Doctoral and Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History will award doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships.

Successful applicants will be expected to carry out their research work at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center from January through September.

During this period the fellows are expected to conduct their research in Israel and to participate in the workshops and colloquia of the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center.

This call is open to all proposals within the scope of the center’s research interests and activities.

The centre also encourages applications for work regarding theories of language in the context of German-Jewish Culture.

In addition, proposals related to the Rosenzweig Center’s Research Project on “Exile and the Production of Knowledge: Culture, Politics and Literature” will be given special emphasis.

Applicants interested in a postdoctoral fellowship must have been awarded the Ph.D. no earlier than October 01.

Applications for a doctoral fellowship can only be accepted if the applicant has been a Ph.D. student for not more than five years.

Applicants may be of all nationalities.

Israeli citizens applying for a doctoral fellowship must be registered at the Hebrew University as a Ph.D. student. Israeli citizens who are registered as Ph.D. students at a university abroad will be treated as international applicants.

Successful applicants will be granted a monthly stipend equivalent to 1,000 Euro.

Furthermore, international applicants will be enrolled at the Rothberg School for International Students at the Hebrew University which covers health insurance.

Fellows from abroad will also be allotted a round-trip flight (up to $800 or €600).

Applicants must submit:

  • Application Form (download form from the center’s website)
  • Letter of application
  • Research proposal (3 - 10 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • An example of written work, max. 30 pages
  • Two letters of recommendation

    Submission of applications and inquiries should be sent to the Rosenzweig Minerva Center by eMail (preferred), regular post or fax.

    All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew (an example of written work can be also written in French or Italian).

    Please arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Rosenzweig Minerva Center by your referees.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is May 15th.

    For more information and application, visit: Doctoral and Post-doctoral Research Fellowships