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Fellowships, Visiting Scholarships, Grants




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2014-2015

The Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants are organized by application deadline
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General


Call for Applications for Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Ariel University

Institution: Ariel University
More Information: http://www.ariel.ac.il/conferences-and-events/site/events/kol-lore-englisg
E-mail Submission: yossigo@ariel.ac.il
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: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/Training_Program.pdf
E-mail Submission: mlundber@usc.edu

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


New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Mediterranean Studies

NARNIA Identity
NARNIA is an interdisciplinary project, the main objective of which is to provide young researchers with the means to conduct research on ancient Eastern Mediterranean material culture and to develop their analytical skills through a series of research and training activities.

Here you can find details about the project coordinator and the whole management structure. You may also Contact the Coordinator and Project Manager. http://narnia-itn.eu/


Fulbright Scholar Opportunities 2013-14

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is pleased to draw attention to Fulbright Scholar Program awards for 2013-2014 in the field of archaeology. The Award Catalog lists 197 awards that will be of interest to you and your colleagues, including 175 All Discipline awards.
Full details can be found at the CIES website at www.cies.org.

Andy Riess, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Outreach Council for International Exchange of Scholars



Training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging

ANNOUNCING A NEW TRAINING Program for Scholars, conservators and researchers in the Use of Reflectance
Transformation imaging (RTI) for Documenting ancient texts and artifacts including the Loan of Imaging Equipment

The University of Southern California's West Semitic Research Project (www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp) has received grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Training Program in advanced imaging technologies for the documentation of ancient texts and artifacts with an initial emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program.

The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a consortial network for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations.

Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrinsic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging.

For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/Training_Program.pdf.


W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships:


No stipend. Open to senior, post-doctoral, and doctoral researchers. Administrative fee required.
No deadline

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

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.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Joan R. Branham
AIAR Chair of Fellowships Committee
Chair and Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
Tel: (401) 865-1789
Fax: (401) 865-2410
Email: jbranham@providence.edu




Fellowships for the HMML Manuscript Collection (Ethiopic Enoch, etc.)

1. The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies provides grants of $2500-5000 to junior scholars (graduate students and postdoctoral scholars within three years of having been awarded their doctorate) who need to consult HMML's Eastern Christian manuscript collections for their research. Awards will be made twice annually, with deadlines for applications on April 15 and November 15. Details can be found at: http://www.hmml.org/news10/Swenson.htm

2. The Nicky B. Carpenter Endowed Fellowship in Manuscript Studies provides an annual award of $5000 to a senior scholar using any of HMML's manuscript collections. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Details can be found at: http://www.hmml.org/news10/Carpenter.htm.

Junior Scholars may also apply for one of HMML's Heckman stipends: http://www.hmml.org/research2010/heckman10.htm Note that applications for the 2014 Dietrich Reinhart OSB Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies will open in fall 2013, and an announcement will be made here at that time.

Questions about these opportunities may be sent to: hmmlfellowships@csbsju.edu.

3. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) [Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN] announces grants available for cataloging work in its eastern Christian collections in Arabic/Gar??n?, Armenian, Old Church Slavonic, and Syriac. These grants are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Many of these collections are greatly understudied and catalogers thus have prime opportunities for new and further research, as well as the satisfaction of making a contribution to our knowledge of the literature and of manuscript traditions.

The grants support full-time cataloging work for periods of one to six months, and are renewable. The work may be done anywhere; residence at HMML is not expected. Catalogers will be expected to prepare text-level records for, ideally, 75 manuscripts per month (with these numbers adjusted for genres with multiple texts per manuscript, such as hagiography and homilies). A sample record may be viewed here. A brief report summarizing completed work (numbers, notable finds, etc.) will be sent twice a month to HMML's lead cataloger of eastern Christian manuscripts, Adam McCollum. Completed records will be submitted on a monthly basis.

The grants offer a stipend of $2500/month, with the added benefit of copies of two digitized manuscripts from HMML’s collections each month at no cost, which may be used for personal research. Those who wish to apply for a cataloging grant may send their CV and a cover letter to Adam McCollum (amccollum@csbsju.edu), to whom also any informal enquiries may be sent off-list.




