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Call for Applications for
Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships
in the Humanities and Jewish Studies (2023–2026)
- 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, 2018.* Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they will have submitted their dissertations by September 10, 2022. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2023.
- Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach at HUJI (up to 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, 2023. 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.
Mandel Scholion Website: http://en.scholion.huji.ac.il/
Terms of the Fellowship
- Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and may not be employed elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- 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.
- The fellowship period is October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2026. 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.
- 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.
- The Fellowship is subject to the Hebrew University’s postdoctoral regulations
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 Saturday, September 10, 2022, at midnight.
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 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.
- Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample (up to thirty pages long).
- Dissertation abstract (up to two pages long).
- Two letters of recommendation – Please ask two scholars who know you and your work to submit letters of recommendation, by the Sept. 10 deadline, according to the guidelines and instructions supplied by the Scholarship System.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified at the beginning of December. Interviews for potential candidates will be held via Zoom on January 4-5, 2023.
*The eligibility period can be extended by one year if candidates were on certified parental or medical leave