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Fellowships, Visiting Scholarships, Grants

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Tel Aviv University Scholarship Opportunities

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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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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May 2015

Dirk Smilde Scholarship 2016

Application deadline: 15 May 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars

Application deadline: February 17, 2015
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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.
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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
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Duke Jewish Studies Library Research Fellowships

Application deadline: January 30, 2015
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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
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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
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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:
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2015-2016 Fellowships in Near Eastern Studies

More Information:
Due Date: October 1, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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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