New Fellowship in Jewish Studies

The following notification was passed on by Prof. I. Gafni – do suggest that all interested check it out!


The Yad Hanadiv and the Beracha Foundation Visiting Fellowship in Jewish Studies Announce a Programme in Jerusalem for Visiting Fellowships in Jewish Studies – 2015/2016 Academic Year


In an effort to enhance the quality of courses, instruction, and research in Jewish Studies at universities throughout the world, a Visiting Fellowship programme has been established by Yad Hanadiv and the Beracha Foundation.  Fellowships are awarded each year to scholars in Jewish Studies, who hold non-tenured university positions at the time of their application.  Fellows will spend a year in Israel, pursuing their research projects, while meeting regularly with a senior scholar in their field who will serve as an academic advisor. The Fellows will be required to confirm that upon completion of the 2015/2016 academic year they will resume teaching Jewish Studies at a University outside Israel. 


Candidates wishing to apply for a Fellowship for the academic year 2015/2016 must meet the following criteria:

  1. Dissertation must be submitted 1 April 2015 and the PhD degree must be awarded before the beginning of the fellowship period.
  2. PhD was obtained on or after September 2009.
  3. Competency in Hebrew.
  4. Permanent, non-Israeli residence.
  5. Involvement specifically in the teaching of courses in Jewish Studies.

Amount of Fellowship:

The Fellowship for 2015/2016 will be in the amount of NIS 100,000 plus a family allowance (NIS 10,500 for spouse and NIS 10,500 per child), where applicable. A Fellow will be entitled to a modest travel grant, depending on the place of origin and the size of the family. Expenses for housing and medical care are the sole responsibility of the Fellow.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 26 December 2014.

Applicants will be advised as to the decision of the Steering Committee on or before 31 January 2015.  Further information and application forms may be obtained from:

Prof. Isaiah Gafni or Ms. Natania Isaak-Weschler

Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation Fellowships

4 George Washington Street, 9418794 Jerusalem, ISRAEL

e-mail:  or

Tel.: 972-2-566 5107, ext. 310



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