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2024 AJS Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholar Research Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to again offer its Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholar Research Grants. The AJS will award five research grants of $1,000 each. Eligible applicants must be current AJS members and hold a PhD. These awards are meant to assist scholars who do not have any guaranteed institutional funding. Research funds may be used to support travel to archives or libraries or to pay for childcare while you are conducting research. These are examples and not an exhaustive list. The research associated with this grant must be completed by December 31, 2024.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2024


  1. •    Applicants must hold a PhD.
  2. •    Applicants must be current members of the Association for Jewish Studies for 2024.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following:

  1. •    CV
  2. •    1–2 page research proposal
  3. •    Annotated budget explaining how the funds will be used

Questions? Contact Amy Weiss at