Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel,2018–2021


Entries for the  Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021 academic year are now been submitted and submission will continue till 25 september 2017 . Scholars from Israel and Abroad are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to students from Israel and Abroad.


The Mandel Scholion Center was founded in 2002, on the initiative of the former president of the Hebrew University, Prof. Menachem Magidor, and with the generous support of the Mandel Foundation. Its original aim was to encourage interdisciplinary research paths that will place Jewish studies at the heart of cultural discourse in Israel and abroad and also secure the Hebrew University’s position as the leading institution in the field; with the beginning of its second decade, its mandate was expanded to the full gamut of the humanities.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the Humanities and Jewish Studies.

Scholarship Award: 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.

Number of Scholarships: The Mandel Scholars program offers two post-doctoral positions per annum to young, outstanding Ph.D.s in the Humanities and Jewish Studies.

Scholarship can be taken in Israel

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

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.

Nationality: Scholars from Israel and Abroad are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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

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 are given on the online system.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is September 25, 2017.

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