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CFA—Jacobo Kovadloff Travel Award

LAJSA is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Jacobo Kovadloff Travel Awards in support of members who will present scholarly work at the 20th International Research Conference, to be held July 9–11, 2023 at Brandeis University, Waltham MA. Preference will be given to students and recent PhDs without long-term academic appointments.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Acceptance of the proposed paper by the conference program committee as part of a scholarly panel session. (Participation in a round table or the presentation of creative work is not eligible for travel award funding.)
  • LAJSA membership dues must be current for 2023.

To apply please submit the following materials to the chair of the selection committee, Yitzhak Lewis (, by February 20, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered.

  • A brief letter of application that includes:
    • Your current position and academic affiliation.
    • Information about how the paper fits into your overall research agenda.
    • Explanation of financial need.
  • A documented estimate of travel costs (airfare and hotel accommodation).

Notification of award will be sent to applicants by March 15, 2023. (Note: The award sum may not cover the full cost of conference attendance. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for all other funding sources available to them.)

To collect the award please submit an invoice confirming payment for travel to the conference to the chair of the selection committee, Yitzhak Lewis (, by April 30, 2023.

  • Late submissions will result in forfeiture of the award and the funds will be offered to waitlisted applicants.
  • Awards will be distributed at the conference as checks drawn on a U.S. bank or as PayPal transfers. (Failure to attend the conference will result in forfeiture of the award.)