August 2014


Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines
2015/2016 – 2016/2017

Application deadline: August 1, 2014
More Information: http://j.mp/Fulbright_SBLsite

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work in all academic disciplines to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015-2017 academic years.


Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position)

Application deadline: August 15, 2014
Fellowship Beginning: October 1st, 2014
Institution: The University of Munster
Location: Germany
Duration: Until September 30th, 2017
More Information: http://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20141807_sk3.html
E-mail Submission: lutz.doering@uni-muenster.de

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: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1207899/62042



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.
More Information: http://www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/grants/postdoc/index.html



October 2014


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

Application deadline: October 15, 2014
Location: North Carolina - USA
More Information: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm
E-mail Submission: fellowship@nationalhumanitiescenter.org






May


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: tovacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl




March


3 Scholarships: "Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible" (Tel Aviv Univ.)

Application deadline: by March 1, 2014
Institution: he Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University
More Information: www.archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA
E-mail Submission: MAarch@post.tau.ac.il
Announcement: http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/?page_id=235

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University is pleased to announce three $5,000 (US) scholarships for the academic year 2014/15 to students with outstanding scholastic records. The scholarships will be granted as tuition assistance to students who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of ancient Israel as part of Tel Aviv University's International MA Program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible.

The program is the only one of its kind in Israel, allowing students from countries across the globe to study the archaeology and history of the Land of the Bible – in the Land of the Bible. The program combines theoretical and methodological courses conducted by world-renown TAU scholars, with hands-on fieldwork experience at some of Israel’s most exciting excavations. At the same time it provides the most up-to-date, modern and scientific tools in the area of archaeological and historical studies, teaching students cutting edge methods for individual, independent research. The scholarships will be granted to students chosen by an academic committee (Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Israel Finkelstein and Prof. Ran Barkai) based on an academic CV, final grade transcript from the most recent academic establishment and an abstract of the final paper submitted in the most recent academic year.

Final date for application submission is March 1, 2014.

For further information see our website at www.archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA or contact the program manager, Ms. Nadin Reshef, at MAarch@post.tau.ac.il.

For further Scholarship Opportunities (including Full Tuition Scholarships for students from China) see the announcement at: http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/?page_id=235

Gorgias Book Grant Program

Application deadline: March 1, 2014
Grant Date: March 31, 2014
Institution: Gorgias Press
More Information: https://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/t-grants.aspx
E-mail Submission: christine@gorgiaspress.com


(TRANS-)FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF INTRA- AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONTACT

Application deadline: March 15th, 2014
Fellowship Beginning: October 2014
Institution: Kate Hamburger Kolleg - Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe
Location: Bochum Germany
Duration: October 2014-September 2015
More Information: http://www.khk.ceres.rub.de/en/news/all/en-20140128-cfa-tradition-fellowships/
E-mail Submission: lucia.anderbruegge@rub.de

The Kate Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe," Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, offers a few full-time post-doc research fellowships for scholars of religion.

UCLA COTSEN INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Application deadline: Deadline 3/1/2014
Fellowship Beginning:
Institution: UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 1-year (10 Months)
More Information: www.ioa.ucla.edu
E-mail Submission: erika.santoyo@ioa.ucla.edu

This post-doctoral fellowship is a 1-year (10 Months) intended to give a promising, recent PhD the opportunity to pursue archaeology research in any area that complements UCLA resources, especially paleo-environmental studies, historical archaeology, early complex Old World societies, or any area of Asian studies. The successful candidate will teach one graduate course.

The award range is $39,264 - $49,884 (DOE). Plus medical benefits and research funds.

Requirements: PhD must be awarded between 2011 and 2014 (degree date by June 30, 2014). No citizenship requirements.

For more information and to submit application, please contact:
Erika Santoyo
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Box 951510, A148 Fowler Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4169


Two Post-Doc Positions at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology (Tel Aviv University)

Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2014.
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2014
Salary: NIS 85,000

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

The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2014-2015 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 five 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.

