Postdoctoral, Doctoral and Visiting Fellowships at Tel Aviv University in Israel, 2018

Applications are invited for postdoctoral, doctoral and visiting fellowships under the project titled: Human Trafficking: A Labor Perspective European Research Council (ERC) Research Project. International students are eligible to apply.

The Tel Aviv University (TAU) – Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning – is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018, and April 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty-level scholars,
  • Study Subject: The LPHT, a five-year research project, studies the causes of human trafficking and its regulation, in order to develop a labour approach to human trafficking. The project explores the underlying structures that sustain the market for human trafficking and considers methods and possibilities to restructure them. The project expands the existing anti-trafficking toolkit – made up of mostly criminal law, migration restrictions, and human rights-based mechanisms – to include effective regulatory and market-based responses to severe labour market exploitation.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellowship awards:
  • Two postdoctoral fellows ( approx. $30,000 per year, for up to 4 years)
  • Two doctoral students – ($20,000 per year, for up to 4 years) Doctoral students must be studying as PhD candidates in Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. The TAU Law PhD program accepts graduate students from around the world. For additional information see here: https://en-law.tau.ac.il/ph_d
  • Visiting faculty/research fellows ($750-$1,500 per month, between 3-6 months). Fellows can be at different stages of their academic career, including doctoral students, postdoctoral students, and faculty at other universities.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Israel

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Applicants should have knowledge and experience in relevant fields of research (e.g., law, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, labour and migration studies, international relations), and the ability and desire to work as part of a scholarly community and a research team. Fellows will be required to take part to the full residence at Tel Aviv for the duration of the fellowship, and participate in workshops and seminars on a regular basis. Key selection criteria for the post-doc and doctoral positions are analytical skills, methodological abilities, and the capacity for team-work as well as independent research. Successful applicants will be expected to develop and pursue their own research within the overarching research agenda of the LPHT project, as well as take part in an existing ongoing research project led by Dr Shamir.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Research Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Application and Fellowship Information for post-doctoral and doctoral students:

All applications should be submitted to projects’ PI Dr Hila Shamir at hshamir-at-post.tau.ac.il and to the projects’ administrative director Dr Ayelet Peer at peerayel-at-tauex.tau.ac.il; and include the following documents.

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the project and stating the nature and duration of position you seek with us. ?
  • Detailed CV (including the list of publications)
  • A preliminary research proposal (in English; up to 3 pages) for a research project you hope to pursue in the context of the LPHT fellowship.
  • An example of academic writing (article, research paper, or dissertation chapter)
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral or postdoctoral research, respectively (in English or Hebrew). These may be sent directly to hshamir-at-post.tau.ac.il, with the applicant’s name in the subject line.
  • The working language at the LPHT project is English

Application and Fellowship Information for faculty/research visitors:

All applications should be submitted to projects’ PI Dr Hila Shamir at hshamir-at-post.tau.ac.il and to the projects’ administrative director Dr. Ayelet Peer at peerayel-at-tauex.tau.ac.il, and include the following documents.

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the project and stating the nature and duration of position you seek with us. ?
  • Detailed CV (including the list of publications)
  • A preliminary research proposal (in English; can range from several paragraphs to a more developed proposal) for a research project you hope to pursue in the context of the LPHT fellowship

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