Dissertation Research Funding

2023-2024 Call for Applications

AAJR provides stipends for up to $4,000 for dissertation research grants. The funds are not intended for language study or equipment.  Funding is available to Ph.D. graduate students, and those up to four years following their graduation, in any field of Jewish studies at a North American university. Applicants must have submitted their Ph.D. Dissertation prospectus and have a demonstrated need for materials from archival, library, or manuscript collections or for ethnographic research. Applications for research-related expenses and/or the purchase of copied or scanned items will be considered. The application should consist of:

  1. A curriculum vitae, a proposal of no more than five pages double spaced that describes the intended research (e.g., travel, collections to be consulted, sites to be visited) and an itemized budget, approved by the applicant’s advisor, indicating other available or requested sources of summer support.  Applicants should notify us if they receive other summer grants. Submit one PDF with all materials combined.   
  2. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s principal advisor. The advisor should indicate whether the applicant’s university provides support for summer research and on what terms, and the advisor must sign off on the submitted budget.

All materials should be submitted via email to Cheri Thompson at admin.office@aajr.org by February 2, 2024. For questions and further information, please contact Professor David Sorkin, Chair of the review committee, at david.sorkin@yale.edu. Awards will be announced in late-April 2024.


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