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.

In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidates will be expected to teach one two-hour graduate level seminar during one of the two semesters (interdisciplinary offerings are desirable).

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2014, and is for a period of one academic year. The appointment carries an NIS 85,000 (= approximately $24,000) stipend and teaching salary for each candidate.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a detailed statement of current research interests (up to 2000 words), and two 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. Israel Finkelstein, Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Rafi Greenberg and Dr. Erez Ben Yosef..

Application materials should be sent to: Professor Oded Lipschits (lipschit@post.tau.ac.il) with a copy to Mrs. Sara Lev (lsaralev@post.tau.ac.il). Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application.

Results will be published on April 4, 2014.

February 2014


Application deadline: 28th February 2014
Fellowship Beginning: 14th July 2014
Institution: Philipps-Universitat Marburg - Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Location: Germany
Duration: three years
More Information: http://www.uni-marburg.de/personal/informationen_personalabteilung/fuer-bewerber/stellen/oeffentlich/oeffwisstellen

The chair for Semitic Studies at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) invites applications for a fixed term post-graduate / post-doc position for three years in Semitic Studies.

The position requires teaching, research, and related duties in the interdisciplinary framework of the CNMS. Candidates must hold an M.A. in Semitic studies (or a related field), knowledge of several Semitic languages and the methods of comparative Semitic linguistics.

The position is open from 14th July 2014. Applications can be sent until 28th February 2014.

Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible (Tel Aviv University)

Institution: Tel Aviv University
Location: Tel Aviv (Israel)
More Information: http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/

$6,500 USD Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships/ the International MA program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible at Tel Aviv University. $6,500 USD tuition assistance scholarships are offered to students who:

Hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. Are citizens of one of the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. Are under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Have proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency.

Please note that the scholarships will be granted only after the student will complete the application process to be accepted into the International MA program, and after the program will approve the acceptance of the candidate.

For more information please visit our website - http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/


THE IRENE LEVI-SALA PRIZE FOR BOOKS ON THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL

Application deadline: February 28, 2014.
E-mail Submission: orensin@exchange.bgu.ac.il

Dr. Irene Levi - Sala was a dedicated archaeologist who maintained a keen interest in the culture and archaeology of Israel and supported numerous scholarly enterprises.

The purpose of the Irene Levi-Sala book prize is to encourage high quality publications on the archaeology of Israel. The proposed books, written in English, French or German, will deal mainly with the Early Bronze Age through the Byzantine period and preferably, in light of the wider context of Near Eastern history and archaeology.

The books will be evaluated for award by an international committee.
The prize will be awarded for the following categories:
A. A POPULAR NON-FICTION BOOK ON ANY ASPECT OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL COMBINING SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN ITS PRESENTATION FOR THE GENERAL READER.
B. A MONOGRAPH DEDICATED TO A SPECIFIC ASPECT OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL.
C. A FINAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EXCAVATION REPORT.
The book prize of US $ 10,000 will be offered every other year.
The prize may be divided among several applicants, or postponed for the following year in case no book is found worthy in a particular year.

Books may be submitted by commercial publishers or individual authors. Only books that were published within three years prior to the date of the award ceremony will be considered.

The award ceremony will take place at Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, on April 24, 2014 during the Irene Levi-Sala Annual Seminar.

The deadline for submission of the proposed book (in five copies) is February 28, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF A BOOK, A LETTER OF INTENT WITH FULL DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED BOOK MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TO: Prof. Eliezer D. Oren, Coordinator Irene Levi-Sala Book Prize committee

2013

December 2013


Visiting Research Scholar Program

Application deadline: December 2, 2013
Institution: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World- New York University
More Information: http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 9 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.




10 Doctoral-Positions

Fellowship Beginning: April 1, 2014
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU)
Location: Munich
Duration: limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year
Salary: Salary grade 13 TV-L / 65%
More Information: http://www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/grants/doc/index.html
E-mail Submission: mzaw@lmu.de


November 2013


Applications for 2014-15 Visiting Research Scholars (ISAW)

Application deadline: November, 2013
Institution: New York University
E-mail Submission: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 9 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.


