Baron Book Prize

2023-2024 Call for Applications 

The American Academy for Jewish Research invites submissions for the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize.  The Baron Book Prize ($3,000) 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 in calendar year 2023.  The work must be the author’s first scholarly book.  Authors must have received their Ph.D. within the previous ten years, no earlier than 2013.

Deadline:  Submissions must be received by January 31, 2024. The winner will be notified in late spring 2024.

When submitting a book for consideration, please have four copies sent, along with a statement including the author’s email address and when and where the author received their Ph.D. In addition, please send a digital submission of the author’s book to the below email address. Hard copy books can be sent to:

Cheri Thompson
American Academy for Jewish Research
221 E. Michigan Ave #883 
Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
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For further information, please contact Professor James Loeffler, Chair of the prize committee at

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