For grants pertaining different fields please see the information below.

Grants to attend the EAJS Congress 2023

The organizing committee of the the twelfth EAJS congress is grateful to the EAJS Congress Grant Program for awarding funds to provide partial grants to some of the full and student members of the EAJS. The grants will take the form of a reduced participation fee (€ 30) and free accommodation at Frankfurt in a hotel of the committee's choice.

Eligible for this grants are paid-up full members without institutional support and student members of the EAJS based in Europe who have submitted proposals for papers or for active participation in EAJS Emerge. Priority will be given to applicants from countries with less-than-average academic income.

In order to apply, please fill in the form and send it to before 31 January 2023.

The identification is by name and title of the paper, which can be submitted individually or as part of a session.

Awards will be announced in February/March, after papers have been accepted for the congress.

Grants for Ukrainian scholars and PhD-students to attend the EAJS Congress 2023

We recognize that our Ukrainian colleagues face unprecedented hardships and uncertainties due to the ongoing, barbaric invasion of their country by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. We understand that academic life at Ukrainian universities is severely affected by the war in general and by daily Russian attacks on civilian institutions and Ukraine's infrastructure in particular.

Nevertheless, we want to provide possibilities for Ukrainian scholars in the field of Jewish Studies to attend the twelfth EAJS Congress “Branching Out. Diversity of Jewish Studies", taking place in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) on July 16-20, 2023.

For this purpose, we offer grants for those who are able and willing to leave Ukraine at that time. (If the circumstances make in-person attendance impossible, we will find a way to organize hybrid sessions to provide Ukrainian colleagues with opportunities to attend the congress remotely, to connect with their international peers, and to present their research.) We sincerely hope that the situation by then will allow all interested colleagues in Ukraine to attend the congress.

The grants will be financed by donations and will cover almost all costs of attendance: congress fees will be waived; additionally, travel expenses and costs of accommodation will be covered. The organizing committee of the congress will take care of the booking of hotel rooms.

These grants are intended for Ukrainian scholars and PhD-students in Jewish studies, full or student members of the EAJS. Those that are currently living in Ukraine as well as those that left Ukraine after 24 February 2022 and don't yet have funding at their current place of work/residence will be considered first during the application process. Please fill in the application form and send it to until 31 January 2023.

Call for Submissions: Distinguished EAJS Panel and Distinguished EAJS Graduate Student Panel, 12th EAJS Congress, Frankfurt, 16-20 July 2023.

The EAJS invites colleagues who have submitted panels to the 12th EAJS Congress in Frankfurt (deadline: 31 December 2022) to also apply for recognition of their panel as a Distinguished EAJS Panel or Distinguished EAJS Graduate Student Panel (deadline: 15 January 2023).

The criteria for selection are (a) academic excellence, (b) coherence of the proposed panel, (c) potential for scholarly innovation and (d) relation to the overall theme of the Congress “Diversity of Jewish Studies". Only panels accepted by the Congress Organising Committee will be considered. Also EAJS non-members can apply to this scheme provided the proposed panel meets the conditions outlined below.

Up to four Distinguished EAJS Panels and four Distinguished EAJS Graduate Student Panels will be selected, and identified as such in the printed Congress programme.

Furthermore, the EAJS will waive the entire conference fee – €50.00 for EAJS Student Members, €80.00 for EAJS Full and Associate Members, €180.00 for non-members ­– for all speakers (including respondents, but excluding chairs) of the selected panels.

The following conditions apply:

Distinguished EAJS Panel

The panel needs to be comprised of 3 speakers and 1 respondent or of 4 speakers. At least one speaker needs to be a fully paid up EAJS Full Member. Panel submissions comprising of early career researchers are particularly welcome.

Distinguished EAJS Graduate Student Panel

The panel needs to be comprised of 3 speakers and 1 respondent or of 4 speakers. A majority of the participants need to be EAJS Student Members.


The applicant should use the Congress panel application form to submit

·       The title of the panel

·       The panel abstract (up to 200 words)

·       the names of the speakers (and up to 1 respondent), and their paper titles and abstracts (but no CVs)

The form should be sent via Email with the header “Distinguished EAJS Panel" (or “Distinguished EAJS Graduate Student Panel" to the EAJS Administrator at

The application deadline is 15 January 2023. The EAJS Award Committee will request confirmation of acceptance directly from the Organising Committee of the 12th EAJS Congress.

This application is separate from a paper submission to attend the Congress. You need to have previously submitted paper and panel proposals to the 12th EAJS Congress in Frankfurt. For details of this submission, please follow the instructions here.

Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by 1 February 2023, providing those colleagues who need to pay conference fees sufficient time to do so.

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