Funding: Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Deadline for applications 5 January 2023

The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in Jerusalem will award up to seven Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for up to four years (with a possible fifth year in exceptional circumstances), beginning October 1, 2023.

The fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000 and $2,000 for research and related expenses.

Fellows are expected to be physically present at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award. Applications will be considered from those awarded a Ph.D. on or after October 1, 2018.

Online applications should include the following documents in English, in separate files: statement of research plans (3-5 pages, with title); summary of previous research (3 pages); one single-authored published article or equivalent unpublished work; curriculum vitae, including list of publications; complete contact information, including phone numbers, for three referees.

Outstanding candidates will be invited for interviews on March 28-29 either in person or by video conference. The Polonsky Academy strives to promote diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

The deadline for submission is 5 January 2023.

Candidates can apply online here.

The Polonsky Academy is committed to providing an environment for research excellence. Fellows work under the best possible conditions for innovative research, including professional autonomy, a scholarly community, and a highly efficient network dedicated to supporting fellows in pursuit of their academic goals. They are provided with state-of-the-art services, including individual offices, a library, advanced IT, a lecture hall, and multiple meeting spaces in the award-winning facility in which they are housed.


Published by Dr Julia Faiers

Julia Faiers received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2021. She wrote her thesis on the art patronage of Louis d’Amboise, bishop of Albi from 1474 to 1503, under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Rudy. Her postdoctoral research includes the nineteenth-century reception of medieval art and architecture, and late-medieval female art patronage in France. Julia gained a First Class Honours degree in art history at the University of St Andrews (1995). She won a British Academy Award to study for her MA in German Expressionism at The Courtauld under the supervision of Dr Shulamith Behr (1997), and spent almost twenty years working as a journalist before returning to academia in 2016.

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