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Travel Grants

The deadline to apply for 2021 travel grants has passed.

The Association for Jewish Studies remains committed to supporting wide participation in its Annual 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 individuals who have been accepted to present, respond, or chair a session at the conference are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who apply early in the application process. If approved for funding, grant recipients will be required to submit receipts after the conference and will be reimbursed in January 2022.

The AJS thanks the following organizations for their support in funding the Travel Grant Program:

  • Anonymous
  • American Sephardi Federation
  • Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music
  • Knapp Family Foundation
  • Maurice Amado Foundation
  • Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture

The deadline to apply for travel grants is Monday, August 16, 2021.

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Childcare Grants

The deadline to apply for 2021 childcare grants has passed.

The AJS is happy to announce that it will again offer subsidies to offset childcare costs for presenting participants at the 53rd Annual Conference. This funding can be used to cover childcare costs in Chicago or to pay for additional childcare at home while you are away at the conference. These subsidies are meant to offset childcare costs specifically incurred due to your participation in the AJS Conference. Please note that funding is limited and is not guaranteed. If approved for funding, grant recipients will be required to submit receipts after the conference and will be reimbursed in January 2022. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to early-career scholars and contingent faculty. The priority deadline to apply is Monday, August 16, 2021. The AJS will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis, if funds remain.

The AJS would like to thank Rice University's Jewish Studies Department for supporting this program with matching funds.

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