ORION CENTER Scholarships and Awards

Orion Center Research Scholarships 2020/2021

To see the announcement in Hebrew, please click here.

The Orion Center invites applications for its research scholarships. The scholarships are for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature in all relevant disciplines. We particularly encourage integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple studies. Preference will be given to junior scholars (M.A. students in the process of writing the thesis, Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral students).
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; they will present their research in an Orion Center research seminar. The amount of the grant will be up to $4000.

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Requirements:

1. Applications (in Hebrew or English) should be sent by email to orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il.
2. Please include:
  1. A detailed description of the proposed research project, outlining its method and goals, along with potential publications connected with it.
  2. 10-15 pages from your doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis, or other scholarly publication that represents your work.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Two recommendations, along with contact information for each referee.
  5. Form with personal details: Hebrew / English

Previous Recipients

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

2007/8

2004/5

2002/3


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 Fellows

2015/2016

(Under a cooperative arrangement with the Erasmus Programme and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven):

2007/2009


2003/2006

Previous Orion Center Grant Recipients

2016/2017

2015/2016


2014/2015


2012/2013


2011/2012


2010/2011


2009/2010


2008/9


2007/8


2006/7


2005/6


2004/5


2003/4


2002/3


2001/2


2000/1


1999/2000


1998/9


1997/8


1996/7