Fellowships and Study opportunities 2018 - 2019
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The Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants are organized by application deadline
4 full tuition scholarships
Tel Aviv University, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern
Tel Aviv University, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
4 full tuition scholarships for 2 years for students in the international MA program in Ancient Israel Studies:
Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible.
Fresh funding opportunities in the form of 4 full-tuition scholarships are newly available at Tel Aviv University!
For those who are interested in pursuing a thesis and a career in archaeology, the aforementioned scholarships cover
fees for two years:
MA coursework year and a thesis year.
Four scholarships will be awarded to a recipient from:
1. Canada or the USA
2. Central- or South America
4. China, India, Korea, or Japan
Students can now apply for a one-year MA track, taught entirely in English, by celebrated scholars of archaeology.
Travel to Masada, Azekah, Megiddo, the City of David (Jerusalem) or numerous alternate excavations, and experience
the Biblical narrative in the land of the Bible, while also discovering the vibrant city of Tel Aviv and its
Our academic staff includes scholars such as Prof. Oded Lipschits, Head of the International Masters Program and
co-director excavations at Tel Azekah and Ramat Rahel, as well as Prof. Israel Finkelstein, winner of numerous
academic prizes and widely known for his extensive work at Megiddo, alongside Prof. Yuval Gadot, Head of the
Department of Archaeology and co-director of excavations at the City of David, Azekah, and Ramat Rahel, as well as
leading specialists such as Egyptologist Dr. Deborah Sweeny, Archeobotanist Dr. Dafna Langgut, Archeozoologist Dr.
Lidar Sapir, and many more.
2019 Gorgias Book Grant
: May 31, 2019
Calling young scholars in the humanities!
Don't miss your chance to win $500 of Gorgias Press titles as part of the 2019 Gorgias Book Grant.
Every year, Gorgias Press chooses two graduate students to receive the award for demonstrating excellence in any
field within the scope of "Gorgias Press" publications.
VII ° INTENSIVE COURSE OF HEBREW PALAEOGRAPHY
16-17-18 September 2019
RAVENNA, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, Vicolo degli Ariani, 1
July 31, 2019
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The palaeography of the Qumran manuscripts. The evolution of the Hebrew script in the western world from the oriental square writing of the north-east (Babylonian) and of the south-west (Palestinian).
Venosa and its role in the evolution of Hebrew writings in Italy. The three main traditions of Western Hebrew scripts: Italian, Sephardic and Ashkenazi. Reading exercises of Qumran manuscripts in square characters, and of manuscripts in Oriental, Italian, Sephardic and Ashkenazic semi-cursive and cursive scripts.
The course will be held in Italian and English by Professor Judith Schlanger, École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris; Professor Corrado Martone, University of Turin; and Professor Mauro Perani, University of Bologna.
The course is **free** and an attendance certificate will be issued to the attending students.
Monday, September 16th: 9.00-11.00:
J. Schlanger, Methodology for the study of Hebrew Palaeography. 11.30-13.00: C. Martone, From the Aramaic papyrus of Elefantina (5th century. B.C.E.) to Qumran.
14.30-16.30: C. Martone, Palaeography of the Dead Sea Scrolls (3rd c.B.C.E. – Ist c. C.E.) 17.00-18.15: J. Schlanger, The oriental writing:vPalestinian and Babylonian variants.
Tuesday 17 September: 9.00-11.00:
J. Schlanger, Sephardic script:origin, development and typologies. 11.30-13.00: J. Schlanger, The Italian script: origin, development and typologies. 14.30-16.30: J.Schlanger, The Ashkenazi script: characteristics and typologies.
17.00-18.15: J. Schlanger, Byzantine script: development, characteristics and typologies.
Wednesday 18 September: 9.00-11.00:
M. Perani, The evolution of Italian Hebrew writing in the 11th-13th cc. 11.30-13.00 M. Perani, Reading of semicursive and cursive Italian writings. 14.30-16.30: M.Perani, Ligatures and abbreviations in the Italian Pinqasim manuscripts. 17.00-18.15: M. Perani, Reading of Sephardic and Ashkenazic cursive scripts.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens
Academic years 2020/21 - 2021/22
: September 16, 2019
: Up to two years
: $47,500 per academic year
Old 2018 and 2019
Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv
University, in fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
: March 1, 2019
: October 1, 2019
: Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv
: Tel Aviv, Israel
: one academic year
: The appointment carries an NIS 85,000 (= to approximately $24,000) stipend
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars
for the academic year 2019-2020 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern
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 an applicant's specific research interests and areas of
expertise is open.