DE GRUYTER AND THE SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE ESTABLISH ANNUAL PRIZE IN BIBLICAL RECEPTION HISTORY

More Information: http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/SBL_WDG-Diss_Recept-Award_Guidelines.pdf


De Gruyter, in partnership with The Society of Biblical Literature, has launched an annual “Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History” to support biblical scholars in the early stages of their careers who are working in the field of reception history. The inaugural prize will be awarded at the SBL Annual Meeting in November 2014.

De Gruyter’s sponsorship of the award will include an annual cash prize of $1,500 for the best recent unpublished dissertation or first monograph in biblical studies, with special attention to the field of reception history. The prize will also include a commitment to publish the winning work after it has been revised into a publishable book acceptable to De Gruyter.

SBL will manage the submissions, support the committee of scholars to evaluate the works submitted, and select the winning dissertation or monograph. The award committee will consist of seven persons, five of which will be appointed by SBL’s Research and Publications Committee, with two scholars appointed by De Gruyter.

The award promotes the study of the reception history of the Bible and aims to highlight the broad impact of the Bible in a wide variety of historical contexts and cultural settings. “De Gruyter has taken an active and leading role in this growing field in biblical studies, one that cultivates interdisciplinary studies in the humanities,” said John Kutsko, SBL’s Executive Director. He added, “In addition to SBL’s attention to its member’s increasing focus on reception history of the Bible through its own publishing program, SBL is grateful to De Gruyter for investing in this area of research and teaching.” “Reception history illustrates the remarkable influence of the Bible throughout history and in all aspects of society and culture, including literature, film, music, politics, and the visual and performing arts,” said Albrecht D?hnert, De Gruyter’s Editorial Director of Religious Studies. “SBL scholars cover a breathtaking range of knowledge, including the origins and context of biblical texts, as well as the reception of the Bible in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and beyond. Its membership will be a rich pool for groundbreaking work.”

Details for eligibility, dates for submitting manuscripts for the 2014 inaugural prize, and submission guidelines are available here.

The Society of Biblical Literature, founded in 1880, is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines. As an international organization, the Society offers its members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development. The Society is a Constituent Learned Society member of the American Council of Learned Societies.

For more than 260 years, De Gruyter has been recognized for publishing high-quality, landmark works in the humanities and natural sciences. The scope of de Gruyter’s publishing program includes theology and philosophy, biology and chemistry, linguistics and literature, mathematics and physics, history and archaeology, as well as law and medicine. Most recently De Gruyter has pioneered developments in the reception history of the Bible, with works such as the multivolume Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception and the new Journal of the Bible and Its Reception.


October 2013


Dirk Smilde Scholarship 2013-2014

Application deadline: October 31, 2013
Fellowship Beginning: January 2014
Institution: Qumran Institute
Location: University of Groningen
Salary: € 1,000 a month
More Information: http://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/qumran-institute/scholarships
E-mail Submission: m.popovic@rug.nl



W.F. ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH, JERUSALEM

2014-2015 Fellowships in Near Eastern Studies
Due Date: October 1, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships:
$50,400 available for up to three awards from 4 to 12 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, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2013

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, 2013

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)
http://caorc.org/fellowships/
Due Date: January 13, 2014

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 nine 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)
http://caorc.org/fellowships/
Due Date: January 13, 2014

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:
www.acls.org
Due Date: November, 2013

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.

For further information please contact: Prof. Joan R. Branham Email: jbranham@providence.edu

Past 2013



Advanced Seminar in the Humanities 2013-2014

Application deadline: May 31, 2013
Fellowship Beginning: November 4 to November 16, 2013
Institution: Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
Location: Italy
Duration: From November 4 to November 16, 2013
More Information: http://www.univiu.org/other-programs/humanities-seminar
pdf Application Form: http://www.univiu.org/images/stories/Application_form_2013_2014_bis.pdf




The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands )

The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands ) is offering a PhD position in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls; deadline submission: 29 October 2012.

