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ORION CENTER GRANTS AND AWARDS

Last updated 27 January 2014.


Orion Center Research Scholarships 2014


To see the announcement in Hebrew, please click here.

The Orion Center invites applications for its research scholarships (up to $2000). The scholarships are for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature in all relevant disciplines.

Preference is given to integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple studies. Research connected with the scholarship must be carried out in Israel; scholarship recipients will be associated with the Orion Center and participate in Center programs.

Preference is given to junior scholars (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral students).

Requirements:

1. Applications (in Hebrew or English) should be sent by email to orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il, and preferably also submitted in writing to:

The Orion Center
Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies, Rm. 3102
Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem 91905 ISRAEL
The deadline is February 28, 2014...

2. Please include:
  1. Topic of research: A detailed description of the proposed research, outlining the method, goals, and potential publications connected with the project.
  2. Approximately 15 pages from your doctoral dissertation or another scholarly publication that represents your research.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Two references from scholars familiar with your work, along with contact information for each referee.
  5. Form with personal details. Hebrew /English



Orion Center Research Scholarships 2013/14


To see the announcement in Hebrew, please click here.

The Orion Center invites applications for its research scholarships (up to $2000).
The scholarships are for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature in all relevant disciplines.
Preference is given to integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple studies. Research connected with the scholarship must be carried out in Israel; scholarship recipients will be associated with the Orion Center and participate in Center programs. Preference is given to junior scholars (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral students).

Requirements:

Applications (in Hebrew or English) should be sent by email to orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il
and submitted in writing to:
The Orion Center
Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies, Rm. 3102
Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem 91905 ISRAEL

The deadline is May 30, 2013..

Please include:
  1. Topic of research and a short description.
  2. A detailed description of the proposed research, outlining the method, goals and potential publications connected with the project.
  3. Approximately 15 pages from your doctoral dissertation or another scholarly publication that represents your research.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Two references from scholars familiar with your work, along with contact information for each referee.
  6. Form with personal details. Hebrew /English

Previous Recipients

Graduate Internship in Dead Sea Scrolls - For the Academic Year 2013/14

An Internship is available at the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature

For the Academic Year 2013/14
For Details and Interview call or visit
The Orion Center: Phone no. 02-5881966
Room 3102, The Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies
Office hours : 08:00-15:30
E-Mail: orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il


Master's Thesis Award

From time to time the Orion Center offers an award for an outstanding Master's thesis, on the Dead Sea Scrolls or related topics, in all relevant disciplines. Preference is given to integrative studies involving the importance of the Scrolls for other aspects of Second Temple period research. The amount of the award is $1000 - $2000.

This award has not been renewed for 2013/2014. Please check here for future developments.

Previous Recipients

      2008/9
    • Christian Stadel, Department of Semitic Languages, Heidelberg University, Germany: "Hebraisms in the Aramic Texts from Qumran"


    • 2007/8
    • Roi Porat, Department of Archaeology , Hebrew University: "Bar Kokhba Refuge Caves in the Area between Ein Gedi and Qumran, in Light of the Renewed Research Project in the Judean Desert"


    • 2004/5
    • Leeor Gottlieb, Department of Bible, The Hebrew University: “Two Kinds of Erroneous Repetition in Textual Witnesses of the Hebrew Bible”


    • 2002/3
    • Noam Mizrahi, Department of Bible, The Hebrew University: “The 'Son of God' Scroll from Qumran: Exegetical Problems in Linguistic Perspective”




    Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    From time to time the Hebrew University of Jerusalem makes funding available to the Orion Center for a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Hebrew University , in the fields of Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature. In the past the fellowship has carried an award of up to $15,000 per year, for one to three years.

    The fellowship has not been renewed for the coming year, but please check here for future developments.

    Previous Recipients

      2007–2009
    • Dr. Guy Stiebel, Department of Archaeology , University of London and The Hebrew University: Armis et Litteris—The Military Equipment of Early Roman Palestine in Light Of the Archaeological and Historical Sources


    • Dr. Hanan Birenboim, Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University: Gentile Impurity in the Hasmonaean Period and in the Roman Period until the Bar-Kokhba Revolt


    • Dr. Rafael Zer, Department of Bible, Hebrew University: Direct and Implicit Relations between the Babylonian and the Tiberian Masora, and the Ancient Biblical Textual Witnesses: The Scrolls of the Judean Desert and the Aramaic Biblical Translations




    • 2003–2006
    • Dr. Noah Hacham, Department of the History of the Jewish People, The Hebrew University): The Third Book of Maccabees: Literature, History and Ideology


    • Dr. Ronit Nikolsky, Department of Comparative Religion, The Hebrew University: The Development of the Traditions about the Ten Tribes (2003)



    Previous Orion Center Grant Recipients


    2012/2013
    • Arjen Bakker , Ph.D candidate in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Leuven, Belgium: “The Casting of Lots and the Concept of Inheritance: âåøì and ðçìä in 4QInstruction, the Serekh ha-Yahad and the Hodayot.”

    • Dr. Eshbal Ratson , Ben-Gurion Prize Fellow at Ben-Gurion University: Ancient Jewish cosmology in the Enochic literature.

    • Nadav Sharon , Ph.D candidate in the Department of Jewish History at Hebrew University: “The Roman Conquest and Its Significance in the Dead Sea Scrolls.”


