Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2019–2022 : Israel

Application Deadline: September 2, 2018

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, 2014. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 2, 2018. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2019.


Degree Level: Postdoctoral Studies

Field: Humanities or Jewish studies

Value: Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget.

Number of Fellowships: Two ( annual)

Duration: The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2019. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.

Place of Study: Israel

Eligible Countriesscholars from Israel and abroad are eligible to apply


  1. Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and are not allowed to work 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, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2022. 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.

Teaching in English is possible.

How to Apply:

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 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.
  5. Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample, up to thirty pages long.
  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 Sept. 2, according to the guidelines and instructions given on the online system.



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