Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships of the Koret Center for Jewish Civilization and The Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, 2023/2025

The Koret Center for Jewish Civilization aims to support outstanding research through postdoctoral fellowships granted to scholars whose research offers genuine and original contributions to the study of the Jewish Civilization and its relative fields. The Center as a joint partnership between Tel Aviv University, ANU–Museum of the Jewish People, and the Koret Foundation, and aspires to advance the understanding of Judaism as a civilization through innovative research and creative collaborations.   

The Society’s two-year postdoctoral fellowship provides generous funding for international and Israeli scholars to pursue innovative research at the highest level, while enjoying the professional mentorship of faculty members at Tel Aviv University. Candidates who have completed their PhD in any discipline involved in the study of the Jewish Civilization in the fields of Archaeology, ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Cultural Studies, Hebrew Language, History, and Philosophy are eligible to apply.

Researchers who have completed their PhD at Tel Aviv University are not eligible for the Fellowship. Candidates must hold a PhD degree no earlier than October 1, 2018 and no later than September 1, 2023. Applicants who were on maternity leave during the past five years will be considered even if their degree was awarded one year earlier than October 2018 for each child born after the date of the degree. The fellowship is awarded without any discrimination regarding ethnicity, religion, gender or age.

Up to four fellowships will be awarded for two years each, beginning October 1, 2023. Those accepted to the program must commit to completing a full two-year term. The fellowships are not renewable. Fellows will be asked to spend at least three days a week on campus and be active members of the university’s scholarly community. They will be required to fully participate in the activities of the Koret Society of Fellows, the Koret Center for Jewish Civilization and the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology. The Fellows will lead a year-long research seminar, present their scholarship at the Koret Center Biennial Conference, organize a conference centered around their research, and publish the results in the online journal of the Koret Center.

The activities of the Koret Society of Fellows will be conducted in English.

Fellows will receive an annual scholarship of $36,000 + $7,000 for research and academic activities. Non-Israeli fellows will also be eligible to partially subsidized on-campus housing.

Applications should include the following documents in English: CV (including a list of publications and a list of research languages); a statement of the research plan (max. 3 pages); a summary of PhD dissertation (max. 2 page); and two letters of recommendation (one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor). Prior to the submission of the application, candidates are highly encouraged to contact researchers from the faculty of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology, who can serve as their academic hosts at Tel Aviv University.


The deadline for applications for the 2023/24-2024/25 academic years is March 5, 2023.


The application process is completed online, through the following link:


Candidates will be informed of the decision regarding their application by April 1, 2023.


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