CFA: Doctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019-2022


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Doctoral Fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


The research group “Setting Tables: Eating, Social Boundaries and Intercultural Transfers,” which will operate for three years beginning 1 October 2019 at the Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, invites applicants for four three-year doctoral fellowships.


The group’s members are Dr. Yair Furstenberg of HUJI’s Dept. of Talmud and Halakha, Dr. Dana Kaplan of the Open University of Israel’s Dept. of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, and Prof. Zeev Weiss and Prof. Nathan Wasserman of HUJI’s Institute of Archaeology. See the Mandel Scholion Center’s website for additional information about the group, its aims and members, as well as about the Center itself.


We welcome candidates with excellent research qualifications in related fields. Recipients of the scholarships must be registered as doctoral students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by October 2018. They will enjoy excellent working conditions for the three years of the scholarship, at the Mandel Scholion Center on the University’s Mount Scopus campus, including office space close to the group’s senior scholars and a yearly grant of 75,000 NIS. The recipients will be expected to devote these three years to preparing their doctoral dissertations. Moreover, they are expected to be present at the Mandel Scholion Center four days a week and to participate in their group’s activities and those of the Center, which is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the promotion of excellent research in a wide variety of disciplines. The recipient of the scholarship is not permitted to engage in additional work during this period, other than possibly serving as a teaching or research assistant at the Hebrew University.


Applicants should send the following documents to

  1. CV
  2. Doctoral prospectus or, if that has not yet been approved, a statement of research interests.
  3. A brief statement (up to two pages) that explains how the candidate’s research can contribute to the work of the group and also be enriched by it
  4. Transcripts of BA and MA studies


Applicants should also ask two scholars familiar with them and their work to submit recommendations directly to the same email address.


Any questions may also be addressed to the same address, or to one of the members of the group.


Deadline for applications: 5 March 2019. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at the Mandel Scholion Center during the afternoon of March 20.