    2011/2012
    • Michael Tuval, Ph.D. candidate in Jewish History of the Second Temple Period, Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Orion Matlow Scholar: “The Priests as Leaders of Judaism in Flavius Josephus and the Dead Sea Scrolls”


    2010/2011
    • Miryam Brand, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, Orion Matlow Scholar: “‘At the Entrance Sin is Crouching’: The Source of Sin and its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple Literature”

    • Shlomit Harel-Kendi, Ph.D. candidate, Bar-Ilan University, Orion Matlow Scholar: “Festivals in Qumran and Related Literature”


    2009/2010
    • Dr. Liora Goldman , Departments of Bible and Jewish History, University of Haifa , Orion Matlow Scholar: “A New Edition and Commentary on the Scroll 4Q408 (4QApocryphon of Moses)”




    2008/9
    • Dr. Lara Guglielmo, Department of Ancient History, University Federico II of Naples, Italy: A Physical Reconstruction of the Halakhic Section of 4Q266 Witness


    • Dr. Ariel Feldman, Department of Bible, Haifa University: The Reworking of 1-2 Kings in 4Q382

    2007/8
    • Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, PhD student, Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University: National Identity and Territory: The Borders of the Land of Israel in the Consciousness of the People of the Second Temple and the Roman–Byzantine Periods


    • Noam Mizrahi, PhD student, Department of Bible, The Hebrew University: The Lexicon and Phraseology of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice

    2006/7
    • Joseph Leon Angel Ph.D. student (New York University): Priests and Priesthood at Qumran.

    • Yehoshua Granat Ph.D. student (Department of Hebrew Literature): Creation Themes in Early Hebrew Poetry and Second Temple Literature (Matlow Scholarship)

    • Moshe Tur-Paz Ph.D. student (Department of Jewish History): Community Boundaries and Religious Exclusion during the Second Temple Era (Matlow Scholarship)



    2005/6
    • Jeremy Penner, Ph.D. student : The Development of Institutionalized Prayer within Judaism by Considering the Evidence for the Establishment of Regular, Set Times of Prayer within the Dead Sea Scrolls

    • Alexander Paul Jassen, Ph.D. student : The Land of Israel in the Consciousness of the Jews During the Second Temple Literature, Mishnaic and Talmudic periods



    2004/5
    • Vered Hillel, Ph.D. student :Source, Structure and Composition of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.

    • Junghwa Choi, Ph.D. student : Leadership in the Qumran Community



    2003/4
    • Dwight Swanson, Prof: The Nature of the Authority of the Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls

    • Eyal Ben Eliahoo, Ph.D. student : The Land of Israel in the Consciousness of the Jews During the Second Temple Literature, Mishnaic and Talmudic periods



    2002/3
    • Hanan Birenboim, Ph.D. student: Sin, Impurity and the Body in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    • Sara Oren, Ph.D. student: Microscopic and Forensic Analysis of the Material on Which the Scrolls are Written.



    2001/2
    • Shraga Bar-On, Ph.D. student: The Institution of "Casting Lots" from the Bible through the Second Temple Period

    • Dr. Alexander Kulik: The Greek-Slavonic Apocalypse of Baruch (3 Baruch)

    • Prof. Susan Sheridan: Analysis of the Human Remains in the German Qumran Collection


    2000/1
    • Dr. Håkan Bengtsson, Post-doc: What's in a Name? A Study of Sobriquets in the Pesharim

    • Avner Glucklich, Ph.D. student: The Anthropological-Historical Background to the Emergence of the Dead Sea Sect

    • Nataniel B. Levtow, Ph.D. student: Polemics against "Incorrect" Worship Practices in Qumran Sectarian Literature

    • Ronit Nikolsky, Ph.D. student: The History of the Rechabites



    1999/2000
    • Mi-Sop Park, Ph.D. student: Repetition of Particles before Nouns in Biblical Hebrew and the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scroll

    • G. Daniel Shtiebel, Ph.D. student: The Scroll of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness in Light of the Study of Military Equipment and Strategy in Palestine of the Classical Period

    • Roni Yishai, Ph.D. student: The Scroll, "The War of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness," from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Six Copies of Cave 4 (4Q491-496): New Edition, Commentary and Introduction and Comparison with the Version of Cave 1 (1QM) and Other Relevant Fragments from Qumran

    • Dr. Joe Zias: Qumran and the Essene Cemeteries and the Question of Celibacy: an Anthropological Reevaluation




    1998/9
    • Beatriz Monco, Ph.D. student: Multiple Recensions of a Pseudepigraphic Book Transmitted in Greek at the End of the Ancient Period.

    • Michael Segal, research student: Exegetical Techniques in Rewritten Bible.

    • Uri Yiftach, Ph.D. student: Marriage and the Marital Arrangement: Law and Practice in the Greek Papyri from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Near East (4th c. BCE - 7th c. CE).




    1997/8
    • Angela Y. Kim, Ph.D. student, University of Notre Dame: The Study of Text and the Pesher Genre in the Qumran Fragment of the Commentary of Hosea.

    • Alexander Kulik, Ph.D. student, Hebrew University: Philological Study of the Book of the Vision of Abraham.

    • Emmanuelle Main, Ph.D. student, Hebrew University: Research on the Sadducees.

    • Stephen J. Pfann, Ph.D. student, Hebrew University: The Evolution of the Essene Movement: Ancient Historians, Scrolls and Archaeology.

    • Eyal Regev, Ph.D. student, Bar Ilan University: Second Temple sects, with an emphasis on halacha, social history and material culture.




    1996/7

    • Esther Eshel, The Belief in Demons in the Land of Israel in the Second Temple Period.

    • Torleif Elgvin, Edition of Some Eschatological Writings from Qumran; Noah Hacham, The Third Book of Maccabees.

    • Matthew Morgenstern, The Edition of the Previously Undeciphered Columns of the Genesis Apocryphon from Cave 1.

    • Dr. Yizhar Hirschfield, The Excavation Finds at Qumran: An Architectural and Chronological Analysis.

    • Dr. David Rothstein, Phylactery and Mezuzah Texts from Qumran.


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