We seek papers that exhibit careful research, original thinking, and clear writing.

  • Papers should be 5-15 pages in length, double-spaced.
    (Purely bibliographic information does not count towards the page limit, though footnotes and endnotes with content do.)
  • Papers should clearly connect to Jewish Studies broadly conceived, and we are looking for papers that examine aspects of Jewish experience from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints.
  • You may submit a paper that you also used for a class. Any standard citation style is acceptable, but please be consistent.
  • You may submit more than one paper, but a maximum of one paper per person will be accepted.

Papers should be submitted by Thursday,¬†December 19th, 2019.¬†¬†Papers should be submitted as Word documents via email to with the subject line “paper submission.” The email must include your full name, university, and year. All papers must be in English, but you may let us know on your paper if you are not a native English speaker. By submitting a paper, you confirm that you are currently an undergraduate student and that the paper represents your own work and conforms to citation standards.

This year, we are only accepting submissions from students affiliated with academic institutions in the United States and Canada.

We will notify you if your paper has been selected for presentation by mid-January. We look forward to reading your submission.