Programs & Funding Opportunities

Our programs recognize and foster scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies by providing financial support for research and mentorship for graduate students. These efforts cultivate the next generation of scholars.

We award an annual Salo Baron Prize for the best first book in Judaic studies and hosting two biennial workshops – one for graduate students and one for early career faculty. We also provide direct support for innovative research and programming through our special initiatives fund.  


New funding calls for 2018-2019 announced


Annual Prizes and Past Awards

  • Baron Book Prize
    Awarded annually for the best first book in Judaic Studies
  • Graduate Research Funding
    Stipends up to $4,000 awarded annually to graduate students in any field of Jewish Studies
  • Graduate Student Seminar
    Residential seminar creates a community for graduate students to examine current work in history and culture and explore the academic profession in general and Jewish studies in particular
  • Special Initiatives Fund
    Grants of up to $5,000 to encourage projects of academic collaboration and enable innovative scholarly endeavors that may not otherwise have funding.