Fellowships and Study opportunities 2020-2021

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PhD Scholarship at the Faculty of Theology - AMRAM

Application deadline:
Fellowship Beginning: June 1, 2021
Institution: Biblical Studies Section of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
More Information: https://teol.ku.dk/nyheder/nyheder-2020/to-forskningsprojekter-modtager-millionbevillinger-fra-den-frie-forskningsfond/
The Biblical Studies Section of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen, is offering a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship commencing 1 June 2021.
The PhD is a part of the three-year research program “AMRAM: Apocalypticism: Manuscripts, Rewriting, and Authority Management,” (2021-2024) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. AMRAM investigates how apocalyptic texts appropriate, maintain, renew, and claim authority. The Aramaic composition Visions of Amram (4Q543-547), found among the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran, serves as case study and as the starting point for an investigation, which is designed to enrich and develop our understanding of ancient apocalyptic literature, its emergence, character, and functions. AMRAM employs transdisciplinary approaches, combining paleographical and linguistic methods, literary and rhetorical analyses, methods from cognitive science, and digital humanities. The research team of AMRAM comprises the PI, a second senior scholar, two postdocs, and the PhD fellow.
The PhD scholarship includes three tasks:
The PhD fellow will be responsible for completing a PhD thesis based on a sub-project provisionally entitled “Visions of Amram as testament.” As a part of AMRAM, the PhD fellow will carry out an investigation of the testament setting as a vehicle and manifestation of authority in Visions of Amram and related literature, in conversation with existing scholarship, and taking full advantage of recent developments in genre theory.
Moreover, the PhD fellow will contribute, in close cooperation with the rest of the AMRAM research team, to a new digital text edition, with commentary, of the five fragmentary manuscripts of Visions of Amram. This part of the AMRAM project will involve regular working sessions with participation of all team members.
Finally, the PhD fellow will partake in the common endeavor of the AMRAM team, contributing, by way of discussions and input, to all parts of the project, including sub-projects which are the main responsibility of the other team members.
The place of employment will be the Biblical Studies Section at the Faculty of Theology. We offer stimulating working conditions in a dynamic research environment.
The candidate will have a Master’s degree in theology or an equivalent degree, and command of ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Mastering of Aramaic or, alternatively, willingness and capacity to quickly acquire reading skills in the Aramaic of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is a requirement. Previous experience in working with texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls including paleography will be an advantage.

January

Call For Application: POLONSKY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2021

Application deadline: January 1, 2021
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2021
Institution: The Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
More Information: https://www.vanleer.org.il/en/polonsky-academy/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=POLONSKY%20A
The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will award Post Doctoral Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences

Graduate Studies (UBC, Canada)

Application deadline: January 4, 2021
Institution: The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia
More Information: (https://cnrs.ubc.ca/for-graduates/admission/).
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia will be accepting applications for graduate students in our PhD and MA programs for the academic year 2021-2022. Our department offers six graduate programs focusing on the history, literature, archaeology, and religious traditions of the ancient Mediterranean. The research strengths of our interdisciplinary department include Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology, Hebrew Bible studies, early Christianity and Judaism, the languages and literature of Greece, Rome and the Near East, reception studies, digital humanities, and cultural history. All of our graduate students receive generous funding packages consisting of awards, fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Applications are due January 4, 2021. There is a virtual open house event for students interested in applying to our MA and PhD graduate programs on Tuesday, November 10th, at 9:00 am over Zoom. Gregg Gardner, Tony Keddie, Sara Milstein, Kevin Fisher, and other faculty will be present to meet prospective students.. We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this message to your undergraduate and graduate students and to any other appropriate parties. Interested students may register their spot on the CNERS Admissions website (https://cnrs.ubc.ca/for-graduates/admission/).

