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Nevzlin post-doctoral research fellowship

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will award a Nevzlin post-doctoral research fellowship for the academic years 2021/23

    Theme for 2021-2023:Russian and East-European Jews under and after Communism (1917-2000)

    The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center invites applications for one post-doctoral fellowship (Nevzlin Fellowship) for the 2021-2023 academic years (from October 2021 to September 2023)* to promote research on the theme of “Russian and East-European Jews under and after Communism (1917-2000).

    We welcome the applications of scholars from across a variety of disciplines, with the aim of widening current perspectives on this theme and engendering fruitful research and scholarly discussion. We welcome proposals to explore various topics including (though not limited to):

    • Jews within state/governmental and party administrations
    • Jews as ‘objects’ of the regimes’ policies
    • Jewish subjectivity (Jewish life and self-perceptions under Communist or post-Communist regimes)
    • Transnational perspectives on Jews under Communism or afterwards.

    The Nevzlin Fellow will be expected to carry out her/his research at the Leonid Nevzlin Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem from October 2021 through September 2023 (two academic years, subject to review and renewal after the first year). During this period, the fellow is expected to conduct her/his research primarily in Israel and to present her/his work in the context of guest lectures, Center workshops and conferences, and through the preparation of 2-3 peer-reviewed articles for scholarly publications. The Nevzlin Fellow should excel in research abilities and academic initiative and is expected to be actively involved in the Center’s activities. Knowledge of at least one East-European language is required. Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2016. Candidates who have not yet received their doctoral degree may submit an application provided they produce an official letter of approval of their dissertation no later than August 1, 2021. We welcome applicants from all countries and nationalities.

    The Nevzlin Fellow will be granted a monthly stipend of NIS 10,000 and an annual research budget of NIS 20,000. An international fellowship recipient must arrange for full health insurance coverage for her/his entire stay in Israel. Applicants must submit:

    • An application form
    • A letter including a statement of intent, a description of applicant’s expertise and training in her/his research field and academic initiative
    • Research proposal (up to 5 pages), including research description, work plan for two years, names of one or more Israeli scholars with whom the candidate intends to interact during the postdoctoral research period and a list of archival or other collections in Israel that the candidate intends to use
    • Two tentative proposals for workshops, conferences, or other academic/public programs that the candidate would like to organize during the postdoc period (each suggestion should be up to one-page long)
    • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
    • One published writing sample, max. 35 pages
    • Two letters of recommendation, submitted by the recommender directly to the Nevzlin Center
    • Official M.A. or Doctoral Diploma or letter of confirmation

    All material must be written in English and should be submitted through the HUJI Scholarships System at the link:

    (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities>The Nevzlin post-doctoral research fellowship).  Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020. The winning application (as well as the other short-listed applications) will be announced by the end of January 2021.

    For further information please contact us at

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