The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2019, and is for a period of one academic year. The appointment carries
an NIS 85,000 (= to approximately $24,000) stipend.
Successful candidates are expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Sonia and
Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology by organizing a colloquium on a subject to be decided at the beginning of the
academic year that will stimulate an intellectual environment in which research and new interdisciplinary
connections are pursued and developed.
Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of Ph.D. diploma, a detailed statement of current
research interests (up to 2000 words), and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the
recommenders). In addition, 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 and Dr. Guy Stiebel.
Application materials should be sent as one email with the relevant attachments, to: Professor Oded Lipschits email@example.com
and to Mrs. Nirit Kedem
Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral application.
Last date for acceptance of material: March 1, 2019 Results will be published on March 27, 2019.
ANNUAL TRAVEL GRANTS 2019
: 20th March 2019
: The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
The following grants are offered to UK students of archaeology and related subjects, for excavation or relevant
research in Israel:
The Nicholas Slope Memorial Award, and a small number of further grants, each normally up to £500
Application forms can be downloaded from: www.aias.org.uk, where you will also find more information.
Or else, 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 Wednesday 20th March 2019.
The AIAS is non-political and embraces all religions and ethnic groups.
Please visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/IsraelArchaeologyLondon
Fifth Biannual Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar Workshop
“Authorship and Authority in the Ancient World”
: March 15, 2019
: June 17–21, 2019
: International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures Renmin University of China Beijing
: China Beijing
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.
: March 15, 2019
: October 27, 2019.
: Bar-Ilan University
: 2019-2020 academic
: The fellowship provides a 7,500 NIS monthly non-taxable stipend ($2080
at today’s exchange rate) and round-trip airfare (direct flight,
CLIR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN DIGITAL PUBLICATION AND HUMANITIES AT ISAW LIBRARY BY DAVID RATZAN
: January 4, 2019
The Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University (NYU), in
collaboration with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), invites applications for a two-year
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Digital Scholarship.
Applications are due January 4, 2019. For more information about the fellowship and eligibility, please see the CLIR
announcement and application materials.
ISAW and the NYU Division of Libraries are looking for a creative and technically skilled scholar to collaborate
with a vibrant and diverse group of academic professionals to develop, implement, and extend new and innovative
methods and forms of digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and pedagogy in ancient studies and to support a
shared vision for incorporating digital technologies in innovative, collaborative research, teaching, and learning
at NYU. We welcome candidates who will have earned a Ph.D. between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019 in any
discipline relevant to ancient studies and are familiar with digital methods, have experience with collaborative
digital scholarship, and an interest in issues at the intersection of digital scholarship, libraries, and pedagogy.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will explore and make substantive contributions to some of the following project areas:
digital libraries (e.g., the Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), the Digital Central Asia Archaeology Collection
(DCAA), and Ancient World Image Bank);
linked-data bibliography digital publications (e.g., ISAW books and ISAW Papers) mapping projects (e.g., Pleiades,
library collection mapping) archaeological databases digital preservation and repository projects for ancient
international, interdisciplinary digital projects in ancient studies and the humanities (e.g., nomisma.org,
The Fellow will also participate in curriculum design and instruction through some of the following activities:
leading workshops on digital tools (e.g., Zotero, GIS, Python, etc.) working with faculty and students to develop
mastery of tools and methods and to advance research projects (e.g., in the context of
GA-3024 “Introduction to Digital Approaches to the Ancient World”); and supporting public programming at the
intersection of ancient studies and the digital humanities (e.g., Ancient MakerSpaces, Digital Approaches to
Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean, etc.).
As a full member of the ISAW Library team, the Fellow will gain real-world experience with library operations,
bibliographic and grant research, and public services.
