Jewish History Fellowship


About the Fellowship

Thanks to generous benefactions from the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, and from the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, the IHR is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow in Jewish History in any part of the world at any period. The successful applicant will join a thriving programme for post-doctoral historians in the IHR.

The Institute is home to between over 20 stipendiary doctoral and post-doctoral fellows at any one time. 

Area of research: 
Jewish History

Amount awarded: 

What we offer

IHR Fellows are welcomed into a progressive and supportive academic environment, consisting of a cohort of approximately 20 doctoral or early career Fellows, academic staff, and Senior Fellows. They will have the support of our Fellowships Officer throughout the fellowship, as well as the mentorship of the IHR’s academics and other staff across the School of Advanced Study. At the IHR they will have access to our world-renowned Wohl Library, extended electronic resources, and our extensive seminar and events programme.  

Our Fellows’ seminar programme provides an opportunity for each Fellow to present their research in a collegial atmosphere, before their peers, senior historians, and others. Fellows have free access to the IHR’s research training courses, and are offered a number of exclusive, tailored training workshops.

Fellows will also be given administrative support to host workshops and colloquia. 

Eligibility criteria

Applications from specialists in the medieval, early modern or modern history of Jewish people or communities are welcome. Candidates should have a doctorate or should have completed their doctoral thesis by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be commenced. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country. Those who have previously held a full-time university lectureship of 24 months or more, will be ineligible. The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, nor can it be used to fund a sabbatical leave for the holder of a permanent academic position. 

Apply now

Deadline 31 January 2024

Application portal