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Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards
Submission Instructions

2013 Submission Categories
Books in any of the following fields are eligible for consideration:

  • Jews and the Arts
  • Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jews in Antiquity
  • Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore

Eligibility Requirements
Only AJS members in good standing may submit their books for consideration or have their books submitted by a third party (publisher, etc.).  Any book published in English from 2010-2013 is eligible for consideration. A book may be submitted up to two times within a three-year cycle. Scholars at all stages of their careers are eligible to apply. A committee of scholars who represent excellence in the year’s designated fields will serve as judges. Scholars may submit their book to more than one category, but no book may be awarded the prize in more than one category, whether in the same year or in any subsequent year.

Submission Materials
Submissions must include the following:

1) Four copies of the application cover sheet (click here for sheet).
2) Four copies of the book.
3) Four copies of author’s c.v. 

Submission materials should reach the AJS office no later than Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  Please mail to:

Association for Jewish Studies
Attn: Grants Administrator
15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Awards will be announced in the fall of 2013, and will be formally presented at a reception at the 45th Annual Conference, December 15-17, 2013 at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, MA.