Rosenzweig Fellowship

Since its foundation the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center invites each year doctoral and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world to pursue their research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Rosenzweig Fellowship aims to create a lively network of young scholars which constitutes the core of the Center's activity. Fellows are invited to conduct their research at the Center, where they also enjoy a rich program of workshops, conferences and other activities and are given an opportunity to present their work-in-progress during the Center's colloquium or the annual retreat.

Besides a travel grant and a monthly stipend, the Center offers fellows a working space, access to University resources and proximity to Jerusalem libraries and archives, as well as an opportunity to share their research with young and senior scholars from their field. Initiatives and cooperation among the fellows are encouraged and supported by the Center, and fellows may also take part in its various research projects.
Young scholars dealing with all aspects of German-Jewish and Central-European Jewish culture – including history, literature, philosophy, folklore, sociology, political science, visual arts, material culture – are warmly encouraged to submit their application. A Call for Applications is published in the winter of each year.



Call for Applications 2017/18 - Application period is over!

The application period for the 2017/18 fellowship is now closed. A new Call for Applications will be published in the beginning of next year.

The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will award doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for the academic year 2017/18.

Successful applicants will be expected to carry out their research work at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem from October 2017 through June 2018. 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.

Applicants must have fair 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 their Ph.D. no earlier than 1 October 2013. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than 1 June 2017.

Applications for a doctoral fellowship can only be accepted if the applicant has been a Ph.D. student for no 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 of 5,250 NIS. Furthermore, international applicants will be entitled to health insurance coverage. Fellows from abroad will also be allotted a round-trip flight (up to $800 or €600).

Applicants must submit:

Application Form
A letter of application
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
All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew.


Applications should be submitted through the HUJI Scholarships System: (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities).

Applications must be submitted until 2 April 2017. Decisions will be made within two months and applicants will be informed accordingly.

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