Post Doctoral Fellowships

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Grants of up to £35,000 per annum are available for European institutions to employ a post-doctoral fellow for a two-year period. Candidates researching and/or teaching any topic within the field of Jewish Studies will be considered eligible for funding. Successful applications will demonstrate the synergy between the hosting department and the proposed candidate. Post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to present their research to the local Jewish community as well as to the wider public. Award amounts will vary according to the local costs of living, tuition fees and individual needs.

Institutions may only support a single post-doctoral fellowship application; if more than one application is submitted by the same institution then applicants will be asked to select which of their proposals should be taken forward and reviewed by the Foundation. These fellowships are awarded based on the candidate’s academic merit, though some consideration will also be given to the degree of geographic mobility demonstrated in the candidate’s current proposal, as well as his or her previous academic career.

To be eligible to receive a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Foundation, the post-doctoral applicant must be based in Europe (either a European citizen or holder of a valid European residency permit) and the host institution must be based in Europe (both EU and non-EU states). We are not currently accepting applications from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

Post-doctoral candidates should not have received their doctoral degree more than 7 years before the closing date of the current grant round.

Candidates will be expected to include a research proposal as part of their application and outline any teaching commitments they will have. They must also supply details for two, external referees able to evaluate their proposal. 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.

Please note: if your PhD has already been awarded and you have uploaded your PhD transcript already, then you do not need to upload a letter from your supervisor confirming that your PhD has been submitted. Uploading a letter is only necessary if you have not yet been awarded your PhD. If your application form still shows a letter as required, please simply upload a blank document.

The application round is open and will close on the 15 March 2021.