J. P. Gumbert Dissertation Award 2021

Application deadline: Friday, 8 January 2021,
Fellowship Beginning:
Institution: The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at Universität Hamburg
Location: Germany
Duration: The award includes a prize money of 5,000 Euros and a fellowship for a research stay at CSMC (earliest from April 2021).
Salary:
More Information:
E-mail Submission: applications.csmc@uni-hamburg.de

Doctoral Scholarships - Call for applications: GSSP scholarships for international PhD candidates

Application deadline: January 15, 2021
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2021
Institution: The Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts” and the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) invite applications for doctoral scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service
Location: Universität Hamburg, Germany
More Information: https://www.csmc.uni-hamburg.de/study-at-csmc/dr-phil/scholarships.html
E-mail Submission: merryl.rebello@uni-hamburg.de

February

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Application deadline: February 15, 2021
Fellowship Beginning: July 1, 2021
Institution: Brown University, Providence, RI
Duration: two-year position
More Information: https://www.brown.edu/academics/archaeology/news/2020/11/position-announcement-postdoctoral-fellowship-archaeology-and-ancient-world
Application Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/80103

March

POSTDOCS: 2, at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology (TAU)

Application deadline: March 1, 2021
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2021
Institution: Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
Location: Tel Aviv
Duration: 2021–2022 academic year
E-mail Submission: lipschit@tauex.tau.ac.il, niritshi@tauex.tau.ac.il
Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, in the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for the 2021–2022 academic year in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.

The highly competitive fellowships are offered to researchers across many disciplines and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last three years from an institution other than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures and/or biblical history is required, the nature of the applicant’s specific research interests and areas of expertise is open.

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2021, and is for a period of one academic year. There is an option to apply for a second year of a post-doc position as part of the 2022–2023 application circle. The appointment carries an NIS 103,275 (= to approximately $30,500) stipend.

Successful candidates are expected to submit a detailed research proposal (up to 2000 words) describing their research endeavor at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. They are also expected to make a substantive contribution to the institute by organizing a colloquium on a subject related to their research that will stimulate an intellectual environment and foster innovative and interdisciplinary research. The outline of this colloquium, to be held at TAU in mid-June 2022, should be part of the research proposal. Candidates should supply letters from two leading scholars in relevant fields confirming their participation in the colloquium. The candidates will continue to develop their respective colloquium during their stay at the institute.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of their Ph.D. certificate and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the recommenders). Post-doctoral fellows must state if they are applying for other sources of funding for the fellowship period. The scientific committee includes Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Yuval Gadot, Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Yoram Cohen, Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef, Dr. Dafna Langgut, Prof. Amir Gilan and Dr. Guy Stiebel.

Application materials should be sent as one email with the relevant attachments, to: Professor Oded Lipschits ( lipschit@tauex.tau.ac.il) and to Mrs. Nirit Kedem (niritshi@tauex.tau.ac.il) .
Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application
Last date for submission of material: March 1, 2021. Results will be published no later than March 22, 2021.

POSTDOC IN BIBLICAL / JEWISH STUDIES

Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
Institution: The KU Leuven
Location: Belgium
Duration: 3-year postdoc
More Information: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/56143490

The postdoc will focus on identifying, locating, and studying manuscripts containing Targum that are inadequately described in catalogues or the present location of which is uncertain. The project therefore offers an exciting opportunity to study and publish previously unstudied primary materials.


POSTDOC DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
Institution: The KU Leuven
Location: Belgium
Duration: 3-year postdoc
More Information: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/56143479

The postdoc will use computer modelling to infer the relationship between the textual witnesses and to integrate external data into the analysis in order to model the historical development of the texts. The approach is experimental, requiring flexibility and creativity, while offering the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of new ways of working with ancient texts.

April


Call for applicants – 2022 - Archaeology of Jerusalem and Judah (Jerusalem)

Application deadline: April 15, 2021
Applications must be uploaded to the online application system:: http://scholarships.huji.ac.il/
The Roger and Susan Hertog Center
for the Archaeological Study of Jerusalem and Judah
The Hertog Center has M.A., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral scholarships available for excellent students who will pursue cutting-edge research on a range of topics related to the archaeology of Jerusalem and Judah throughout the ages, to be conducted at the Institute of Archaeology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The M.A. scholarship recipient will be awarded $20,000 per year for two years (October 2021–September 2023).
The Ph.D. scholarship recipient will be awarded $27,00 per year for up to four years (beginning October 2021).
The Post-Doctoral scholarship recipient will be awarded $40,500 for one year (October 2021–September 2022). This scholarship is open to researchers who have received or have approval of their Ph.D. within the last three years before the scholarship commences.

