CFA: Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

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Hi all! Just a reminder that the application deadline for the Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant is swift approaching - April 14. If you are or know a grad student in History, Gender Studies, Sephardi Studies, etc. - please apply/encourage applications. Questions? E-mail me! Please also feel free to pass this announcement along where it might be relevant.


Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant


We invite applicants for a cash grant of $1500 to be awarded in memory of Dr. Elka Klein to a doctoral candidate preparing to spend a month or more abroad during the 2022-23 academic year, conducting historical and/or archival research as part of a dissertation project.


The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval history, gender studies, and Jewish studies.


Applicants for the grant are asked to submit the following information by e-mail to the address below:

• A c.v.

• A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal

• A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad

• A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured

• A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research the applicant will be undertaking. Letters of recommendation should be printed on official stationary and scanned.


Deadline: April 14, 2022


To submit an application, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz,


The selected recipient will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish Studies for their help in fund-raising and administration to make this grant possible.


Under current circumstances, please be aware that we may suspend the grant or alter the terms of the grant if it becomes clear that travel will not be feasible during the 2022-23 academic year.