EAJS Small Research Grant Programme
Call for Applications
Deadline for Applications: 5 November 2023
The European Association for Jewish Studies is delighted to announce a new funding stream available to its Full and Student members. Funded through generous support from its core funder, the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, the new EAJS Research Grant Programme supports individual scholars in their research.
Support will be offered to Full Members of the EAJS as well as EAJS Student Members enrolled on a research degree (PhD) in a European institution of higher learning to pursue archival and library studies, as well as participating in conferences related to their area of research. Academic excellence as well as the potential to develop research cooperation in the disciplines constituting Jewish Studies across Europe will be key criteria. This new grant programme will run for one pilot year in the first instance.
Applicants need to provide a CV (up to 2 pages), a list of up to 10 publications, including specific evidence of their expertise and track record in the proposed area of research, such as prior publications, lectures, online resources, or taught academic modules.
For archive and library research, applicants need to specify which collections will be used. A grant can be used for multiple library or archive visits within the framework of one research project. A schedule of the proposed research needs to be provided. The research trips must be scheduled between 1 March 2024 and 29 February 2025.
The programme also offers grants to participate in an academic conference to present a scholarly paper. Such events may include meetings and congresses of academic associations but exclude events which receive funding through the EAJS Conference Grant Programme. The conference must be scheduled between 1 March 2024 and 29 February 2025.
In case of an application to participate in a conference, the hosting institution, the conference title and date, the working title and abstract of the proposed paper, as well as a confirmation of paper acceptance or invitation need to be provided. Applications for both archival and library studies and for conference attendance need to specify the expected outputs (book, article, PhD thesis, funding application et al.).
Applications for both archival and library studies and for conference attendance need to specify the expected outputs (book, article, PhD thesis, funding application et al.).
Applicants may apply for up to £ 2,500 for archival and library research, and for up to £ 1,000 for conference attendance.
Grants up to £ 1,500 will be transferred before the planned research in full, grants above this amount will be awarded in two instalments (75% first instalment, 25% second instalment, after conclusion of activity). A budget about the expected expenses needs to be provided. Proposed budgets will be assessed against the expected outcomes and outputs.
Grants awarded in the framework of the EAJS Research Grant Programme cannot be used to pay honoraria, translations, or other publication expenses. The EAJS Award Committee may award partial grants.
The applicant must be a fully paid-up Full Member of the European Association for Jewish Studies and resident in Europe, or an EAJS Student Member enrolled on a research degree (at PhD level) at a European institution of higher learning.
Successful applicants will be required to provide the EAJS with a short academic report of the research undertaken, or the conference attended, and agree to the report’s publication on the EAJS website. This academic report must be written in English. Recipients of a Small Research Grant are also requested to acknowledge support by the EAJS in the outputs supported through the Programme.
Eligible members may apply every second calendar year to the EAJS Small Research Grant Programme.
The Small Research Grant Programme will have two rounds of applications in its pilot year, with application deadlines on 5 November 2023 and circa June/July 2024 (exact date to be confirmed). Applications for the EAJS Small Research Grant Programme must be submitted through the following Online Application Form: EAJS SRGP Application Form
Enquiries about the programme should be emailed to the EAJS Administrator