The Dan David Society of Fellows aims to support outstanding postdoctoral research in the study of the past. The Society’s two-year postdoctoral fellowship provides generous funding for international and Israeli scholars to pursue innovative research at the highest level while enjoying the professional mentorship of faculty members at Tel Aviv University. Candidates who have completed their PhD in any discipline involved in the study of the past, including but not limited to history, archaeology, history of the arts, history of education, history of science and medicine, physical anthropology, literature and digital humanities are eligible to apply.
Researchers who have completed their PhD at Tel Aviv University are not eligible for the Fellowship. Candidates must have their PhD degree in hand no earlier than October 1, 2018 and no later than September 1, 2023. The fellowship will be awarded without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender or age.
Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a maximum of two years each, beginning October 1, 2023. Those accepted to the program must commit to completing a full two-year term. Fellows will be asked to spend at least three days a week at Tel Aviv University and be active members of the university’s scholarly community. They will be required to fully participate in the activities of the Dan David Society of Fellows, including a twice-monthly seminar dedicated to cutting-edge methodologies and historiographic approaches, and to present their research to the other fellows once a year. The program’s academic activities will all be conducted in English.