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 2019/2020

 

Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center Fellowship Program
Call for Applications
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 2019/20
2019-2020 Fellowship Theme:
Bildung & Therapy: German-Jewish Self-Formation
 
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships devoted to research on the theme of “Bildung and Therapy: German-Jewish Self-Formation.” Under this title we seek to encourage applicants studying conceptions of the self and of self-formation in the GermanJewish context, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to philosophy, literature, history, education, and cultural studies. Applications may engage with questions of pedagogy and self-formation; with the role of the emotions in the formation of the self; with formulations of moral perfectionism; with the centrality of the dialogical turn in German-Jewish accounts of self-formation; with German-Jewish literary depictions of Bildung; or with the politics of German-Jewish selfhood. Alternatively, scholars may address therapeutic aspects of self-formation, studying the significance of psychoanalysis within German-Jewish culture; the relationships between therapeutic forms of thinking and German-Jewish philosophies of dialogue; or the ways a wide array of intellectual, cultural, religious, and political activities have been taken up as therapeutic practices. What struggles must be undertaken (individual or social), what kinds of loss or confusion must be overcome in the formation of the self?
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 2019 through June 2020. During this period the fellows are expected to conduct their research in Israel and to contribute research on the year’s scholarly theme in the context of the seminar, workshops, and through publication in the Center’s journal.
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 October 01, 2015. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than June 1st, 2019.  
 
 
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 5,500 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 ( 5 -3 pages)  • Curriculum Vitae  • One 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:
http://scholarships.huji.ac.il (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities).  
Applications must be submitted until April 1, 2019. 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  rosenzweigfellowship@gmail.com 

 

Call for Applications 2020/2021

 

Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center Fellowship Program

Call for Applications

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 2020/21

2020-2021 Fellowship Theme:

 

Language, Translation, and Cultural Transfer

in the German-Jewish Experience

 

 

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships devoted to research on the theme of “Language, Translation, and Cultural Transfer in the German-Jewish Experience.” Our intention is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to literature, history, philosophy, and cultural studies, whose different perspectives on this shared theme will engender fruitful research and scholarly discussion. Applications might propose projects that explore German-Jewish theories of language or translation; studies of poetics or of literary or theatrical performance in the German-Jewish context; or historical studies of the transfer of cultural objects, practices, and ideas among different social, intellectual, or political contexts. The Center’s interests in the year’s theme are broad and interdisciplinary, and we encourage scholars of German-Jewish culture across the humanities to apply.    

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 2020 through June 2021. During this period the fellows are expected to conduct their research in Israel and to contribute research on the year’s scholarly theme in the context of the seminar, workshops, and through publication in the Center’s journal.

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 October 01, 2016. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than June 1st, 2020. 

Applications for a doctoral fellowship from doctoral students at the Hebrew University can only be accepted if the applicant is in good standing with the Authority for Research Students and has not exceeded the limits for funding established by the University.

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 6,000 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 (3-5 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One 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:

http://scholarships.huji.ac.il (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities).  

Applications must be submitted until April 30, 2020. 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

rosenzweig@mail.huji.ac.il