Baron Book Prize

2018-2019 Call for Applications 

The American Academy for Jewish Research invites submissions for the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize. The Baron Book Prize ($5,000) is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding first book in Jewish studies.

Eligibility: An academic book, in English, in any area of Jewish studies published with a copyright date in calendar year 2018. The work must be the author’s first scholarly book. The author must have received his or her Ph.D. within the previous seven years, no earlier than 2011.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by January 31, 2019. The winner will be notified in late spring 2019.

When submitting a book for consideration, please have three copies sent, along with a statement of when and where the author received his or her Ph.D., to:

Cheri Thompson
American Academy for Jewish Research
202 S. Thayer St., Suite 2111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

For further information, please contact Professor Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Chair of the review committee at (


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