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November

FELLOWSHIPS: ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program 2021-22

Application deadline: November 20th, 2020
Fellowship Beginning: September 1, 2021
Institution: ISAW
Location: New York
More Information: https://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholars

December

FELLOWSHIPS: In Middle Eastern Studies (Austin)

Application deadline: December 15, 2020
Fellowship Beginning:
Institution: The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Location: Texas at Austin
More Information: (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/mes/graduate/phd-programs/overview.php)
E-mail Submission: lisa.parisi@austin.utexas.edu
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is offering a number of competitive fellowships for incoming Ph.D. students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The department offers Ph.D. degrees in the following tracks:
Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (faculty:Jonathan Kaplan, Na’ama Pat-El, Bruce Wells).
Islamic Studies (faculty: Kamran Aghaie, Samy Ayoub, Hina Azam)
Linguistics (faculty: Mohammad Mohammad, Avigail Noy, Na’ama Pat-El)
Middle Eastern History (faculty: Kamran Aghaie, Mikiya Koyagi)
Middle Eastern Literature and Culture (faculty: Karen Grumberg, Brahim El-Guabli, Avigail Noy, Jeannette Okur, Nahid Siamdoust, Babak Tabarraee)

Students are funded through a combination of college-wide and university-wide fellowships, endowments, and teaching assistantships. Information regarding eligibility, admissions, and requirements can be found on our website (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/mes/graduate/phd-programs/overview.php).
The deadline for applications is Dec. 15th. For assistance, please contact a faculty member in your area of interest or our graduate coordinator, Lisa Parisi (lisa.parisi@austin.utexas.edu).

FELLOWSHIPS: Biblical Studies at UNC-CH

Application deadline: December 15, 2020
Institution: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
E-mail Submission: dalambe@email.unc.edu
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be accepting applications for paid fellowships for doctoral students in Hebrew Bible through the Ancient Mediterranean Religions subfield for the academic year 2021-2022.
The doctoral program offers an opportunity for students to receive a broad-based education in the study of religion, while also pursuing specialized training in Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near East, and Semitic Philology. Faculty have strong interests in Second Temple Judaism as well. Applications are due December 15, 2020.
***Joseph Lam and David Lambert will be holding a virtual open house to discuss the program at 4pm on Monday, November 2.***
If you are interested in attending, please register by writing to dalambe@email.unc.edu.

October

PhD fellowship - Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World

Application deadline: October 1st, 2020
Fellowship Beginning: January 1, 2021
Institution: Study of Religion, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark
Location: Denmark
Duration: 3 years
More Information: https://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/1103953
E-mail Submission: lfeldt@sdu.dk

Duke University Joseph Shatzmiller Fellowship in Jewish Studies North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar

