out early August regarding the status of proposals.

Policies for Submitting a Proposal

Do's and Don'ts
Graduate Student Presentations
Proposals from Scholars / Professionals Outside of Jewish Studies
Session Sponsorship

How to Submit Online

Submission
Required Payments
Divisions
Abstract
Individual Paper Proposal
Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities Workshop Proposal
Lightning Session Proposal
Session Proposal
Confirmation
Notification

AJS Membership Dues and Conference Fees

I’m having trouble with the payment site for membership dues or conference registration.
Why will my membership begin in September if I am paying my dues now?
My AJS membership is current. Do I still need to pay dues now?
Why do I need to pay membership dues and conference fees before I submit a proposal?
I have already purchased my membership for the upcoming year, but I am unable to log-in to the submission system. What should I do?
I have already paid my conference registration fee, but I am unable to log-in to the submission system. What should I do?
I have already paid both fees required (conference registration fee and membership dues), but I am unable to log-in to the submission system. What should I do?
I am concerned that I won't have travel funding from my institution to attend the conference. What should I do?
Why do I need to pay extra if I want the Program Book mailed to me in advance?
I am a graduate student but will be defending my dissertation before the conference. Do I pay my fees as a student or as a professional member?
I have a postdoctoral fellowship. Do I pay my fees as a student or as a professional member?

Conference Proposal Submission

What is the difference between a session and a division?
What is a "respondent”?
How many individuals from a single institution can be in a session?
I can’t log in to the submission system. What should I do?
How do I submit a proposal for a roundtable?
I am a graduate student and want to either submit a paper proposal or organize a session. What are the requirements for graduate student submission?
I didn't receive a message confirming my online submission. Does this matter?
I want to submit a proposal but am new to the field and don't know of anyone organizing a session. What should I do?
May I request a day and time for my presentation?
I am organizing a session and am unable to add my session participants online. What should I do?
I don’t yet have a chair or a respondent for my session; can I still submit my proposal?
I want to organize a session but don't have enough panelists. What should I do?
I want to organize a session (panel, roundtable, seminar, meeting). Can I get the proposal started and have the participants enter their own information?
Can I start to submit a proposal and complete it later?

Additional Policies

Audio-Visual Equipment
The Evaluation Process
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Conference Standards

Proposal Review

What is the evaluation process?
What can hold up my proposal and prevent its consideration by the Division Chairs and Program Committee?
When and how will I be notified if my proposal was accepted or rejected?
If my paper is rejected will I be refunded both fees I paid (conference registration fee and membership dues)?

Conference Participation

May I participate in more than one session at the conference?

Presentation Equipment

Are LCD projectors available for presenters?
I'm not sure what AV equipment I will need for my paper/session? Can I estimate and change the request later?
What is the AJS’s policy regarding audio-visual equipment requests?
I may need to cancel my conference participation. What should I do?

Substitutions and Cancellations

I may need to cancel my conference participation. What should I do?