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Fellowships, Scholarships and Internships


List of Scholarship Recipients

Current Openings:
1. Scholarship at the Bucerius Institute for University of Haifa Graduate Students
2. Scholarship at the Bucerius Institute for Foreign Graduate Students
3. Scholarship for Research in Germany for University of Haifa Graduate Students
4. Fellowship Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center
5. The Martin Buber Society Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Hebrew University
6. Bundestag Scholarship in Berlin
Working alongside a Bundestag member during fifteen weeks, taking part in seminars and Bundestag programs, foundations and universities
7. Internship at the Bucerius Institute
8. For additional scholarship links see below

1. Scholarship at the Bucerius Institute for University of Haifa Graduate Students

The Bucerius Institute offers a scholarship at the institute at he University of Haifa to graduate students of the University of Haifa whose thesis is in ralm of the research and interest of the institute. For inquieries please contact Lea Dror-Batalion, Tel: 048288232.

Scholarship at the Bucerius Institute for Foreign Graduate Students
The Institute offers each year a six months fellowship (from October or April each year) for foreign graduate students, with a monthly reimbursement of 1000 Euro. The grant is for registered students, Ph.D.(preferably) or M.A. students, who are in the process of writing their thesis in areas of interest covered by the Institute.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage exchange between German and Israeli scholars. Study and research in Israel ought to form an essential part of the student's thesis.
Applicants should be fluent in German and English. Knowledge of Hebrew is an advantage but not obligatory.The student will assist, two days a week, in research and administrative tasks at the Institute.
It is possible to participate in courses of his/her choice at the University of Haifa (courses to be taken for credits must be paid by the student).
Applications may be submitted throughout the year.
If you are interested, please e-mail your resume and abstract of your thesis and two recommendations to: Lea Dror-Batalion. Every inquiry will be answered.

3. Scholarship for Research in Germany for University of Haifa Graduate Students
(in Hebrew)
The Institute offers several scholarships for advanced degree students whose stay in Germany could further their research. (Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite but would be of an advantage).
The scholarship is 750 Euro per month for a period of 6 month.
The scholarships are for second or third degree graduate students whose research has been approved and who are not exceeding the normal study period.
The request should be send to the email of Lea Dror-Batalion .
It should include:
     The Research Proposal
     Curriculum Vitae
     Two recommendations from Researchers in the Field of Study (one by the student's advisor and one by the advisor at the German University)|

4. Fellowship Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History

will award doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for 2012
Successful applicants will be expected to carry out their research work at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center from January 2012 through June 2012 (the term of fellowship might be extend if the financial circumstances of the Center allow). During this period the fellows are expected to conduct their research in Israel and to participate in the workshops, colloquia and all activities of the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center. This call is open to all proposals within the scope of the center's research interests and activities. We also encourage applications in the field of History of Science in the German-Jewish Context. Applicants must have faire knowledge of the German language, i.e. the ability to read texts in German and to follow lectures given in the German language. Applicants interested in a postdoctoral fellowship must have been awarded the Ph.D. no earlier than October 01, 2007. Applications for a doctoral fellowship can only be accepted if the applicant has been a Ph.D. student for not more than five years. Applicants may be of all nationalities. Israeli citizens applying for a doctoral fellowship must be registered at the Hebrew University as a Ph.D. student. Israeli citizens who are registered as Ph.D. students at a university abroad will be treated as international applicants. Successful applicants will be granted a monthly stipend equivalent to 1,500 Dollars. Furthermore, international applicants will be enrolled at the Rothberg School for International Students at the Hebrew University which covers health insurance. Fellows from abroad will also be allotted a round-trip flight (up to $800 or €600). Applicants must submit:
• Application Form [download form for doctoral fellowships or postdoc fellowships]
• A letter of application
• The research proposal (3 - 10 pages)
• Curriculum Vitae
• An example of written work, max. 30 pages
• Two letters of recommendation
• Official M.A. or Doctoral Diploma Submission of applications and inquiries should be sent to the Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center by E-Mail (preferred), regular post or fax (see here for details). All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew. Please arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Rosenzweig Minerva Center by your referees. Closing date for receipt of applications is May 15, 2011. Decisions will be made within a month and a half and applicants will be informed forthwith. The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Yitzhak Rabin Building, Mount Scopus Jerusalem 91905 Phone: 00972-2-588 1909 or 588 1686 Fax: 00972-2-521 13 69 rosenzweig@vms.huji.ac.il

5. The Martin Buber Society Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences,
Hebrew University

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Call for Applications for the academic year 2012-2013 

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, a joint venture of the Hebrew University and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims at fostering inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral) from Israel and Germany together with selected senior colleagues. Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany) in all fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences (with the exception of law and economics). Scholars who have completed their Ph.D. at an Israeli or German university, or citizens of Israel or Germany who have received their Ph.D. in other countries, are eligible to apply. The Ph.D. degree must have been approved after October 1, 2007 and no later than March 15, 2012. Doctoral candidates submitting their dissertation in U.S. universities in the winter-spring of 2012 are entitled to submit their candidacy, subject to approval of the dissertation by May 2012.