The Fellow will be expected to spend 20 percent of his or her time on research, writing, scholarly presentations and
related activities, with generous support from regular professional development resources.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be invited to participate in the activities sponsored by the CLIR Postdoctoral
Fellowship program and the professional engagement and scholarly community building activities sponsored by the NYU
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, as well as similar activities sponsored by NYU’s Office of Postdoctoral
Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies (Washington University, St. Louis)
: February 1, 2019
: Washington University in St. Louis - The position is in the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures on the Danforth Campus
: This position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, with renewal possible for the 2020-2021 academic
: The nine-month academic-year salary is $52,000
: https://jobs.wustl.edu (job#42436)
Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2019-2020 academic year
: October 15, 2018
The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32
including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources.
Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic
the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language,
philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips
the country. Residence at the Albright is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space
at the Albright.
The National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications National Humanities Center Residential
Call for Applications
: October 17, 2018
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships.
senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are
to apply. Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich
and intellectual communities supported by the area's research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene.
enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.
Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship
have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center's own endowment, private
grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity,
or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and
The National Humanities Center is one of the world's leading centers for advanced study and the only
of its kind dedicated exclusively to the humanities. Over the past four decades, the Center has encouraged
in scholarship and teaching while constantly affirming the vital importance of the humanities in American life.
National Humanities Center | 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Call for applications "Guest researchers" 2019
: October 20, 2018
: The Toulouse Jean Jaures University
ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program, 2019-20
: November 20, 2018
Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes approximately 7
visiting research scholars. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and
of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century CE, 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
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
at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the
For details about the categories of scholars, financial support, and the application, visit
The application deadline for 2019-20 appointments is November 20, 2018.
French German Summer School - manuSciences '19
: November 15, 2018.
: CAES du CNRS- 83600 FREJUS France
: CAES du CNRS- 83600 FREJUS France
Postdoctoral Researcher - CEHB Project
: November 16, 2018
: Faculty of Oriental Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford
: Oxford, England
: Oxford Fixed term, to 30 November 2021
: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Research Fellow "Material Text Cultures" (Heidelberg)
: November 16, 2018
: January 1th, 2019
: Heidelberg University
: Heidelberg, Germany
: 1st of January 2019 to the 30th of June 2019
Doctoral study in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (UNC-CH & Duke)
: The deadline to apply to UNC is December 11, 2018; the deadline for Duke is December
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are coordinating their extensive resources
an exceptional opportunity for doctoral study in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
UNC-Chapel Hill, through the Department of Religious Studies, and Duke, through the Graduate Program in
each accepting applications from qualified students for competitive fellowships to begin the academic year
The deadline to apply to UNC is December 11, 2018; the deadline for Duke is December 20, 2018.
Located in North Carolina’s culturally rich and affordable Research Triangle, the programs involve close
between Joseph Lam, David Lambert, and Jodi Magness of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC; Marc Brettler,
Lieber, and Melvin Peters of the Department of Religious Studies at Duke; and Stephen Chapman, Ellen Davis, and
Portier-Young of the Duke Divinity School.
While each program has certain distinctive emphases, they share a commitment to reading texts in original
exegesis. As part of obtaining broad training in the field, students are encouraged to engage both the ancient Near
context of the Bible and its subsequent history of interpretation, with a focus on robust conversation across
Together these programs offer students the unique opportunity to study Hebrew Bible/Old Testament within the
of top-ranked departments of Religious Studies, receiving training in and employing contemporary theories of
Both programs are known for their exceptional pedagogical training and have enjoyed excellent placement records.
also benefit from UNC and Duke’s extensive resources in other areas of ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and
For more information, students are urged to contact David Lambert
FELLOWSHIPS: From the Biblical Archaeology Society
: September 1, 2018
The Biblical Archaeology Society is now accepting applications for the 2018 Joseph Aviram, Yigael Yadin, and
Shanks fellowships that will allow scholars to attend the annual meetings of the American Schools of Oriental
(ASOR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), held this November in Denver.
The fellowships stipends of up to $2,500 each are intended to cover the costs of the winners travel expenses.
How To Apply
Some fellowships are reserved for papers on the Archaeology of Late Antique Judaism and the Talmudic Period.
for full details.)
