The Association for Jewish Studies remains committed to supporting wide participation in its Annual Conference. In particular, the AJS seeks to support untenured faculty, contingent faculty, graduate students, independent scholars without full-time employment, and international scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference registration fees. This year, any AJS member regardless of whether or not they are presenting at the conference can apply for a subvention. Preference will also be given to individuals who apply early in the application process.
The priority application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020. The AJS will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis, if funding remains.
Deadline for conference presenters: August 21
The AJS would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who donated to our Sponsor-a-Member Campaign:
American Sephardi Federation
Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music
The Charles Knapp Family Foundation
The Maurice Amado Foundation
The Taube Philanthropies
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Lila Corwin Berman
David and Rachel Biale
Rachel Feldhay Brenner
Hasia and Steve Diner
Melissa Klapper and Noah Gradofsky
Shira M. Kohn
Deborah Dash Moore
The AJS is happy to announce that it will again offer subsidies to offset childcare costs for presenting participants at the 52nd Annual Conference. This funding can be used to pay for additional childcare at home while you are attending the online conference or to cover childcare while you are preparing your presentation in advance of the conference. In addition to covering the cost of a caregiver, this year the AJS will also consider the expenses of an activity for your child such as an online camp or an extracurricular program for those individuals for whom additional an additional in-person caregiver is not an option. 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 2021. 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 31, 2020. 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.