Rosenzweig Fellowship

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 at the end of December each year.
 

Call for Applications 2022/2023

Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center Fellowship Program

 

Call for Applicants

 

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 2022-2023

 

2022-2023 Fellowship Theme:

 

German Jews and the Arts:

Composition, Contemplation, Critique

 

 

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships devoted to research on the theme of German Jews and the Arts: Composition, Contemplation, Critique.” Our intention is to bring together scholars from a myriad disciplinary perspectives, including history (especially art history), philosophy (especially aesthetics and critical theory), and literature, whose different perspectives on the study of German-speaking Jews and the arts will engender fruitful research and scholarly discussion. By composition, we mean to flag projects that study German-Jewish involvement in artistic production of all kinds; by contemplation we mean to invite studies of artistic experience within German-Jewish contexts; by critique we intend studies of the theorization of the arts among German-Jewish thinkers and critics. Applications might propose projects that reconstruct the biographies of German-Jewish artists; that explore German-Jewish invention and technique in any artistic medium, especially in music, the visual arts, poetry, film, and the performing arts; that study German-Jewish contexts for the experience and appreciation of art (e.g., music or poetry performed in the synagogue); that trace German-Jewish participation in artistic movements from the Enlightenment, through romanticism, to modernism and beyond; or that examine the identification of Jews with aesthetic labels (e.g., degenerate art) in the German context. Applicants might address questions in aesthetics regarding notions of the beautiful or of the possibility of aesthetic norms; of representation, symbolism, and the artistic production of meaning; of the implications of the Jewish ban on idolatry; of art and the emotions; of artistic formalism and of the possibility of convergence between different artistic media; and of the relationship between art and truth, on the one hand, and art and morality, on the other. Scholars might propose projects which engage in the political function of art; in critiques of reification and fetichism; in distinctions between high and low art; and in the place of art in mass culture and fashion; as well as in the pedagogical or commemorative function of the arts for German-speaking Jews. 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 2022 through June 2023. 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, 2018. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than June 1st, 2022. 

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 for postdoctoral fellowship or 5,500 NIS for doctoral fellowship. 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 

Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2022. Decisions will be made within two months and applicants will be informed accordingly.

cfa_-_franz_rosenzweig_minerva_research_center_doctoral_and_postdoctoral_fellowships_2022-2023.pdf
franz_rosenzweig_minerva_research_center_ausschreibung_-_2022-2023.pdf

Call for Applications 2021/2022

 

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 2021/22

2021-2022 Fellowship Theme:

 

Theological-Political Predicaments: Representations of Religion and Politics in the German-Jewish Context

 

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships devoted to research on the theme of Theological-Political Predicaments: Representations of Religion and Politics in the German-Jewish Context.” Our intention is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to literature, history, philosophy, and political theory, whose different perspectives on this shared theme will engender fruitful research and scholarly discussion. Applications might propose projects that explore theopolitical visions and their attempted realizations; the religious politics of German-Jewish communities; literary, artistic, and performative representations of the interface between religion and politics; political messianism; the literary and artistic production of religious texts; theories and practices of secularization; gender roles and rights in Jewish communities; and the debate between political theology and political philosophy in the German-Jewish context. 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 2021 through June 2022. 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, 2017. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than June 1st, 2021. 

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

 

Applications must be submitted by April 4, 2021. 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

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).  

 

call_for_applications_rosenzweig_doctoral_and_postdoctoral_fellowships_2021-2022_englishgerman.pdf

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

 

All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew.

  • 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

 

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

cfa_-_franz_rosenzweig_minerva_research_center_doctoral_and_postdoctoral_fellowships_2020-2021.pdf
franz_rosenzweig_minerva_research_center_ausschreibung_-_2020-2021.pdf

Call for Applications 2019/2020

We are pleased to announce that the Rosenzweig Minerva Center will grant 3 doctoral \ post doctoral fellowships in the following academic year: 2019/2020

cfa_frmrc_2019-20.pdf