EAJS World Congress of Jewish Studies Bursary Programme (2022)
Deadline for Applications: 9 January 2022 (midnight)
The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) is happy to announce that it intends to repeat a similar travel and accommodation bursary programme for its members for the World Congress of Jewish Studies (WCJS) in 2022 as was run during the previous WCJS in 2017.
The 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies, organised by the World Union of Jewish Studies (WUJS), will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on 8 – 12 August 2022.
The EAJS WCJS bursary programme will make twenty £400.00 bursaries available to fully paid-up members and student members of the EAJS to cover their travel and accommodation costs for attending the WCJS to present a paper.
Bursaries will only be awarded to applicants whose membership payments or student status confirmations are up to date. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to log in to the EAJS website (https://www.eurojewishstudies.org/) and update their membership profile prior to submitting their bursary application if they have not done so during the past 12 months.
The application window for these bursaries will close at midnight on 9 January 2022.
Academic excellence will be the key criterion. Applicants based at universities and institutions in European regions with a less developed academic infrastructure will take precedence in case of applications of comparable academic quality. Applicants will need to confirm that they do not already have sufficient institutional support to cover the expenses of attending the WCJS.
Applications for an EAJS WCJS bursary should be submitted using the following online application form: EAJS WCJS Bursary Application Form
Applicants will be required to enter the following as part of the application form:
- a short letter of application (maximum of two pages; 6,000 characters);
- a concise CV (maximum of two pages; 6,000 characters); and
- the abstract submitted to the WCJS (translated into English if not originally submitted in English; maximum of 2,000 characters).
The application form and all application documents must be submitted in English.
The award of a bursary will be dependent on the acceptance of the submitted paper proposal by the WUJS. As such, the bursary applicants will not be informed of the results of their application until after the WUJS sends out acceptance letters (expected to be in February 2022).
During the Congress, the WUJS and the EAJS will host a reception for the successful applicants.
The current call for papers for the WCJS can be found here: WCJS Call for Papers
For more details about the WCJS, please see the WUJS website: https://www.jewish-studies.org/congress-2/