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Tel Aviv University Scholarship Opportunities

April 2016

FELLOWSHIPS: Research Assistantships (Trinity Western University, CA) for 2016-2017

Application deadline: April 2016
Institution: Trinity Western University
M.A. in Biblical Studies Program

The M.A. in Biblical Studies program is now accepting applications for the following:

1) Two Research Assistantships to the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, under the supervision of Dr. Peter W. Flint (up to $12,000 each, subject to funding). Half of this amount ($6,000) will be awarded as a scholarship, and half ($6,000) will be for work done on a CRC Dead Sea Scrolls project. The main current projects are: a new edition of the Great Psalms Scroll from Cave 11, and the first critical edition of the Book of Psalms for The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition (HBCE). See the link

2) Other research funds. As research assistantships for smaller amounts become available throughout the year, applicants who did not receive the major awards receive first consideration.

Note: All applicants admitted to the M.A. in Biblical Studies program are also considered for M.A. funding available, and no additional application is required.

Who is eligible to apply?

All new and continuing M.A. in Biblical Studies students enrolled in 2016-2017 are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to students with an interest in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and/or a desire to write their thesis on a Dead Sea Scrolls-related topic. Applicants are expected to maintain full time registration in the program for the duration of the award; i.e. a minimum of 9 hours of coursework per semester or registration in Thesis I and Thesis II. Students receiving the Research Assistantship in the first year may have it renewed for a second year, depending on successful progress in their academic studies and research work and depending on the availability of funding.

Applications and references are to be submitted via email to Dr. Tony Cummins, Director of the M.A. in Biblical Studies (, no later than April 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified by the end of April, and sooner if possible. If a suitable candidate is not found for a particular Research Assistantship, the deadline may be extended or the Assistantship may not be awarded.

Application Procedure

1. Send an e-mail to Dr. Tony Cummins stating your intention to apply for a Research Assistantship (

2. Request an academic reference letter be sent directly to Dr. Tony Cummins. Please ask referees to speak directly to your strengths in biblical and cognate languages as demonstrated through coursework; familiarity with standard text-critical methodologies and resources; capacity to work both independently and in collaboration on research projects; and any other proficiencies or skills-e.g., ability to use Bible software and/or Adobe Photoshop - that would be deemed an asset to the Canada Research Chair team.

3. Submit an application - consisting of a cover letter and resume - that highlight your academic background, biblical and cognate languages, experience, interests, and abilities, showing your strengths as a candidate for the Research Assistantship. Please include:

a) Personal details (name, address, phone number, e-mail)
b) Academic history
c) Personal research interests and potential thesis topic, if known
d) Related work history including past research and teaching assistantships
e) Any work and/or research or teaching assistant commitments for 2016-2017
f) Languages studied, listing courses taken and/or level of proficiency
g) Relevant computer skills (be specific concerning platform and programs)
h) Education and career objectives

Gorgias Book Grant

Application deadline: April 6, 2016 Grant Date May 6, 2016
More Information:
E-mail Submission:
Gorgias Press is pleased to announce that applications may now be submitted for the Gorgias Book Grant. Every year, Gorgias chooses two graduate students to receive an award of $500 worth of Gorgias titles (each) for demonstrating excellence in their fields.

2015-2016 Grant Field: Any field within the scope of Gorgias Publications Application Deadline April 6, 2016 Grant Date May 6, 2016

1. Candidate must be enrolled in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) in an accredited university or an institution of learning in the field of the grant.
2. Candidate must have the equivalent of a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Process
To apply, please email the following to Jeff Haines
1. A letter indicating your interests in your field and plans for the future.
2. A two-page description of your thesis, or a one-page description of your course work in the case of course-based programs.
Send the following items by mail to: Gorgias Press LLC, Book Grants Program, 954 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854.
3. Official transcripts of the previous 2 years of university education. If the institutions you come from do not give out transcripts, please contact us to make alternative arrangements to satisfy this requirement.
4. Two letters of recommendations from professors familiar with your work (one must be your current supervisor in the field of the grant).

March 2016

Scripta Qumranica Electronica
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Digital Editions of Qumran Scrolls

Application deadline: March 20, 2016
Fellowship Beginning: between May 1st and October 1st 2016
Institution: The German-Israeli research project Scripta Qumranica Electronica
Location: University of Haifa.
Duration: will last for three years
Salary: The sum of the fellowship is 22,000 Euro per year
More Information: English, Hebrew
E-mail Submission:

Two PhD positions in NWO/FWO project Models of Textual Communities and Digital Palaeography of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Application deadline: 1 April 2016
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Within the framework of Cooperation Flanders, a joint initiative of FWO (the Research Foundation - Flanders) and NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), the Faculties of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen and KU Leuven host the research project Models of Textual Communities and Digital Palaeography of the Dead Sea Scrolls. At each faculty a 4-years (1.0 fte) fully funded PhD position is provided.

