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Travel Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies remains committed to supporting wide participation in its Annual Conference. In particular, the AJS seeks to support graduate students, contingent faculty, independent scholars without full-time employment, early career (untenured) faculty, and international scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference travel. All individuals who have been accepted to present at the conference are eligible to apply for a travel grant, but preference will be given to presenters or respondents. Preference will also be given to individuals who apply early in the application process. Anyone who received an AJS Conference Travel Grant in 2018 must wait until 2020 to apply for another grant.

The AJS thanks the following organizations for their support in funding the Travel Grant Program:

  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • American Sephardi Federation
  • Center for Jewish History
  • Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music
  • Knapp Family Foundation
  • Koret Foundation
  • Maurice Amado Foundation
  • Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
  • Yeshiva University Museum
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

The deadline to apply for travel grants is Friday, September 6, 2019.

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Childcare Grants

The AJS is happy to announce that it will again offer subsidies to offset costs of childcare for presenting participants at the 51st Annual Conference. This funding can be used to contract childcare services in San Diego, to pay for additional childcare at home while you are at the conference, or to cover travel to help bring a spouse or other care provider with you to the conference to take care of your child/children. 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 2020. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to early-career scholars and contingent faculty. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 6, 2019.

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