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Fellowships to Israel and Germany Early-Career Scholars
for Social Sciences and Humanities Research

Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship (MBSF)

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Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences (MBSF), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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Fellowships to Israel and Germany post-doctoral scholars working in all social sciences and humanities fields. For the fellowships, which will take place in Israel, the Funding Source is seeking applicants who are social scientists and creative humanists with broad intellectual horizons. No connection of the subject matter to Jewish studies or Israel is required. An imaginative proposal proving the applicant’s ability to carry out cutting-edge research in her or his field is the most important part of the application.

The fellows are encouraged to move to Jerusalem and those who do receive an additional housing subsidy that can be used either for apartments in the university’s Student Village (on campus) or to help with rental costs elsewhere in town. Non-Israeli fellows who move to Jerusalem with their family are eligible for additional support.

Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their individual research under optimal conditions for the term of their fellowship and are expected to become part of the vibrant scholarly community in Jerusalem, reflecting the widest possible disciplinary spectrum in the Humanities and the Social Sciences and embodying a spirit of shared intellectual adventure. They are obliged to participate in biweekly colloquia, workshops, lectures, study excursions, and other cultural and academic activities of the MBSF. Discussions in the Martin Buber Society take place in English (not in Hebrew or German).

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Up to 10 fellows will be selected - up to five from Israel and five from Germany in each annual cohort.

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Scholars receive a monthly stipend of approximately 9,000 NIS and an additional housing subsidy. Non-Israeli fellows who move to Jerusalem with their family are eligible for additional support.

Term of Contract:

Scholarships are granted for a maximum of four years, beginning October 1, 2023 (subject to review at the end of each year).

Fellows are expected to be in residence and asked to spend at least 4 days a week at the office.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who have completed their PhD at an Israeli or German university, as well as citizens of Israel or Germany who have received their PhD in any country, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have their PhD degree in hand no earlier than October 1st, 2018, and no later than July 1st, 2023*.

*For German institutions, the day of the disputation is the decisive date; for Israeli institutions, the date on the official letter of approval of the dissertation from the degree-granting university. Applicants with children under the age of five (at the time of the September 15 deadline) get an extra year and may apply if they have their PhD no earlier than October 1st 2017.

The MBSF is committed to diversity and equal opportunity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and communities to apply.

Applications that are purely technical in nature, such as in the fields of applied economics or practical law, will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications for 2023-2024 is September 15, 2022. The Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society will meet during February to choose the new cohort of fellows. Outstanding candidates will be invited for an interview during January.

Application process timeline
- July 14, 2022: Online Application is open.
- September 15, 2022: Application deadline.
- TBA: Shortlisted applicants are interviewed; non finalists are informed.
- TBA: Fellows announced.

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Ms. Gabi Schneider
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jack, Josef and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Rooms 321, 322
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 9190501
+972 (0)2-5883901

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