Application deadline: October 6, 2020
More Information: https://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/nc-jewish-studies-seminar/
E-mail Submission: jlmell@ncsu.edu
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar invites applications for graduate fellows interested in participating in the life of the seminar. Named after Joseph Shatzmiller, an eminent Duke University Jewish historian and a longtime member of the seminar, these fellowships offer an opportunity to learn more about a range of Jewish Studies topics, meet and engage with prominent Jewish Studies scholars from across the country and the world, and receive mentorship from NC Jewish Studies scholars.
Fellows will receive a research stipend of $500 and an opportunity to present their work to an interdisciplinary audience. Up to five fellowships will be offered.
The seminar meets about once a month during the academic year, on Sunday afternoon. We bring nationally renowned and emergent scholars to discuss their work. Papers are pre-circulated. This year, of course, we will be moving most of our proceedings online. While the schedule has not yet been fully set, you can get a sense of our mission here: https://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/nc-jewish-studies-seminar/. The call is open to graduate students with preference given to students at Duke, North Carolina State, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest.
Duke University Shatzmiller Fellows will be expected to attend the sessions regularly, and to prepare a presentation of their own work for the final session (in April 2021). They will be encouraged to participate freely in intellectual exchange, both at the seminar and, COVID-19 permitting, at dinners that take place afterwards.
Application requirements: CV, writing sample (10,000 words maximum), and 1-2 page statement of interest, specifically discussing your interest in Jewish Studies. Please email these materials (or any questions) to Julie Mell ( jlmell@ncsu.edu) by 6 October 2020.
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC Carolina Seminars, the Office of the Dean at NC State, the Office of the Provost at Wake Forest University, the Department of History at Duke University, and Religions & Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2021-2022 academic year

Application deadline: October 15, 2020
Institution: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
More Information: aiar.org/home/fellowships/?mc_cid=5d98687e73&mc_eid=a7841e8167
E-mail Submission: scohen@aiar.org

September

Fulbright Israel Fellowships 2021/22
The Fellowship Program

June

PhD Scholarschip in Biblical Studies / Hebrew Bible

Application deadline: June 15, 2020
scholarship Beginning: October 1st, 2020
Institution: The Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Oct 2020 -- Sept 2022
Salary: 22.500–25.000 CZK net/month (ca. 900–1000 €)
More Information: https://web.etf.cuni.cz/ETFN-802.html
E-mail Submission: office@etf.cuni.cz

Annual

"Ancient Israel Studies” MA program (Tel Aviv Un.)

Institution: Tel Aviv University
Location: Israel
More Information: https://international.tau.ac.il/ma_archeology_land_of_the_bible
Thanks to the successes of the International MA Program “Ancient Israel Studies”, Tel Aviv University decided to change the status of the program and to integrate it with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.
Because of this change, the NEW academic tuition was cut to nearly a third of the previous amount, and from now on it will be $10,500 for two years (Year One: course work and Year Two: thesis track), and it includes the mandatory fieldwork excavation (4 weeks at the end of Year One).
The program will also give 4 full Tuition grants.

Hebrew Bible doctorates (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Application deadline: December 10, 2019
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that we are offering paid fellowships for doctoral students in Hebrew Bible through the Ancient Mediterranean Religions subfield for the academic year 2020-2021. UNC’s Department of Religious Studies is one of the top ranked graduate programs in religion. In particular, the Department is known for its pedagogical training and for engaging contemporary theories of religion. Graduate students would qualify to receive additional support from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. For graduate students starting in Fall 2020, the application deadline is December 10, 2019.

The doctoral program offers an opportunity for students to receive a broad based education in the study of religion while also pursuing specialized training in the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context and the history of biblical interpretation. The faculty have strong interests in late Second Temple Judaism as well.

Primary faculty in this area include:
David Lambert, associate professor, author of How Repentance Became
Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture (Oxford University Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Textual Studies.

Joseph Lam, assistant professor, author of Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Experts in other areas of the subfield in Ancient Mediterranean Religions include:
Bart Ehrman (history of early Christianity; New Testament studies) Jodi Magness (early Judaism; archeology of Palestine) Evyatar Marienberg (Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish law) Zlatko Plese (Gnosticism; Hellenistic religions and philosophy)

Located in North Carolina’s culturally rich and affordable Research Triangle, the program offers the opportunity to work closely with faculty at nearby Duke University as well.

For more information, please contact David Lambert (dalambe@email.unc.edu), Joseph Lam http://religion.unc.edu.

February

2020 Dirk Smilde Fellowship and Research Seminar

Application deadline: February 15, 2020

The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen is happy to announce the call for 2020 Dirk Smilde Scholarships for excellent PhD students/candidates and postdocs in Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, and related fields.
2 scholarships will be offered for a duration of 3 months each, to be in residence October through December, 2020. The scholarship amounts to €1,000 per month.
The scholarships will coincide with the residence of the 2020 Dirk Smilde Fellow, Professor Annette Yoshiko Reed, and the recipients will participate in the weekly research seminar led by Professor Reed, “Judaism, Christianity, and the Forgotten Past” (see below) as well as the intellectual community of the Institute and the Faculty.

