EAJS World Congress of Jewish Studies 2017 Bursary Programme


The European Association of Jewish Studies is glad to announce a travel bursary programme for up to twenty five Full Members of the Association to attend the World Congress of Jewish Studies in order to present a paper. More information is available on the EAJS website


Ephraim E. Urbach Post-Doctoral International Fellowship for Jewish Studies


The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in co-operation with the World Union of Jewish Studies has established a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in memory of Prof. Urbach, who was the president of the World Union of Jewish Studies as well as a vice-president of the Memorial Foundation.


The purpose of the grants is to further the research of outstanding scholars and to assist them in publishing their first book. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be graduates of a Ph.D. program in a field of Jewish Studies; they must show a superior record of achievement in graduate school and must have completed their dissertations with distinction (applicants should submit a copy of their PhD diploma).


Applicants must have received their doctorate within three years of the date of application. Recipients of the fellowship receive a stipend of $7,500 for the year. All recipients of the fellowship over the previous four years are required to deliver a lecture in special sessions at the World Congress of Jewish Studies.

Applications may be obtained by writing to:

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

50 Broadway, 34thFloor

New York,N.Y.10044,USA

Or by

Applications are to be obtained and submitted by the institutions for which the applicants wrote their dissertations. Candidates may not submit their applications directly to the Memorial Foundation.


Grant for Book Publishing

Once a year, the World Union of Jewish Studies awards grants for book publishing in the field of Jewish Studies; the grant is intended to cover the fee charged by many publishers. The grant is designated for researchers who do not have research funding and/or not tenured in a university. The grant is paid directly to the publishing house.


Applicants must be Union members. Please apply by sending your resume, one letter of recommendation, a short description of the book (up to two pages), and a copy of either your signed contract with the publishing house or your letter of acceptance. Please do not submit additional materials. In the body of the email, applicants should specify how much of the required funds they have already raised (no additional certification needed). The call for applications is posted about a month after Pesach, and answers are given after the High Holidays.


Grant for Book 2018:

WUJS members who do not have research funds and have never held a tenured position at a university may apply for the book publication grant. The grants of up to 5,000 NIS each will be paid directly to the publishing houses of the successful applicants.

Please note you have to be WUJS member to be eligible to apply for the book publication grant. Membership applies for a calendar year. For 2018 membership dues payment click here.

All applicants must submit their CVs, one letter of recommendation for the book, a short book description (up to 2 pages) and the contract with the publishing house. Additional documents will not be considered. All documents must be sent to the Union's offices by Thursday June 14, 2018, by email to