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Fellowships & Awards

AJS Fellowships, Grants, & Awards

The AJS offers grants to its members to support conference, travel, and scholarly publications.

Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards

The Schnitzer Book Awards recognize and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies and will honor scholars whose work embodies the best in the field: innovative research, excellent writing, and sophisticated methodology.

Conference Travel Grants

Since 2009, the AJS has awarded more than $150,000 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.

AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Launched in 2016, this fellowship program awards seven finishing-year fellowships annually ($20,000) to PhD students entering the final year of their programs and completing a dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies.

AJS Subvention Grant for First Books

This program is designed for current AJS member authors who already have secured publishing contracts but who require subventions to ensure publication of their first books. The AJS will grant a limited number of awards of no more than $3,000 each.

AJS Arts and Culture Community Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer three matching grants of $5,000 (community sponsors would contribute $2,500 for a total of $7,500) to support public programming in 2019–2020. These grants will enable local communities to present projects that combine cultural programming with a scholarly component.

AJS Award Recipients

Past recipients of awards and fellowships sponsored by the Association for Jewish Studies.

Fellowships & Grants Directory

A guide to grants and fellowships of interest to Jewish studies scholars, highlighting funding opportunities for graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars. The data focuses primarily on grants in support of Jewish studies research, although the directory also includes information about a select few general funding agencies (i.e., NEH, ACLS).

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