To apply, please submit the following materials no later than 15 February 2020:
  1. Letter of interest
  2. CV
  3. Description of the proposed research project
  4. Published or unpublished work related to the project
  5. Any other materials that you believe would be useful in helping the selection committee evaluate your scholarship.
  6. (2) letters of recommendation

Please email your application materials by 15 February to Ms. Willeke van de Pol: w.c.van.de.pol@rug.nl.
Inquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Qumran Institute, Prof. Dr. Mladen Popović: m.popovic@rug.nl.
The Qumran Institute at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen is very pleased to announce the 2020 Dirk Smilde Fellow, Annette Yoshiko Reed. Thanks to the generous support of the Dirk Smilde Foundation and the Ubbo Emmius Funds, Professor Reed will be in residence at the Qumran Institute in Winter 2020 in order to work on her project “Judaism, Christianity, and the Forgotten Past,” and to run the corresponding research seminar.

"Judaism, Christianity, and the Forgotten Past"
The 19th and 20th centuries were marked by a series of manuscript discoveries--from Oxyrhynchus Papyri to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi codices--that opened up astonishing new perspectives on the ancient Jewish and Christian past. Since then, much research has been dedicated to reconstructing fragmentary texts, lost voices, and forgotten sects and perspectives. Due to the success of this research, it is now an apt moment to step back and also consider what was forgotten, how, and why. The more we learn from the Dead Sea Scrolls and other such manuscript finds, the more we come to realize how much of the literary heritage of Second Temple Judaism came to be lost to later Jews and Christians. New questions arise, thus, about the selectivity in the preservation of the Second Temple past and the place of forgetting in the memory-making of Judaism and Christianity. This research project is an experiment in reassessing the Second Temple past and its reception within Judaism, Christianity, and modern scholarship, with a focus on what was forgotten. Many studies have drawn on the Dead Sea Scrolls, for instance, to trace histories of interpretation and reception into Late Antiquity and beyond. But what might these data also tell us about loss, rupture, overwriting, and erasure? Is it possible to draw upon theoretical models from the study of collective memory and cultural amnesia better to understand these dynamics, and in the process, to recover a richer understanding of the evolving place of the Second Temple past in the contested identities and intertwined histories of Judaism and Christianity? And how much such perspectives, in turn, also challenge us to rethink our modern scholarly narratives about Jewish and Christian antiquity?
The Research Seminar will have as its backbone a series of lectures by the 2020 Dirk Smilde Professorial Research Fellow, Annette Yoshiko Reed. These lectures will focus especially on the Christian memory and forgetting of the Second Temple Jewish past, considering key moments from antiquity and modernity alike in which what we now know as the diverse Jewish literary heritage from this period was overwritten, at some times, and reworked, recast, and recovered, at others, shaping the continued formation of Christian identities in relation to Judaism.
Topics to be addressed in the weekly seminars led by participants might include:
- Memory Studies and its power and limits for understanding ancient Judaism and Christianity
- Premodern and/or modern examples of the historiography of Second Temple Judaism (scholarly and otherwise)
- Examples of later Jewish and/or Christian reception of Second Temple texts and traditions (late antique, medieval, modern)
- Test-cases in both continuity and rupture in relation to DSS and later Jewish and/or Christian traditions
- Examples of premodern narratives or reflections about the forgotten past (e.g., lost books)
- Examples of modern scholarly discussions revolutionized by DSS and other MSS discoveries

Annette Yoshiko Reed is presently an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Her research spans Second Temple Judaism and Late Antiquity, with a special concern for reception-history, so-called “apocrypha” and “pseudepigrapha,” and problems of historiography and identity. Her publications include Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (2005), Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism (2018), and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (forthcoming).