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) provides a PhD position for the subproject Literary Heterogeneity and Religious Diversity in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the KU Leuven (Belgium) provides a PhD position for the subproject Diachronicity in the Dead Sea Scrolls Collections.

Both PhD projects will be supervised jointly by the Groningen and Leuven project leaders. Applicants can express interest in either or both positions.

February 2016

Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Location: AMMAN, Jordan
Duration: six months, between August 15, 2016 and December 31, 2017
Award : $25,200
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Old 2015

October 2015

The History of the Pentateuch: Combining Literary and Archaeological Approaches

Application deadline: October 15, 2015
Location: Switzerland and Israel
Duration: 2016-2018
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Residential Fellowships 2016-17

Application deadline: October 15, 2015
Location: North Carolina
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A position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Semitic Languages

Application deadline: October 30 2015
Fellowship Beginning: Vacancy to be filled 2016
Institution: Uppsala University
Location: Sweden
Duration: beginning in 2016 and with a maximum extent of four years
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

2016-2017 Fellowships in Near Eastern Studies

Application deadline: October 15, 2015
Institution: Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Franco-German Summer School : Interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining philology, materials studies, computer science and digital humanities

Application deadline: May 26, 2015
Fellowship Beginning: 6-12 september 2015
Location: island Frauenw?rth, 83256 Chiemsee, (Germany)
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Dirk Smilde Scholarship 2016

Application deadline: 15 May 2015
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E-mail Submission:

post-doctoral Research Associate
"By the Rivers of Babylon: New Perspectives on Second Temple Judaism from Cuneiform Texts"

Application deadline: May 15, 2014
Duration:: 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015
Institution: The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University
More Information: post-doctoral Research Associate
E-mail Submission:

April 2015

Training Program- Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

Call for Proposals Deadline: April 1
Location: University of Southern California's West Semitic Research Project
The training program pdf :
E-mail Submission: or

The University of Southern California's West Semitic Research Project has finished training the fourth round of applicants for training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and is looking for another round of applicants.

Call for applications for 3 one-year postdoctoral fellowships (2015-2016)

Application deadline: 15 April 2015
Fellowship Beginning: September 2015
Institution: The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris
Duration: one-year
Salary: 2000 €/month
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Application deadline: April 22
Fellowship Beginning: August 1, 2015
Institution: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

February 2015

2015-2016 Stewart Postdoctoral Research Associate

Application deadline: February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled
Institution: Department of Religion and the Humanities Council at Princeton University
Location: Princeton, New Jersey USA
Duration: This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for up to three years
More Information:
To Apply (Requisition ID #1500058):

March 2015

Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship 2015

Application deadline for non-EU/EEA students: 15 May 2015
Application deadline for EU/EEA students: 1 March 2015
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Post-Doc Positions for 2015-2016 in the fields of Archaeology

Application deadline: March 2, 2015
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2015
Institution: The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Location: Tel Aviv University
Duration: one academic year.
Salary: The appointment carries an NIS 85,000 approximately $24,000
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships at Freie Universitat Berlin Call for Applications for 2016

Application deadline: 13 March 2015
Fellowship Beginning: 18 months, starting November 2015
Institution: The Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Program
Location: Germany
More Information:

William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars

Application deadline: February 17, 2015
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

A two–month travel-study award will be made available in the summer of 2015 to a qualified American untenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.

The intent of the award, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), is to help foster a dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as in the larger discipline.

January 2015

CHI Visiting Fellows Program at Penn State

Application beginning: January 15, 2015
Institution: The Center for Humanities and Information (CHI)
Location: Pennsylvania State University
Duration: 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

The Center for Humanities and Information (CHI) at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to three visiting fellows for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
Taking “information” in its broadest possible senses, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time.
Fellowships are awarded at two levels: Senior Fellowships, appropriate for scholars employed in tenure-track positions at any level, are for one year, and carry no teaching obligation; Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are for two years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salaries for both Senior and Junior Fellows are $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package.
Fellows have access to extensive research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus and to participate in the Center’s weekly lunches and lecture series.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 30, 2015) and a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.
CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year should have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.
Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp, electronically at
Applicants for Junior Fellowships should also upload a one-page description of an undergraduate course they might teach in their field of expertise.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference Program (2015-2017) - OI, Chicago

Application deadline: January 13th, 2015
Start date : September 1st, 2015
Institution: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Duration: twenty-four-month
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Duke Jewish Studies Library Research Fellowships

Application deadline: January 30, 2015
More Information:

The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library are very pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2015-16 Duke Jewish Studies Library Fellowships. These fellowships support scholars, students, and independent researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Judaica materials held by the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Divinity School Library, and/or Perkins Library. Recent acquisitions to the collection include the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and the archives of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.

