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2020–2021 AJS Mentorship Program

The application deadline for the program has passed.

The Association for Jewish Studies invites early career scholars and graduate students to participate in a year-long mentorship program, running from October 2020 – June 2021. Mentees will be matched with a senior scholar to discuss various aspects related to career development and the publication process, among other potential topics. Mentors will not read dissertation chapters. Mentees will meet with their mentors, either online or by phone, approximately every six weeks.

The deadline to apply for the mentorship program is Monday, August 31, 2020.

Applicants, who must be current AJS members (January - December 2020), will have the opportunity to describe their interests in the mentorship program and to also suggest potential mentors. The AJS will attempt to match applicants with one of their preferred mentors, but based on availability, may need to assign another mentor to the applicant. Applicants should not contact potential mentors, as the AJS will make all the arrangements.

Contact Amy Weiss at with questions.