Post-doctoral Research Fellowships on German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History

The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will award doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for the academic year 2018/19.

Successful applicants will be expected to carry out their research work at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem from October 2018 through June 2019. During this period the fellows are expected to conduct their research in Israel and to participate in the workshops, colloquia and all activities of the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center.

This call is open to all proposals within the scope of the center’s research interests and activities.

Applicants must have fair knowledge of the German language, i.e. the ability to read texts in German and to follow lectures given in the German language.

  • Applicants interested in a postdoctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 1 October 2014. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than 1 June 2018.
  • Applications for a doctoral fellowship can only be accepted if the applicant has been a Ph.D. student for no more than five years.

Applicants may be of all nationalities. Israeli citizens applying for a doctoral fellowship must be registered at the Hebrew University as a Ph.D. student. Israeli citizens who are registered as Ph.D. students at a university abroad will be treated as international applicants.

Successful applicants will be granted a monthly stipend of 5,500 NIS. Furthermore, international applicants will be entitled to health insurance coverage. Fellows from abroad will also be allotted a round-trip flight (up to $800 or €600).

Applicants must submit:

  • Application Form
  • A letter of application
  • Research proposal (3-5 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One example of written work, max. 30 pages
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official M.A. or Doctoral Diploma

All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew.

Applications should be submitted through the HUJI Scholarships System (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities).

Applications must be submitted until 1 April 2018. Decisions will be made within two months and applicants will be informed accordingly.

Application date
1 Apr 2018
Date of residence
1 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019
9 months
Middle East Israel
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 4 years
Award granted
₪ 5.500/month + health insurance + travel expenses