Fellowships and Study opportunities 2016

To see the Orion Center Fellowship please Click here

The Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants are organized by application deadline


Tel Aviv University Scholarship Opportunities

Doctoral program in Hebrew Bible (UNC)

Institution: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill
More Information:
E-mail Submission:


Postdoctoral Scholar in Religion: "Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity"

Application deadline: December 15, 2016
Institution: The Religion Department at Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Duration: two-year
More Information: click here please
E-mail Submission:


2017 Chicago-Yale Pentateuch Colloquium Call for Student Applications

Application deadline: November 1, 2016.
Colloquium: February 5–6, 2017
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Fellowships: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Application deadline: Novemberer 15, 2016
More Information:
Application Guidelines:


Postdoctoral Fellowships: Jewish Studies (Toronto)

Application deadline: by October 28, 2016
Fellowship Duration: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019
Institution: The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto
Salary: $45,000 (CAD) per year as well as up to an additional $1,500 to support participation in academic conferences.
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS: National Humanities Center (RTP, NC)

Application deadline: October 18, 2016
Location: Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina,
Duration: Residential Fellowships 2017-2018

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.

Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area's research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows have private studies and the unparalleled, comprehensive library service delivers all requested research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; a stipend and travel expenses are provided.

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


POSTDOCS: Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Application deadline: September 15, 2016
Institution: Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Duration: 2017-2020
Salary: Annual salary: approx. $84,500
More Information:

Two PhD positions in Semitic Languages

Application deadline: September 30th 2016
Fellowship Beginning: Jan 2017
Institution: Uppsala University
Location: Uppsala - Sweden
Salary: Local salary regulations apply
More Information:

August 2016

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion

Application deadline: August 29, 2016br> Fellowship Beginning: January 1, 2017
Institution: The Bowdoin College Department of Religion
Location: Maine 04011
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

June 2016

Research Fellow in "Material Text Cultures"

Application deadline: until 30th of June 2016
Institution: Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre 933 (CRC 933) “Material Text Cultures“ offers a vacant job position for a Research Fellow (E 13 100%)
In the sub-project B04 (Jewish Studies)

The Holberg Prize 2017

The deadline for nominations: is 15 June 2016
More Information:
E-mail Submission:

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:

Past Events