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Mandel Scholars

Every year the Mandel Scholars program appoints two postdoctoral fellows in the Humanities. The fellowships are granted to researchers from Israel and abroad who have recently received their doctorates, who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and conducted distinctive and extraordinary research, and whose research interests and expertise can enrich academic and cultural discourse. 
Each year the call for applicants is published toward the beginning of the academic year, usually around September. Applicants are then sifted in a careful selection process. Successful candidates from Israel and abroad are invited to lecture at the center's main annual event - the Mandel Scholion Lectures Marathon. The two deemed most outstanding are awarded the fellowships and come to Mandel Scholion for three years. At the Center they are provided with conditions conducive to research at the highest level, and a munificent grant which allows them to devote the majority of their time to research. Alongside their research, Mandel Fellows also teach one course per year at the Hebrew University.
 
 

Research Groups

At any given time, three interdisciplinary research groups are hosted at Mandel Scholion, each focusing on a particular field within the Humanities or Jewish Studies. The groups are composed of senior faculty and doctoral students from the Hebrew University; scholars from outside the University are also frequently invited to participate. The groups strive to study their topics with as much breadth and depth as possible, on the basis of the variety of methodological viewpoints that each scholar brings. Such an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research is generally quite rare in the humanities.

Each group consists of eight members – four senior faculty and four doctoral students. Around each group there is also an additional circle of research assistants, students, and other junior scholars who take part in the group's activity.

At the beginning of each academic year, the Center announces the annual competition for three-year Research Groups. Mandel Scholion’s academic committee chooses the new group in its January meeting. Press here to see sample call for proposal for Research Groups (in Hebrew)

Doctoral Fellowships

Around February each year, the Center publishes a call for applicants for the four positions of doctoral students who will join the group. Those four positions are open to doctoral students at the Hebrew University whose fields of research are close to that of the group. Press here to see sample call for applicants for PhD students (in Hebrew)

 

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021

 

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships

in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021

 

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.

 

Deadline for Applications: September 25, 2017

 

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.The Fellowship is subject to the Hebrew University’s postdoctoral regulations

 

Submission Procedure

Applications are to be submitted via the Humanities section of Hebrew University’s Scholarship System according to the instructions provided there.

Please note! the applications system will close on Monday, 25 September 2017, at 23:59 (Israeli time)

Applicants must submit:

- Online application form
- Curriculum vitae – up to two pages
- List of publications
- Statement of purpose – Please describe, in up to two pages, your academic research goals and intentions for the next couple of years. In your statement, please explain, inter alia, the relationship of your project to your doctoral work and whether it is feasible to pursue it in Jerusalem.
- Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample, up to thirty pages long.
- Dissertation abstract – up to two pages
- Two letters of recommendation –   Please ask two scholars who know you and your work to send letters of recommendation according to the guidelines and instructions given on the online system. 

 

Selection Process

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.

           

Any questions? scholion@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

 

 

 

Research Groups in the Humanities and Jewish Studies 2019-2022