EAJS Nahmanides Workshop Programme
Call for Applications (2020-21)
The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites applications to the Nahmanides Workshop Programme for the academic year 2020-21.
The Nahmanides Workshop Programme is one of the fruits of the workshop ‘E Pluribus Unum? Multidisciplinarity in Jewish Studies Programs and Teaching,’ held in Girona in May 2017. A report about the Girona workshop can be found on the EAJS website [link]. The programme is named after the medieval scholar, rabbi, kabbalist and physician, Moses ben Nahman, commonly known as Nahmanides, who lived most of his life in Girona.
The purpose of the Nahmanides workshop programme is to support focused workshops addressing specific issues and problems relating to the teaching of academic Jewish Studies in Europe. The proposed workshop must be on a clearly identified and focused topic relating to the teaching of Jewish Studies in Europe, rather than a broad-themed workshop. Academic excellence and the impact on network building in Jewish Studies across Europe will also be relevant criteria; international cooperation in the development of proposals is strongly encouraged.
One grant of up to a maximum of £6,500 will be awarded to help organise the proposed workshop. The grant may be used to fund the travel, accommodation and basic maintenance expenses (i.e. lunch and coffees) of the active participants. Proposed budgets will be assessed against the coherence and relevance of the submission as well as its expected outcomes and outputs. The exact amount awarded to the successful workshop proposal will be decided by the EAJS’s award committee. In case of an event budget exceeding the award, the applicants will need to show evidence for the ability to provide for the remaining amount.
Applications are to be submitted by one or more scholars actively involved in Jewish Studies in Europe. The main applicant (who must be based at the host institution for the workshop) needs to be a fully paid-up Full Member of the European Association for Jewish Studies. Co-applicants and the active participants are not required to be members of the EAJS, though membership is encouraged, and the active participants will all need to be involved in the teaching of Jewish Studies at European universities and academic institutions. The workshop must be hosted by a university or similar academic institution based in a European country, and the workshop must be scheduled to occur between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.
The successful applicants will be required to produce a short academic report of the major outcomes which will be posted on the EAJS website. The academic report must be written in English.
Submission process: Applications for the Nahmanides Workshop Programme must be submitted through the following online form (which must be completed in full):
The deadline for applications is 5 April 2020.
Awards will be transferred approximately four months prior to the workshop.
Enquiries about the programme should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that applicants should 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, applicants must document sufficient institutional support for holding the event at the host institution, and for the adequate administration of the funds.