See: http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG
PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls (0,9 fte)
Vacaturenummer 212211

A second possibility for applicants with an interest in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls is to compete in the general round of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen; deadline submission: 1 February 2013.

See: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolthrs/admissions/phd/index

Research proposals should fit within the research profile of the Faculty and of the Qumran Institute, which is aimed at studying the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective within their ancient cultural contexts (ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman). For examples of the Institute's research profile, see, e.g., the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome : Interdisciplinary Perspectives), published by Brill in 2010 and 2011.
See: www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute

A PhD in Groningen , some of the benefits:

  • broad multidisciplinary context for study, e.g., within the department of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins (http://www.rug.nl/ggw/onderzoek/vakgroepen/JCI), or the research institute CRASIS, in which Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology and Theology/Religious Studies participate; in addition to monthly seminars, we have an annual meeting and masterclass, last year with Greg Woolf on social networks, this year with Martin Goodman on cultural encounters; see www.rug.nl/crasis
  • opportunities to cooperate with other European universities nearby
  • a short research period at another university (such plans should already be indicated in the application)
  • the Qumran Institute is involved in the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries
  • international faculty and university, both staff and students, from all over the world (PhD courses and supervision are in English)
  • good salary (e.g., pension, social benefits), and no tuition


For more information, contact
Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic
Chair Old Testament and Early Judaism
Director Qumran Institute
m.popovic@rug.nl
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen , the Netherlands


Sofja Kovalevskaja Award at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Application deadline: Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2013
Institution: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
More Information: www.humboldt-foundation.de/skp_en
E-mail Submission: info@avh.de
With the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering promising young researchers from all over the world attractive career prospects in Germany. Junior research talents of all disciplines from abroad are given the opportunity to establish working groups of their own at German research institutions. The Humboldt Foundation is delighted to be able to contribute to the further internationalisation of Germany as a research location with this distinguished award for top level academics.

The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award recognises outstanding talent and creative research approaches with exceptional conditions: With an award amount of up to 1.65 million EUR each winner receives valuable starting capital to spend five years pursuing an innovative research project at a research institute of his or her choice – untroubled by administrative constraints. In addition, the establishment of their own junior research team enables the award winners to lay an important foundation for a promising academic career at a very early stage. Eight awards are expected to be granted. The programme is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Outstandingly qualified junior academics of all disciplines from abroad who completed their doctorate less than six years ago are eligible to apply for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. It is also possible to submit applications immediately after finishing one’s doctoral studies. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2013.

We should be grateful if you could support us in looking for suitable international research talents by disseminating this announcement at your institution. Also, we should very much appreciate if you could request further colleagues to draw the attention of suitably talented junior researchers to this academic award.


Chancellor’s Fellow Appointments, 2013

Application deadline: 5pm GMT on 18 April 2013
Institution: University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity
Duration: 5 year, full time, tenure track
More Information: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/human-resources/jobs/chancellors-fellowships
For the on-line pdf: http://www.docs.hss.ed.ac.uk/divinity/Fellowships/UoE%20Divinity%20Chancellors%20Fellows%20Information%20March%202013.pdf




Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship for Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls,

Application deadline: 15 May 2013
Institution: The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies ( University of Groningen )
E-mail Submission: w.c.van.de.pol@rug.nl

Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship for Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, established by Jan Overmeer

The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies ( University of Groningen ) is delighted to present the Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship for excellent students. The scholarship is specifically for students in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls.

The scholarship is € 1,000 and is meant to cover some of the expenses connected with the two-year Research Master programme at the Faculty’s Graduate School .

Awards are made on academic merit, evaluated by an academic committee. Outstanding students who wish to apply must submit:
- a letter of motivation for enrolling in the Research Master specifically for the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism or Dead Sea Scrolls
- the list of marks for their BA
- a writing sample (essay, thesis) from their BA
- two letters of recommendation
- a plan for how to spend the scholarship (e.g. tuition assistance, books, conference visit, etc.)