March

POSTDOCS: 2, in Archaeology, at Tel Aviv University

Application deadline: March 1, 2020
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2020
Institution: Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Location: Tel Aviv University
E-mail Submission: lipschit@tauex.tau.ac.il and niritshi@tauex.tau.ac.il

Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, in the Fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for the 2020–2021 academic year in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.

The highly competitive fellowships are offered to researchers across many disciplines and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last three years from an institution other than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures and/or biblical history is required, the nature of the applicant’s specific research interests and areas of expertise is open.

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2020, and is for a period of one academic year. There is an option to apply for a second year of a post-doc position as part of the 2021–2022 application circle. The appointment carries an NIS 117,000 (= to approximately $33,500) stipend.

Successful candidates are expected to submit a detailed research proposal (up to 2000 words) describing their research endeavor at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. They are also expected to make a substantive contribution to the institute by organizing a colloquium on a subject related to their research that will stimulate an intellectual environment and foster innovative and interdisciplinary research. The outline of this colloquium, to be held at TAU in mid-June 2021, should be part of the research proposal.
Candidates should supply letters from two leading scholars in relevant fields confirming their participation in the colloquium. The candidates will continue to develop their respective colloquium during their stay at the institute.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of their Ph.D. certificate and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the recommenders). Post-doctoral fellows must state if they are applying for other sources of funding for the fellowship period.

The scientific committee includes Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Yuval Gadot, Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Yoram Cohen, Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef, Dr. Dafna Langgut, Dr. Amir Gilan and Dr. Guy Stiebel.

Application materials should be sent as one email with the relevant attachments, to: Professor Oded Lipschits (lipschit@tauex.tau.ac.il ) and to Mrs. Nirit Kedem (niritshi@tauex.tau.ac.il ) .
Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application
Last date for submission of material: March 1, 2020.
Results will be published no later than March 31, 2020.

April

GRANTS: AIAS - ANNUAL TRAVEL GRANTS 2020

Application deadline: 20th April 2020
Institution: The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
Location: London, England
More Information:1) Website: www.aias.org.uk 2) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Israel/Archaeology/London
E-mail Submission: secretary@aias.org.uk
The Nicholas Slope Memorial Award, the RD Barnett Award, and two Sheila and Anthony Rabin Awards are offered competitively to UK students of archaeology and related subjects for work on an excavation in Israel. Each award is normally of £500.
For application forms and further information download at: www.aias.org.uk.
For answers to queries, email: secretary@aias.org.uk Or write to: Administrator, Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, 2nd Floor, Supreme House, 300 Regents Park Road, London N3 2JX
Applications and references must be received by Monday 20th April 2020
The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society was founded in 1961 to promote and disseminate investigation and understanding of all periods of Near Eastern Archaeology. It is a non-political charity that embraces the various cultures and religions of the region.
To find out more about AIAS, visit our webpage: www.aias.org.uk or visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Israel/Archaeology/London

May

FELLOWSHIPS: Archaeology of Jerusalem and Judah (Jerusalem)

Application deadline: May 1, 2020
Fellowship Beginning: October 2020
Institution: The Institute of Archaeology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
More Information: http://archaeology.huji.ac.il
E-mail Submission: archscholarship@savion.ac.il
The Institute of Archaeology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is very pleased to announce the establishment of The Roger and Susan Hertog Center for the Archaeological Study of Jerusalem and Judah.
The Roger and Susan Hertog Center has made M.A., Ph.D. and Post-Doc scholarships available for excellent students who will pursue cutting-edge research on a range of topics related to the archaeology of Jerusalem and Judah throughout the ages. In addition, funds are available for independent research projects that will make a significant contribution to these topics.
The M.A. scholarship recipient will be awarded $20,000 per year for two years (October 2020–September 2022).
The Ph.D. scholarship recipient will be awarded $27,00 per year for up to four years (beginning in October 2020).
The Post-Doc scholarship recipient will be awarded $40,500 for one year (October 2020–September 2021) and is open to scholars who have received or have approval of their Ph.D. within the last three years before the scholarship commences.
The amounts awarded for independent research grants will be determined by the Institute of Archaeology’s scientific committee.
The successful candidates are expected to take an active part in the academic activities at the Institute of Archaeology during the course of their award.
Details of the application requirements for each position can be found at http://archaeology.huji.ac.il
Applications must be submitted to archscholarship@savion.ac.il no later than 1.5.2020.

ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program 2020-21

Application deadline: November 20, 2019

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. In an effort to embrace a truly inclusive geographical scope while maintaining continuity and coherence, the Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean. The approaches of anthropology, archaeology, geography, geology, history, economics, sociology, art history, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology are as integral to the enterprise as the study of texts, philosophy, and the analysis of artifacts.

ISAW is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Visiting Research Scholar program.
Applicants for visiting scholar positions should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome to apply.

Visiting scholars are expected to undertake research projects connected with ISAW's core academic mission, to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed, to take part in the intellectual life of the community, to participate in ISAW seminars, and to give a public lecture on their research at ISAW.

ISAW is prepared to host visiting research scholars in the following categories:
  1. Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professors: ISAW anticipates appointing up to two Visiting Assistant Professors for 2020-22 (September 1, 2020-August 31, 2022). Holders of these positions are appointed as faculty, teach one graduate-level research seminar at ISAW during the two-year period, and teach one undergraduate course in an NYU department each academic year. Visiting Assistant Professorships are reserved for early-career scholars who received their PhDs on or after May 1, 2017. Current doctoral students in their final year of dissertation work are also welcome to apply, but please note that official conferral of the PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (September 1, 2020). Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69032
  2. One-Year Visiting Research Scholars: ISAW anticipates appointing up to three funded one-year Visiting Research Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year (September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021). Holders of these positions are typically appointed as professional research staff. One-Year Visiting Research Scholar positions are available to scholars of all post-PhD career stages, from recently minted PhDs to retired academics. Current doctoral students in their final year of dissertation work are also welcome to apply, but please note that official conferral of the PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (September 1, 2020). Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69034
  3. Externally-Funded Visiting Research Scholars: ISAW is prepared to consider applications from postdoctoral scholars with their own funding from another source. Externally Funded Visiting Research Scholar positions are available to scholars of all post-PhD career stages, from recently minted PhDs to retired academics. Applicants should have their doctorates in hand by the beginning of their period of appointment at ISAW. Holders of these positions do not receive any financial support from ISAW. Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69035
Note: Applicants for ISAW's two-year Visiting Assistant Professorships will automatically be considered for the one-year funded Visiting Research Scholar positions. Please do NOT apply for both positions.

All applications should be made through Interfolio. The application deadline is November 20, 2019, and letters of recommendation are due by December 1, 2019. Note: Applicants should log into Interfolio to confirm that the application and letters of recommendation have been submitted properly prior to the relevant deadlines. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Technical help is available via Interfolio's support team:: https://support.interfolio.com/
Other questions should be directed to Marc LeBlanc, Associate Director for Academic Affairs, at marc.leblanc@nyu.edu.


Fifth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop
“Authorship and Authority in the Ancient World”

Application deadline: March 15, 2019
Workshop: June 17–21, 2019
Institution: International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures Renmin University of China Beijing
Location: China Beijing
More Information: http://warpweftandway.com/call-for-applications-ph-d-student-and-young-scholar-workshop/
E-mail Submission: ruc_icsat@163.com

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Zalman Shamir Department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University invites you to apply for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019
Fellowship Beginning: October 27, 2019.
Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Location: Israel
Duration: 2019-2020 academic year
Salary: The fellowship provides a 7,500 NIS monthly non-taxable stipend ($2080 at today’s exchange rate) and round-trip airfare (direct flight, economy class).
More Information: https://nelc.fas.harvard.edu/files/nelcnew/files/due_sept_1_2018_postdoc_biblical_studies_bar-ilan_university.pdf
E-mail Submission: bible.dept@biu.ac.il
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