EAJS Conference Grant Programmes
The European Association for Jewish Studies invites submissions of event proposals each academic year in the framework of two separate programmes:
- The EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies, funded by the Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft” (Berlin).
- The EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies.
Both programmes have the same purpose: to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe, and to support early career researchers in this field to develop a professional network.
Awards are made for several types of event: EAJS Roundtables and EAJS Laboratories in the first case, and EAJS Conferences and EAJS Summer Schools in the second case.
EAJS Roundtables offer scholars the opportunity to reflect on current challenges for Jewish Studies as an academic discipline, while EAJS Laboratories will have senior and emerging (senior graduate students and recent PhDs) scholars coming together to review a specific topic from any discipline in Jewish Studies, with an emphasis on work-in-progress and a shared focus on specific sources or methods.
The EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies offers funding of up to € 8,000 for each event, while the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies offers between £ 1,600 and £ 8,000 for each event, depending on the duration and the number of participants.
Eligibility: For the EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies, applications are to be submitted by two or more scholars actively involved in Jewish Studies. The Main Applicant should be a Full member of the EAJS. In case of further applicants, these may be Full, Associate or Student members. Active participants should be members of EAJS at the time the conference takes place. For the Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies, only the Main Applicant should be a Full member of the EAJS. Further applicants and participants are encouraged to be members of the association, though this is not required.
It is expected that while the details of the format and the amounts available may differ, these programmes will recur in future years. Announcements and calls for submissions are made on the EAJS website and in the EAJS newsflash in the autumn each year.