Fellows will become part of a vibrant scholarly community reflecting the widest possible disciplinary spectrum in the humanities and social sciences and embodying a spirit of shared intellectual adventure. No special connection to Jewish studies or Israel is required. We are looking for creative humanists and social scientists with broad intellectual horizons. Discussions in the Martin Buber Society will take place in English (not in Hebrew or German).

The Fellows will be asked to move to Jerusalem. They will receive a monthly stipend of approximately 9000 Israeli shekels and a housing subsidy either for apartments in the university’s Student Village on Mount Scopus or in town. They will be given offices at the Hebrew University (Mount Scopus campus) and will participate in bi-weekly seminars, lectures, study excursions, and other interactive academic modes. Each will have the opportunity to pursue his or her individual research under optimal conditions for the term of his or her fellowship.

Scholarships are initially granted for two years (subject to a review at the end of the first year), beginning October 1, 2012, on the basis of a detailed outline and description of a research project of major scope and innovative character. The scholarship may be further extended beyond two years upon the approval of the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society.

The deadline for applications for 2012-2013 is January 16, 2012. Documents should not arrive after this date. Applications must be sent as hard copy, without staples, and accompanying diskette and must include: the registration form (available on our Website) a complete CV and list of publications; a discursive description of the research project to be pursued in Jerusalem (up to five pages double-spaced); a one-page abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation; two letters of recommendation; and the evaluators' reports on the dissertation, if available. Applications must be sent in English (with the exception of the evaluators' reports if they are written in another language). Applications should be submitted, by post, in 1 hard copy, printed on one side only, in a simple plastic folder, with a transparent cover, (see picture on Website) along with a CD containing an electronic copy of all of the materials. Please avoid using staples on any of the documents and please do not send us application materials via email. Letters of recommendation must, however, be sent either directly by the recommender to the email address below or in sealed and signed envelopes.  Please do not send applications by email.

The Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society will meet at the end of March to choose next year’s fellows. Outstanding candidates will be invited --at relatively short notice in March-- for an interview either in person or on Skype.

Postal Address:
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rabin Building, Room 2201, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905.

For further inquiries please contact Yael Baron on buberso@mscc.huji.ac.il   Tel. 00972 (0)2-5883901 or 00972(0)2 5881747 Website: http://buberfellows.huji.ac.il/

Print Call for Application

6. Bundestag Scholarship in Berlin
Working alongside a Bundestag member during fifteen weeks, taking part in seminars and Bundestag programs, foundations and universities.
Further information- in German or Hebrew

7. Internship at the Bucerius Institute

Wann?:           möglicher Beginn ab 10/2011 bis einschließlich 01/2012, bzw. von 02/2012 bis  einschließlich 05/2012. Das Wintersemester im Overseasprogramm dauert vom 03.10. – 07.01., das Sommersemester vom 20.2 - 07.6.

Für wen?:        Das Praktikum richtet sich prinzipiell an Studenten aller Fachrichtung, jedoch 
besonders an Studenten der Judaistik / Jüdische Studien, bzw. der 

Vergütung:      Das Bucerius Institute bezahlt einen Hebräisch Sprachkurs (8h pro Woche) an der Universität Haifa und ein inhaltliches Seminar (in Englisch) je nach Wahl des
Studenten im Overseas Programm der Universität.

Zuschüsse:      Einen Teil der Fahrtkosten kann evtl. der DAAD übernehmen, bitte erkundigen Sie sich nach entsprechenden Zuschussmöglichkeiten beim Auslandsamt Ihrer Universität.

Unterkunft:     Wir können bei der Vermittlung eines Wohnheimplatzes der Universität helfen, evt. auch eines Zimmers in der Stadt.

Arbeitsumfang: ca. 1 6 h/ pro Woche

Wir erwarten:            Engagement, und Eigenständigkeit, Unterstützung der Forschung am Institut und Mithilfe bei verwaltungstechnischen Aufgaben, sowie der Organisation von Vorträgen oder Seminaren.

Wir bieten:     Land, Leute und Sprache kennenlernen, inklusive des universitären Lebens in Israel, Praxiserfahrung, sowohl die Möglichkeit zum Scheinerwerb (Bitte erkundigen Sie sich über die Anerkennungsmöglichkeiten bei ihrer Universität)

Sprachen:        An Fremdsprachen genügt gutes Englisch, Hebräisch ist von Vorteil.

Bewerbung:    Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbungen für das erste Semester bis Sonntag, den 24.6.2011 an unser Institut (treten Sie vorher per Email mit uns in Kontakt, wir senden Ihnen dann weitere Informationen zum Bewerbungsverfahren).

Kontakt:            ldror@univ.haifa.ac.il / bucerius@univ.haifa.ac.il

8. Scholarships and Research Grants
Minerva Foundation
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
               link to German Embassy - DAAD scholarships (in Hebrew)
               Special guide for scholarship search in all disciplines
DFG - German Research Foundation
European Association for Jewish Studies
GIF - German Israeli Foundation
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem
Leo Baeck Summer School, Berlin
H-German, Serving Professional Historians of Germany Around the World


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