European Association for Jewish Studies
Nachmanides Forum 2019
Call for Applications
Deadline: 14 October 2018 (midnight)
The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites applications for a grant to organise a workshop to be held in 2019 addressing issues relating to the teaching of Jewish Studies in an academic context. This workshop should offer a framework for members of the EAJS to reflect on programmes, degrees, language instruction, curricula, etc., in Jewish Studies, building on the workshop, ‘E Pluribus Unum? Multidisciplinarity in Jewish Studies Programs and Teaching,’ held in Girona in May 2017. A report about this workshop can be found here: Girona Workshop Report.
The workshop organised by the successful applicant should contribute to the establishment of the Nachmanides Forum, a new annual forum of the EAJS, fostering cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe. It will be devoted to matters of academic teaching of Jewish Studies, including language instruction, the integration of training in digital methods, (international) degree programs, and other related issues. It is named after the scholar, rabbi and physician, Nachmanides (1194-1270), who lived most of his life in Girona.
A grant of £5,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant to help organise the academic event, and to fund travel expenses, accommodation and maintenance of the active participants. Academic excellence and the impact on network building in Jewish Studies across Europe will be key criteria, and international cooperation in the development of applications is strongly encouraged. The workshop must be scheduled to be held in 2019.
Applicants are urged to identify and contact the relevant cost centre at their home institution (Department, Faculty, University) in order to avoid complications in the transfer of funds in case of a successful application. Also, they will need to document sufficient institutional support for holding the event and the adequate administration of funds.
The applicant(s) are encouraged to invite participants from across Europe in order to allow for a broad representation of approaches and academic cultures. Successful applicants are required to produce a short academic report of the major outcomes which will be posted to the EAJS homepage. English needs to be one, but not necessarily the only, conference language.
Grant: Proposed budgets will be assessed against the coherence and relevance of the submission as well as its expected outcomes and outputs. The grant will be for a fixed amount of £5,000. In case of an event budget exceeding this amount, the applicant(s) need to show evidence for the ability to provide for the remaining amount.
Eligibility: Applications are to be submitted by one or more scholars actively involved in Jewish Studies. The academic who will host the event will function as the main/first applicant, and they will need to document sufficient institutional support for holding the event and the adequate administration of funds. The main applicant needs to be a Full Member of the European Association for Jewish Studies. The other co-applicants, and the active participants, are not required to be members of the EAJS, though the EAJS expects that a majority of the active participants will be involved in academic Jewish Studies at European universities/institutions.
Submission process: Applications for the Nachmanides Forum 2019 workshop grant need to be submitted using the the following online form: Application_Nachmanides_Forum_2019
Deadline: The deadline for applications is 14 October 2018 (midnight).
Applicants will be notified about the success of their application by the end of November 2018.
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