Doctoral Fellowships

Seminar in the John Rylands Library (Copyright of the University of Manchester)

Individual students entering their first year of doctoral study can apply for grants of up to £17,000 per year for up to three years to prepare and complete their doctoral dissertation in Jewish Studies at an academic institution in Europe. Students in later years of a doctoral programme may also apply, but their proposed period of funding will be expected to be shorter. The amount awarded may vary according to the local costs of living, tuition fees and individual needs.

Doctoral fellows are encouraged to gain teaching experience during the period of their fellowship, provided this is a possibility at their institution. Fellows are also encouraged to present their research to the local Jewish community as well as to the wider public.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Doctoral Fellowship, individuals must be either EU citizens or citizens of another European non-EU member country. They must also have been resident in Europe for at least 2 years prior to the fellowship commencing.

Applicants must select two referees to evaluate the strengths of their proposal. At least one of these referees must be the applicant’s proposed supervisor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to send their referees the correct reference form (available for download under the referees section of their online application form or here) and to ensure that references are submitted by the referee deadline.

For more information about the application process and the Foundation’s funding priorities in this area you are welcome to view the notes of guidance and a sample of the application form.
Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions for further guidance.

The application round is closed.