CFA Deadline: Sep. 30, Doctoral Scholarship for women studying Modern Jewish History, Switzerland

The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Basel awards one doctoral scholarship in the fields of Modern Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Modern Jewish Intellectual History, or Jewish Cultural History per December 1st 2013 or by agreement. The award is specifically aimed at female applicants.

Eligibility criteria:
– an excellent higher university degree that qualifies for doctoral studies in Jewish Studies at the University of Basel
– willingness to work at the Centre for Jewish Studies (apart from possible trips to archives etc.)
– willingness to perform organisational and other tasks as part of the Centre team, possibly a teaching assignment

Suggestions for a dissertation topic can be submitted along with the application but are not mandatory. Possible topics can also be discussed with the Centre administration if the scholarship is awarded to the applicant. A possible topic could be a project within the context of the intended collaboration of the Centre of Jewish Studies with the archive of the National Library of Israel.

The scholarship will be awarded for 36 months and amounts to CHF 50’000 p.a. After 18 months of the intended funding period an interim report by the Centre administration on the status of the project will decide about the continued funding for the remaining duration of the stipend.

Applicants who will be shortlisted will be invited for an interview either in Basel with the Centre administration or (depending on the applicant’s current residence) in Jerusalem with the Centre’s director.

Applications along with the usual documents shall be sent to by September 30th 2013.  Questions can be addressed to the director of the Centre of Jewish Studies of the University of Basel, Prof. Dr. Alfred Bodenheimer (

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