To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief abstract of your paper by September 1, 2018, by email
with "2018 Fellowships" in the subject line or by mail to:
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
fellowship in Biblical Studies
: 15 September 2018
Radboud University (NIjmegen, The Netherlands) invites preliminary expressions of interest for a two-year
in Biblical Studies (any subfield/discipline). If selected, the candidate will be nominated as a Radboud Excellence
- Eligibility: scholars from outside the Netherlands who have received their doctorates in the last two to eight
by the start of the appointment in September 2019 (i.e., between Sept. 2011 and Sept. 2017) are eligible to apply.
- Proficiency in Dutch is not required.
- Starting salary is approximately EUR 48.500/annum (pre-tax); moving costs will be reimbursed.
Interested? Please send a resume and 1-2 paragraphs about your research project to
Dr. Matthijs den Dulk
) by 15 September 2018.
Candidates who are shortlisted by the committee will be asked to submit a full research proposal and two
letters of recommendation.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020
: 1 September 2018
: October 27, 2019
: The Zalman Shamir Department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University
FELLOWSHIPS: Kennicott Fellowship in Hebrew Studies (Oxford)
: September 28, 2018
: University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies
The Kennicott Fellowship is a fixed-term fellowship in Classical Hebrew or closely related disciplines, for an
academic at an early stage of his or her career. This is a fixed-term junior research position that may also involve
teaching for our Hebrew and Jewish Studies courses. This is a two year appointment initially, with the potential for
for a further year.
The Fellow will be expected to take up the appointment in January 2019.
The Fellow will undertake research in Hebrew language and literature, or the cognate Semitic languages so far
This will involve planning and describe a research project, managing and undertaking that research and the
regular administrative activities, selecting and using appropriate specialist methodologies and designing research
She/he will gather, analyse, and present research data and undertake literature reviews as appropriate, writing up
results for publication and/or for presentation at conferences or similar events. As well as contributing to
publications, the Fellow will represent the research project at external meetings/seminars, and contribute to
and share research findings with colleagues in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the University, in partner institutions,
research groups. The Kennicott Fellow may undertake a limited amount of additional university class or college
teaching, for which separate payment will be made.
With a doctorate in an appropriate field by the time of appointment, the successful applicant will be able to
a sound and original research proposal and demonstrate a knowledge of Hebrew sufficient to undertake the proposed
She/he will have the ability to plan and manage her/his own research and administrative activities, and possess
communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and
the research project at meetings. Ideally, the applicant will also have experience teaching Hebrew or a related
Preference will be given to candidates whose research proposal is situated within the linguistic-philological
and, as this is intended to be an early career position, to candidates who are in the early stages of their academic
Closing date for applications is 28 September 2018.
For further details, and to apply for this post, visit
CREWS Visiting Fellowship Scheme
: 10th August 2018
Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems CREWS Project, University of Cambridge
Deadline for applications: 5pm BST, 10th August 2018
Applications are invited for a Visiting Fellowship with the ERC-funded Project Contexts of and Relations
Writing Systems (CREWS, grant no. 677758), which is based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. A
Visiting Fellowship may be held for up to three months and is intended to allow the holder to conduct a key piece of
on a theme in line with the Project's main areas of research focus. The Fellowship does not carry a stipend or
but funding is provided to reimburse travel and accommodation expenses.
For further information, please see our website:
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Israel
: August 1st, 2018.
: 2019-2020 - 2020-2021
: Up to two years
: $35,000 per academic year
Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
: March 1
: October 1, 2018
: Tel Aviv University
Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, in fields
Ancient Israel Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral
the academic year 2018-2019 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
of academic excellence.
Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last three years from an institution
than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures
biblical history is required, the nature of an applicant's specific research interests and areas of expertise is
Successful candidates are expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Sonia
Nadler Institute of Archaeology by organizing a colloquium on a subject to be decided at the beginning of the
year that will stimulate an intellectual environment in which research and new interdisciplinary connections are
In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidates will be expected to teach one two-hour
level seminar during one of the two semesters (interdisciplinary offerings are desirable).
The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2018, and is for a period of one academic year. The appointment
NIS 85,000 (= to approximately $24,000) stipend and teaching salary for each candidate.
Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of Ph.D. diploma, a detailed statement of
interests (up to 2000 words), and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the recommenders). In
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. Ran Barkai, Prof. Yoram Cohen, Dr. Erez
Dafna Langgut, Dr. Yuval Gadot and Dr. Guy Stiebel.