2013-2014 Martin Buber Society of Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences Israeli for German Students in Israel

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Martin Buber Society funded Fellowships for Israeli or German Students to Pursue Postdoctoral Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel 2013-2014

Study Subject(s): All fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences (with the exception of law and applied economics).
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree.
Scholarship Provider: Martin Buber Society
Scholarship can be taken at: Israel

Eligibility: 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 1st, 2008 and no later than August 1st 2013.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Student from Israel and Germany can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: 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  applied economics). 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).

Number of award(s): Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany).

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships are initially granted for two years (subject to a review at the end of the first year), beginning October 1, 2013, 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.

What does it cover? 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.

Notification: 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.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications for 2013-2014 is January 3rd 2013.

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