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Apply now: Martin Buber Fellowship

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows – an initiative of the Hebrew University and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – awards scholarships to postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences to participate in interdisciplinary and intercultural discourses in Jerusalem.

Target Group:

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows aims at fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral). Candidates who have completed their PhD in all fields of the Humanities and the Social Sciences at an Israeli or German university, as well as citizens of Israel or Germany who have received their PhD in any country, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have their PhD degree in hand no earlier than October 1st, 2014, and no later than July 1st, 2019.

No connections of the subject matter to Jewish studies or Israel are required.

Objective and Funding:

Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars. The Fellows are asked to move to Jerusalem and stay in residence. They receive a monthly stipend of approximately 9000 NIS and an additional housing subsidy that can be used either for apartments in the university’s Student Village or to help with costs in apartments elsewhere in the city.

Non-Israeli fellows who move to Jerusalem with their family are eligible for additional support.

Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their individual research under optimal conditions for the term of their fellowship and are expected to become part of the vibrant scholarly community in Jerusalem. They are obliged to participate in bi-weekly colloquia, workshops, lectures, study excursions, and other cultural and academic activities of the MBSF. Discussions in the Martin Buber Society take place in English!

Scholarships are granted for a maximum of four years, beginning October 1, 2019, on the basis of a detailed proposal of a research project of major scope and innovative character. Indeed, an imaginative proposal (no longer than 5 pages) that proves the applicant’s ability to carry out cutting-edge research in her or his field is the most important part of the application.

Application Process and Deadline

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2019-2020 is November 11, 2018.
Outstanding candidates will be invited at short notice at the beginning of February for an interview, either in person or via Skype call.

The application process is simple (a CV and a list of publications, a 1-page abstract of the PhD, a research proposal of 5 pages, and two recommendation letters) and begins with registration on the website http://buberfellows.huji.ac.il/

For further instructions see here: http://scholarships.huji.ac.il

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The
Mandel Building, Room 3221, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905.

For further inquiries please contact Yael Baron at buber.fellows(at)mail.huji.ac.il
Tel. 00972 (0)2-5883901 or 00972(0)2 5881747

September 2018