Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies
The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.
Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 25, 2017. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2018.
Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach one annual course (2 hours per week). Teaching in English is possible.
Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget.The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2018. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.
Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study in the humanities or Jewish studies.
Terms of the Fellowship
Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and are not allowed to work elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Mandel Scholars are each allotted an office in the Mandel Building on Mount Scopus, where they are required to carry out their ongoing research at least four days a week. Scholars will also engage in the Center's joint activities, approximately once a month. The fellowship begins on October 1, 2018 and ends on September 30, 2021.
Fellows will submit reports on their research at the end of each academic year (by July 15) and in the middle of the second year (by January 15). Reports should focus on the fellow’s research progress during the period reviewed and research goals for the next period.The Academic Committee is authorized to terminate a fellowship at the end of the first or second year, if the aforementioned terms (sections 1-3) are not met.
Early in December 2017, shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited to come to Jerusalem to be interviewed by the Center’s Academic Committee on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.