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Gorgias Book Grant

Gorgias Book Grant

Welcome to the Gorgias Book Grant Program

The Gorgias Book Grant was first awarded in 2002. It is an important part of our ongoing efforts to support young scholars in the humanities. Every year, Gorgias chooses two graduate students to receive an award of $500 worth of Gorgias titles (each) for demonstrating excellence in their fields.

2023 Grant Field: Any field within the scope of Gorgias Publications
Application Deadline: December 31, 2023


  1. The candidate must be enrolled in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) in an accredited university or an institution of learning in the field of the grant.
  2. The candidate must be a student in good standing.

Application Process

To apply, please email or post the following to Gemma Tully (

  1. A letter indicating your interests in your field and plans for the future.
  2. A two-page description of your thesis, or a one-page description of your course work in the case of course-based programs.
  3. Official transcripts of the previous 2 years of university education. If the institutions you come from do not give out transcripts (or if these documents are difficult to acquire), please contact us to make alternative arrangements.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with your work (one must be your current supervisor in the field of the grant).

If applying by mail, please send the above items to Gemma Tully, Gorgias Press LLC, Book Grants Program, 954 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Please bear in mind that all documents, except for official transcripts, should be in English.

In order to be considered for the grant, please submit all documents by December 31, 2023 (snail-mail documents should be postmarked by the due date). Winners will be announced in early 2024.

Meet our 2022 Winners!

Isabella Maurizio was born in Tivoli (Italy). She studied Classics, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where she was selected for the course of excellence of the faculty. She received her Master’s Degree in 2014, with the thesis in Greek and Hebrew Linguistics, about the transcriptions of the bgdkpt consonants in the second column of Origen’s Hexapla (Secunda), with Prof. A. Catastini. In 2019, she started her PhD in Hebrew Studies in the University of Bologna (Italy), in a joint program with the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris, France) under the supervision of Profs. C. Martone and D. Stökl Ben Ezra, about the tradition of the Hebrew Language of the Secunda. She presented her preliminary results at conferences, such as the Masoretic Sections of the SBL (2019, 2020), the Congrès de la Société des Études Juives (Paris, 2021), the International Conferences of AISG (Italian Association for Jewish Studies, Italy, 2018-2022), the 18th Congress of the World Union of Jewish Studies (2022, Jerusalem). At the same time, she published in international scientific journals, such as Materia Giudaica, Semitica et Classica, IOS Annual Volume 23, in different languages (Italian, French, English) in order to reach a wide scientific public. In 2021, she obtained the prestigious Ph.D Sandwich Scholarship, from the Israel Council for Higher Education. It allowed her to study for four months in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. S. E. Fassberg and Dr. A. E. Yuditsky. Currently, she is teaching Biblical Hebrew in the Faculty of Theology of the Université de Lorraine (Metz, France). She will be award her Ph.D next summer, and wants to continue to build her profile as researcher in the field of Hebrew Studies in the near future.

Piotr Jutkiewicz is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Warsaw, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. His research focuses on the Syriac translations of the New Testament, and his dissertation is a critical edition of the Gospel of John in the Syriac Harklean version. He is also interested, more broadly, in the textual criticism of both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and in the early Syriac exegesis. His research has been published in several journals, for example: “Mary as a Disciple: The Reception of the Figure of Mary of Bethany (John 11:1–46) in the Old Syriac Sinaiticus Manuscript,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 84.1/2022; “Stages of the Harklean Tradition and the Process of Its ‘Byzantinization’ in the Example of the Gospel of Luke in the MS Chaldean 25 of Alqosh,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 25.1/2022; “New College MS 333: An Extraordinary Witness to the Harklean Syriac New Testament,” New College Notes 17 (2022), no. 1). Alongside his Ph.D, Piotr is working on the first complete translation of the Odes of Solomon from Syriac into Polish. Once back in his diocese, Piotr will teach biblical theology and languages at the Catholic Academy in Warsaw while remaining optimistic about continuing his research in the field of Syriac studies.

Tyler Moser is a graduate student at University of Texas at Austin, studying Ancient Near Eastern history with a focus on the Hebrew Bible. His interests are primarily in wisdom, reception history, and rhetorical framing of literary texts. He hopes to apply these interests to the study of the senses and representation of disability in the Hebrew Bible, and to contribute meaningful research to the field that is interdisciplinary and accessible.

Previous Winners of the Gorgias Book Grant include:

2021 Julia Schwarzer and Aron Tillema

2020 Kyle Longworth and Peter Tarras

2019 Mara Nicosia and Saquib Hussain

2018 Sophia Pitcher and David Vasquez

(We are working to complete the award history and hope to have the full list in place soon!)

2002 Kevin van Bladel