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IV. Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Lunch
The Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Lunch will take place December 18, 2017. Reservation information will be posted in late February. The annual meeting of the AJS Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus will take place immediately following the lunch and is open to all conference attendees. For further information, please contact:
Julia Cohen (Vanderbilt University)
Jonathan Ray (Georgetown University)
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V. AJS Women’s Caucus Breakfast
The AJS Women’s Caucus Breakfast, open to members of the AJS Women’s Caucus, will be held Monday, December 18, 2017. Reservation information will be posted in late February.
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VI. Travel Grants and Awards
Since 2009, the AJS has awarded more than $165,000 in travel grant funding to its members. The AJS remains committed to supporting wide participation in the conference. In particular, the AJS seeks to support untenured faculty, graduate students, independent scholars without full-time employment, and international scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference travel. All those interested in applying for a Travel Grant listed in section A should submit the Travel Grant Application Form by Thursday, August 31, 2017. The application form and additional information will be forthcoming in July.
Except if otherwise noted below, only those who are presenting a traditional 15 – 20 minute panel paper or a digital humanities workshop presentation are eligible to apply. Also, anyone who received an AJS travel grant in 2016 must wait until 2018 to apply for another grant. Please also note specific eligibility requirements for each travel grant program. Awards will be announced by early October.
Questions? Contact Ilana Abramovitch, Conference Program Associate, at email@example.com. If you wish to contribute to the AJS Conference Travel Grant Fund, please click here.
A. Travel Grants for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Independent Scholars, Administered by AJS
1. Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Travel Grants for Polish and Eastern European Scholars. Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to sponsor a limited number of travel grants for Eastern European graduate students and professors presenting research at the AJS Conference. Priority will go to those presenting traditional 15 – 20 minute panel papers or digital humanities workshop presentations and who receive little to no support for conference travel.
2. Travel Grants for European Scholars. AJS is pleased to sponsor a limited number of travel grants for European graduate students and early career scholars (those who received their PhD no earlier than 2011). Only scholars who have been accepted to present traditional 15 – 20 minute panel papers or digital humanities workshop presentations are eligible to apply. Priority will go to those who are members of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), are presenting at the AJS Conference for the first time, and who receive little to no institutional or external support for conference travel.
B. Other Travel Grant Opportunities
1.AJS Women's Caucus Travel Grant. The AJS Women's Caucus awards travel grants to graduate students and independent scholars whose papers contribute to the study of women, feminism, and gender in Jewish studies and have been accepted for presentation at the 2017 conference. Graduate students in all areas of Jewish studies who have not previously received a Women's Caucus Travel Grant are encouraged to apply. The travel grants can be applied towards any conference-related costs (hotel, conference registration, childcare costs, etc.). The application consists of: the AJS abstract/paper proposal; a paragraph explicitly stating how the paper broadens the current understanding of Jews and gender; a copy of the email of acceptance from the AJS; a CV; and a proposed budget that includes other potential sources of financial support.
Application documents should be electronically submitted as email attachments by September 15th, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Travel Grant Committee will notify applicants prior to the conference. Winners will also be announced at the Women's Caucus Breakfast and should therefore plan to attend.
2. Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant sponsored by the HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute). The Rosalie Katchen Travel Award is available to junior scholars presenting papers at the AJS annual meeting which deal with Jewish women and gender issues. Scholars who completed their dissertation within the past five years are invited to apply. Four travel grants of up to $250 each are awarded each year. Grants are paid to awardees following the AJS meeting. Grant guidelines are available on the HBI website:www.brandeis.edu/hbi/grants/katchen.htm
Deadline: November 16, 2017
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