Grants

 

EAJS World Congress of Jewish Studies 2017 Bursary Programme

 

The European Association of Jewish Studies is glad to announce a travel bursary programme for up to twenty five Full Members of the Association to attend the World Congress of Jewish Studies in order to present a paper. More information is available on the EAJS website http://eurojewishstudies.org/

 

Ephraim E. Urbach Post-Doctoral International Fellowship for Jewish Studies

 

The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in co-operation with the World Union of Jewish Studies has established a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in memory of Prof. Urbach, who was the president of the World Union of Jewish Studies as well as a vice-president of the Memorial Foundation.

 

The purpose of the grants is to further the research of outstanding scholars and to assist them in publishing their first book. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be graduates of a Ph.D. program in a field of Jewish Studies; they must show a superior record of achievement in graduate school and must have completed their dissertations with distinction (applicants should submit a copy of their PhD diploma).

 

Applicants must have received their doctorate within three years of the date of application. Recipients of the fellowship receive a stipend of $7,500 for the year. All recipients of the fellowship over the previous four years are required to deliver a lecture in special sessions at the World Congress of Jewish Studies.

Applications may be obtained by writing to:

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

50 Broadway, 34thFloor

New York,N.Y.10044,USA

Or by e-mail:office@mfjs.org

Applications are to be obtained and submitted by the institutions for which the applicants wrote their dissertations. Candidates may not submit their applications directly to the Memorial Foundation.

 

Grant for Book Publishing

Once a year, the World Union of Jewish Studies awards grants for book publishing in the field of Jewish Studies; the grant is intended to cover the fee charged by many publishers. The grant is designated for researchers who do not have research funding and/or not tenured in a university. The grant is paid directly to the publishing house.

 

Applicants must be Union members. Please apply by sending your resume, one letter of recommendation, a short description of the book (up to two pages), and a copy of either your signed contract with the publishing house or your letter of acceptance. Please do not submit additional materials. In the body of the email, applicants should specify how much of the required funds they have already raised (no additional certification needed). The call for applications is posted about a month after Pesach, and answers are given after the High Holidays.