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AJS Women’s Caucus Awards

The Women’s Caucus of the Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to invite applications for the following awards:

Cashmere Subvention Award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Applications due April 10, 2022

The AJS Women’s Caucus announces a grant of $1000 to support scholarly publication in the area of Jewish Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Book proposals to be considered for the grant must make a clear argument for the ways in which the work represents a contribution to any of these fields and a subfield of Jewish Studies. Grant is open to scholars at all stages of their careers. While a contract for publication is not required at the time of application, funds can only be disbursed once a contract with a publisher is executed. In the hope that the subvention grant might help a scholar to secure a contract, the expectation is that the contract will be in hand within 12 months of receiving the award.

To apply, upload a 2-5 page CV and 5-6 page book proposal that includes the current state of the project and a 2 page select bibliography to Interfolio at by April 10, 2022.

AJS Women’s Caucus Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Gender and Jewish Studies

Applications due April 10, 2022

What is the next step for Jewish feminist and gender studies? In what ways can recent theoretical trends in feminist, gender, queer, and trans-theory impact the various disciplines within Jewish studies? In recognition of the importance of these questions, the AJS Women's Caucus invites submissions for its Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Gender and Jewish Studies. The prize will be given in recognition of a paper presented at the last AJS annual meeting within any discipline of Jewish studies that opens up new areas of inquiry or advances Jewish feminist or gender studies. The prize carries a cash award of $500. To be considered, papers must have been prepared especially for presentation at the last AJS annual meeting (2021).

Papers should be submitted electronically in publishable form (with full citations and bibliography) by April 10, 2022. Submissions should be uploaded to Interfolio at

Please note that all applicants are expected to be members of the Women’s Caucus in good standing.

If you would like to support these awards, we hope that you will consider doing so by making a donation to the AJS Women’s Caucus. Please specify in the Comments field the fund you would like your donation to assist.

Co-chairs: Laura Limonic and Melissa Weininger

For more information, email the Women's Caucus at