Applicants must live outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. More information about the fellowships, including the application, due January 30, 2015, can be found at the following:

December 2014

Visiting Research Scholar Program

Application deadline: December 1, 2014
Institution: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York University
Location: New York
More Information:

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 7 appointments of visiting research scholars. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW 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. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. Scholars are expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.

For details about the categories of scholars, the financial support, and the application, please visit
The application deadline for 2015-16 appointments is December 1, 2014. New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

October 2014

National Humanities Center Fellowship (NC)
Residential Fellowships 2015-2016

Application deadline: October 15, 2014
Location: North Carolina - USA
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

POSTDOCS: Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2015-2018 (Jerusalem)

Application deadline: October 1, 2014
Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Duration: 2015-2018
More Information:
Apply online:

2015-2016 Fellowships in Near Eastern Studies

More Information:
Due Date: October 1, 2014
E-mail Submission:

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship:
$45,000 award for 9 months or $22,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to internationally recognized senior scholars of all nationalities who have made significant contributions to their field of study.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Annual Professorship:
$15,000 award for 4.5 months. The stipend is $10,149 plus $4,851 for room and half-board for appointee at the Institute. Open to post-doctoral scholars, who are US citizens.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships:
$58,800 available for up to three awards from 4 to 9 months. The award is $4,200 per month; room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens (or alien residents for at least three years).
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Ernest S. Frerichs Fellow and Program Coordinator:
$11,500 for 9 months. Open to doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars. Residence at the Albright is not required for this fellowship. Recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows, which requires a working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel and includes leading an annual trip abroad.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowships (ECA):
Junior Research Fellowships: $31,000 for up to 3 awards from 4.5-9 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients who are U.S. citizens.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Associate Fellowships:
13 administrative fee awards for senior and junior fellows (for one or two semesters).
No deadline

Noble Group Fellowships for Chinese Students and Scholars:
$75,000 available for up to five awards with a maximum grant of $25,000 for nine months and $12,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to Chinese citizens who are doctoral students or post-doctoral scholars, and are doing research in China or at institutions in other countries.
Due Date: January 15, 2015

Glassman Holland Research Fellowship:
$12,000 for 3 months. The stipend is $8,766; remainder ($3,234) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to all European post-doctoral researchers who are permanently resident in Europe.
Due Date: January 15, 2015

George A. Barton Fellowship:
$5,000 for 2 months. The stipend is $2,844; remainder ($2,156) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship:
$5,000 for 2 months. The stipend is $2,844; remainder ($2,156) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Eligibility is for doctoral students whose research involves the study of archaeology and society in the biblical or early post-biblical periods. Topics dealing with society at the household level are encouraged.
Due Date: October 1, 2014

Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellowship – NEW!
$3,000 award for one month during the summer. The stipend is $1,922; room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078. Open to doctoral , post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities. Due Date: October 1, 2014

W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships:
No stipend. Open to senior, post-doctoral, and doctoral researchers. Administrative fee required.
No deadline

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program:
This regional fellowship program enables doctoral and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Open to US citizens or permanent resident; award amounts range from $5,700 to $33,600 depending on number of months awarded.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Due Date: January 13, 2015

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:
The program is open to U.S. doctoral and post-doctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight fellowships of up to $10,500 each will be awarded in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Due Date: January 13, 2015

ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship:
$35,000 for 10 months. The stipend is $24,220; remainder ($10,780) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Eligibility is limited to awardees and alternates of the Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships the prior year. For application and more information:
Due Date: November, 2014

Awards are subject to availability of funds.

The Albright does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

September 2014

Doctoral research fellowship in Semitic Studies with emphasis on language, religion and societal changes

Application deadline: September 25, 2014
Fellowship Beginning: January 2015
Institution: University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Location: Oslo
More Information:

Postdoc & Doctoral-Positions (LMU, Munich)

Application deadline: September 7, 2014.
Fellowship Beginning: November 1, 2014
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU)
Location: Munich
Duration: The positions are limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year.
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Call for Applications for Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Ariel University

Institution: Ariel University
More Information:
E-mail Submission:
The Center for Jewish and Israel Studies was recently founded at Ariel University for the purpose of promoting excellence in scholarship in the fields of Jewish studies and the history of Israel. The Center will serve as a supportive home for outstanding scholars working in a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including: archaeology, Bible, Talmud and Jewish law, Hebrew literature, Yiddish and folklore, Jewish history and modern Judaism, history of Zionism, Jewish and Israeli press, history of the State of Israel, Jewish sociology, Jewish economics, sociology of Israeli society, Jewish philosophy, and Hebrew and Jewish languages.

USC's RTI Training Program

Institution: University of Southern California
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

USC'S TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, library and museum professionals, archivists and researchers in the use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for documenting ancient texts and artifacts, including the loan of imaging equipment TOP

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