The Qumran Institute welcomes applications for the Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2013.
Applications for the scholarship should be submitted to the secretary of the Qumran Institute, Ms. Willeke van de Pol: w.c.van.de.pol@rug.nl
Further enquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Qumran Institute, Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic: m.popovic@rug.nl


Scholarships: Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible

Application deadline: no later than May 15, 2013
Scholarships Beginning: starting October 2013
Institution: The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University and the international program for M.A. students
Location: Tel Aviv
More Information: http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/?page_id=235
E-mail Submission: maarch.tau@gmail.com; or MAarch@post.tau.ac.il

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University (http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/), and the international program for M.A. students: "Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible" (http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/), is pleased to announce two more $5,000 scholarships.

The MA program (and a credit program for Ph.D. students) is the first of its kind in Israel, providing an exclusive window into the fields of archaeology and the history of ancient Israel.

Students will study the period starting at the end of the 2nd millennium BCE up through to the Muslim conquest in the 7th century CE and explore a variety of issues through lectures, seminars, field trips, study of the Bible and Modern Hebrew, and hands-on participation in archaeological excavations.

For the upcoming academic year, starting October 2013, two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to two outstanding students who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of ancient Israel.

The scholarships will be granted to students chosen by an academic committee (Profs. Israel Finkelstein, Oren Tal and Oded Lipschits), based on submitted academic CVs, final transcripts from students' previous academic institutions and an abstract of final papers or theses.

To find out more about the program and to apply for scholarships please visit our homepage:
http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA/?page_id=235 Or Contact the Program director - Ms. Nadin Reshef (maarch.tau@gmail.com; or MAarch@post.tau.ac.il).


Doctoral and Postdoctoral Announcements

Application deadline: 20 May 2013 at 12 pm.
Beginning: September 2013
Institution: RESMED
Duration: three-year doctoral grants and one-year postdoctoral positions
More Information: http://www.labex-resmed.fr/

The Research Center "Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world" (RESMED) , a laboratory of excellence attached to Sorbonne University, is offering (2) three-year doctoral grants and (2) one-year postdoctoral positions starting in September 2013.

You are invited to apply should your research projects fit into RESMED's scientific program, which is organized around three themes: 1. Religions, places/premises and conflicts;
2. Religion and reason: Tradition and Innovation;
3. Religions and social practices.



2012-2013 MENA Postdoctoral Fellowship Search

Application deadline: January 2, 2013
Fellowship Beginning: September 1, 2013.
Institution: Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies Program
Duration: two-year
Website: http://www.mena.northwestern.edu/application.html
E-mail Submission: b-ramirez@northwestern.edu



20 Doctoral Positions

Application deadline: January 6, 2013
Fellowship Beginning: April 1, 2013
Institution: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies
Location: Munich
Duration: limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year
Salary: grade 13 TV-L / 65%
More Information: http://www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/index.html
E-mail Submission: mzaw@lmu.de



Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2013-2014

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Institution: The Center for the Study of Christianity
Location: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Duration: The successful candidate will be awarded for one year (or 6 months), beginning on 1 September 2013
Salary: $2000 per month
More Information: For more info please click here
E-mail Submission: csc@mscc.huji.ac.il

The Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in one of the following areas of study:
  • New Testament, Early Christianity, its literature and Jewish context
  • Eastern Christianity
  • Christianity in Palestine/Eretz-Israel (in all fields and throughout its entire history)
  • Jewish-Christian relations



2013-2014 Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Brandeis University

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in 2013-2014.
Applications are due by January 15th, 2013. A PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2012 with no exceptions, and may not have been received before 2007.
For more info please click here


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, 2013

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, 2013

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 nine fellowships of up to $12,000 each will be awarded in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. For more information and to download the application form www.caorc.org/programs/index.html EMAIL: fellowships@caorc.org TEL.: 202-633-1599 Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) PO Box 37012 NHB, CE-123, MRC 178 Washington, DC 20013-7012
Due Date: January, 2013

