Call for applications

Mandel Scholars

The Mandel Scholarship Program offers two or three postgraduate research fellowships each year in the fields of humanities and Jewish Studies. The fellowship is open to Israeli and international scholars who have completed their PhDs. We select scholars who have demonstrated exceptional research abilities and whose research contains the potential to promote novel academic and cultural discourse from among the many applicants from Israel and abroad.

The call for applications is published every year in early June. The files of all the applicants are sent for external evaluation, after which the Mendel Scholion Center Academic Committee that consists of renowned researchers from the Hebrew University and other institutions in Israel and around the world convenes. A small number of candidates  are carefully selected for interviews with the academic committee members, after which the fellowship is offered to those the committee sees as most promising.

The scholars selected at the end of this process are invited to work at the Mandel Scholion Center for a period of up to three years. During their stay at the center, they enjoy ideal conditions in which to progress with their research. They also teach one course each term they are in trresidence (2 hours per week). In addition, they receive a generous research stipend fund with which they can cover research expenses and organize research activities.

 
 Frequently Asked Questionshttps://en.scholion.huji.ac.il/fqa   
 

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

 

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2021-2024

    Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships

in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2021–2024

This call is now closed. Please check back in the spring for information about the fall 2021 applications

  • 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, 2016. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 15, 2020. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2021.
  • 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, 2021. There is an option for a one- or two-year fellowship.
  • 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 15, 2020

Mandel Scholion Website: http://en.scholion.huji.ac.il/

Frequently Asked Questionshttps://en.scholion.huji.ac.il/fqa    

 

Terms of the Fellowship

  1. Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and are not allowed to be employed elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  2. Mandel Scholars are each allotted an office in the Mandel Building on Mount Scopus, where they are 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.
  3. The fellowship begins on October 1, 2021 and ends on September 30, 2024. 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.
  4. The Center’s 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.
  5. 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 system will close on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

 

Applicants must submit:

  1. Online application form
  2. Curriculum vitae – up to two pages
  3. List of publications
  4. Statement of purpose – Please describe, in up to two pages, your research goals 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.
  5. Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample, up to thirty pages.
  6. Dissertation abstract – up to two pages.
  7. Two letters of recommendation –   Please ask two scholars who know you and your work to submit letters of recommendation, by the Sept. 15 deadline, according to the guidelines and instructions supplied by the Scholarship System.

 

Selection Process

In the first week of December 2020, shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interviews for potential candidates will be held via Zoom on December 30th  and December 31 st.

For all other inquiries, you can visit our website or contact us at scholion@savion.huji.ac.il.

 

 

 

FAQ

Research Groups in the Humanities and Jewish Studies 2023-2026

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2022-2025

 

 

Call for Applications for   

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies (2022–2025)

 

 

  • The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence and originality, and whose research contributes significantly to academic scholarship and cultural discourse.
  • Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2017.* Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they will have submitted their dissertations by September 9, 2021. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2022.
  • 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 125,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget.
  • The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2022. It is possible to receive the fellowship for only one or two years.
  • 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 9, 2021

Mandel Scholion Website: http://en.scholion.huji.ac.il/    

 

Terms of the Fellowship

 

  1. Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and may not be employed elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  2. Mandel Scholars receive an office in the Mandel Building on Mount Scopus, where they are to carry out their ongoing research at least four days a week. Scholars also engage in the Center's joint activities, approximately once a month.
  3. The fellowship period is October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025. Mandel scholars must submit reports on their research at the end of each academic year (by July 15). These reports should focus on their research during the period reviewed and on their academic goals for the next period.
  4. The Center’s 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.
  5. 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 system will close on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at midnight.

 

Applicants must submit:

  1. Online application form
  2. Curriculum vitae – up to two pages
  3. List of publications
  4. Statement of purpose – Please describe (in up to two pages) your research goals 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 this study in Jerusalem.
  5. Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample (up to thirty pages long).
  6. Dissertation abstract (up to two pages long).
  7. Two letters of recommendation –   Please ask two scholars who know you and your work to submit letters of recommendation, by the Sept. 9 deadline, according to the guidelines and instructions supplied by the Scholarship System.

 

Selection Process

 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified at the beginning of December. Interviews for potential candidates will be held via Zoom on December 22-23, 2021.

             

For all other inquiries, you can visit our website or contact us at scholion@savion.huji.ac.il.