Fellowships on Jewish Scepticism at Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies

The Maimonides Centre considers the fellowship programme to be its central component. It offers a flexible curriculum that allows internationally established scholars, as well as aspiring junior researchers, to participate for extended or shorter periods of time, with the option of returning to the Centre at a later point. The individual research projects presented by the fellows contribute to the comprehensive textual and historical framework of the Maimonides Centre.

Senior Felllowships

MCAS Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established scholars with an international reputation to pursue their research at the Centre for one term. Individual arrangements, such as divided stays, may be considered.

Senior Fellowships are intended for scholars who have held a PhD for five years or more at the time of invitation/application (Category 1) and for those who have achieved an equivalent level of academic qualification, e.g. professorship (Category 2).

The funding of Senior Fellowships is subject to negotiations. Please contact the Maimonides Centre for further information.

Junior Fellowships

Junior Fellowships are awarded to PhD students and Post-Doc scholars who are involved in projects corresponding to the research topics of the Centre.

There are two categories of junior scholars:

  • Senior Fellows may propose a PhD candidate or Post-Doc candidate for the same period of their own fellowship.
  • PhD candidates and Post-Docs can be awarded fellowship for a period of three to twelve months in the final stages of their research. The number of Junior Fellowships available in this category will depend on point 1.

PhD candidates must have obtained an M.A. degree by the time of their application. Post-Doc candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree at the time of their application.

Funding and additional allowances are subject to the terms and conditions of MCAS regulations, following suggestions made by the German Research Foundation. For further information please contact the Maimonides Centre.


Candidates need to submit the following documents:

  • a 2–3 page research proposal, including the status quaestionis concerning the chosen topic, own preliminary studies concerning the topic, a detailed programme of work with time-schedule, and a description of the character of the expected results to be published 
  • a full CV and an updated publication list (max. 5 pages) 
  • a transcript of records/Master’s certificate (PhD candidates) or PhD diploma (Post-Doc candidates) 
  • two letters of recommendation (Junior Fellow candidates)

The Maimonides Centre aims to increase the number of women in advanced academic positions and strongly encourages women to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Centre’s Advisory Board.

Applications should be submitted at least six months before the intended fellowship period. Decisions will be made within approximately one month after application deadlines.

Application date
10 Jun 2018
3-12 months
Europe Germany
Humanities Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years