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.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Joan R. Branham
AIAR Chair of Fellowships Committee
Chair and Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
Tel: (401) 865-1789
Fax: (401) 865-2410
Email: jbranham@providence.edu


PhD in Groningen

Where: The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands )
Application Deadline: 1 February 2013
Web Site: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolthrs/admissions/phd/index
Contact Information: m.popovic@rug.nl

The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands ) is offering a possibility for applicants with an interest in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls is to compete in the general round of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen;

Research proposals should fit within the research profile of the Faculty and of the Qumran Institute, which is aimed at studying the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective within their ancient cultural contexts (ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman). For examples of the Institute's research profile, see, e.g., the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome : Interdisciplinary Perspectives), published by Brill in 2010 and 2011.
See: www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute

A PhD in Groningen , some of the benefits:

  • broad multidisciplinary context for study, e.g., within the department of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins (http://www.rug.nl/ggw/onderzoek/vakgroepen/JCI), or the research institute CRASIS, in which Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology and Theology/Religious Studies participate; in addition to monthly seminars, we have an annual meeting and masterclass, last year with Greg Woolf on social networks, this year with Martin Goodman on cultural encounters; see www.rug.nl/crasis
  • opportunities to cooperate with other European universities nearby
  • a short research period at another university (such plans should already be indicated in the application)
  • the Qumran Institute is involved in the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries
  • international faculty and university, both staff and students, from all over the world (PhD courses and supervision are in English)
  • good salary (e.g., pension, social benefits), and no tuition


For more information, contact
Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic
Chair Old Testament and Early Judaism
Director Qumran Institute
m.popovic@rug.nl
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen , the Netherlands


Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2015

Where: Yale University - Program in Judaic Studies
Application Dadline: 1 February 2013
Web Site: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1812
Contact Information: renee.reed@yale.edu

The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Jacob & Hilda Blaustein postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2013. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2013 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2010. The Program seeks a specialist in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale's faculty.

The Judaic Studies Blaustein Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, and to teach three semester courses over two years. The annual stipend will be $52,000 plus health benefits.

Candidates can apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1812 or send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to:

JACOB AND HILDA BLAUSTEIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
JUDAIC STUDIES
P.O. BOX 208282
NEW HAVEN, CT 06520-8282
EMAIL: renee.reed@yale.edu
WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.YALE.EDU/JUDAICSTUDIES
The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 11, 2013 Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Application deadline: March 1, 2013
Location: Archaeological Institute of America
More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/708
E-mail Submission: dbaker@aia.bu.edu



Two Post-Doc Positions

Application deadline: March 3, 2013
Fellowship Beginning: October 1, 2013
Institution: Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Location: Tel Aviv University
Salary: approximately $22,000
E-mail Submission: lipschit@post.tau.ac.il

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

The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2013-2014 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 five 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.

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.

In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidates will be expected to teach one two-hour graduate level seminar during one of the two semesters (interdisciplinary offerings are desirable).

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2013, and is for a period of one academic year. The appointment carries an NIS 85,000 (= approximately $22,000) stipend and teaching salary for each candidate.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a detailed statement of current research interests (up to 2000 words), and two 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. Israel Finkelstein, Prof. Oren Tal, Dr. Yoram Cohen and Dr. Ran Barkai.

Application materials should be sent to: Professor Oded Lipschits (lipschit@post.tau.ac.il). Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application.

Last date for acceptance of material: March 3, 2013. Results will be published on April 14, 2013.


ACLS - Public Fellows Program

Application deadline: March 27th, 2013
Institution: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
More Information: http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is accepting applications to the Public Fellows Program. The program, which is in its third year, will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Compensation is competitive and includes health benefits for the fellow. The Public Fellows Program is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

JSTOR is one of the 20 participating organizations in this year's Public Fellows Program. We seek a recent Ph.D. recipient to work in our Content Development Unit on building the next generation of discipline-based digital collections for research and teaching. A full description of our open Public Fellow position, as well as descriptions of the positions available at the other participating organizations, eligibility criteria, and the online application form, are available at http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 (6.00pm EDT). Questions about the program and all the open positions should be directed to ACLS via the URL above.

Any help you can offer in forwarding this to interested recent Ph.D. recipients or to your institution's career center would be greatly appreciated.


POSTDOCS: 4, bourses Labex RESMED

Application deadline: Online submission dates are March 1 to 31, 2013.
Institution: The Research Center "Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world" (RESMED, Paris), a laboratory of excellence (Labex) affiliated to the Sorbonne University, and the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH, Paris)
Location: Paris
Duration: four 9-month - (September 2013-June 2014)
More Information: msh-paris website and labex-resmed website

Only foreign candidates can apply, with a research project on one of the 6 following topics:

A. Religions, places and conflicts:
1. Conversions and controversies,
2. Landscapes and sacred spaces

B. Religion and reason:
1. Rationality and Religion,
2. Religious and rational medicines

C. Religions and social practices:
1. Religions and sociabilities,
2. Religion, money and political power


FELLOWSHIPS: at Wolfson College (Oxford): Lesser Known Language(s) and Script(s) of the Ancient World.

Application deadline: Friday 15 March 2013.
Fellowship Beginning:
Institution: Wolfson College
Location: Oxford
Duration: 3 years
More Information: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships





Research in Jewish Studies and the Hebrew Bible at Duke

Application deadline: March 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM EST
Institution: The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location: Durham, NC 27708-0185 USA
Duration: May 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
More Information: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/services/grants/js.html

The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library are pleased to announce the availability of new fellowships, with awards of $1500, to 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.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside beyond a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM EST.

Research topics must be strongly supported by Judaica collections held by the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Divinity School Library, and/or Perkins Library. We encourage each prospective grant applicant to discuss his or her research project and the materials that might support it with Rachel Ariel, Librarian for Judaica/Hebraica, before submitting an application.

The Jewish Studies collections at Duke Libraries include a wide variety of resources, from current publications, films and videos to rare and unique manuscripts and archival material. An impressive collection of Pesach Haggadot is hosted in the Rubenstein Library, spanning over 1000 years of history, from five continents, written in several different languages, and created for a variety of specific purposes. Many of these Haggadot are part of the Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Collection of Jewish Art, Archaelogy and Symbolism, which also has an exceptional collection of unique art books by Jewish and Israeli artists, as well as Jewish ceremonial art pieces. The Rubenstein's Southern Jewish History collections include the personal papers of prominent Jewish families and individuals in the region. Its Human Rights Archive holds the personal papers of the distinguished Jewish rabbi and human rights activist Marshall T. Meyer.

In addition to these special collections, Duke Libraries also holds a growing collection of modern Hebrew literature, both in the original Hebrew and in translation, as well as modern Jewish history, Zionism, the history and society of Israel, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The microform collection includes Testaments to the Holocaust from the Wiener Library, and the Guenzburg Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Russian State Library, as well as Historical Hebrew Newspapers, to name but a few. The Divinity School Library holds our collections of ancient and medieval Jewish history, as well as Biblical studies, Ancient Near East archeology and cultures, and Rabbinic literature.




December 2012


Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies

Where: UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin December 10 and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.
Contact information: cjs@humnet.ucla.edu

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2013-14 academic year.

The position is open-rank, and we will consider post-doctoral fellows as well as junior and senior professors. The duration of the appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin.

A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders, proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course offerings, should be sent by email to:
Viterbi Professor Committee
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
cjs@humnet.ucla.edu
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Visiting Research Scholar Program

Where: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World - New York University
Application Deadline: December 2, 2012
Web Site: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars
Contact information: kathryn.lawson@nyu.edu

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 9 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: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars. The application deadline for 2013/14 appointments is December 2, 2012. New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Kathryn Lawson
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University
15 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
212-992-7860
kathryn.lawson@nyu.edu


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: December 4, 2012
Fellowship Beginning: 2013-14 academic year
Institution: University of Toronto - Centre for Jewish Studies
More Information: http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/postdoctoral-fellowships
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