STIP Apr 13, 2024

PhD Scholarship, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University

Application deadline: May 20, 2024

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The Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University invites prospective doctoral candidates to apply for the highly-prized President’s Fellowship beginning in the fall semester of the 2024-5 academic year. The four-year fellowship covers tuition and provides a monthly stipend for living expenses. We anticipate that prospective candidates for the Ph.D. in Jewish Art History Program will specialize in various areas of Jewish Art History, for example:
illuminated Jewish books; interfaith dialogue in visual arts; art and architecture of the synagogue; modern Jewish and Israeli art; semiotics of Jewish art; Jewish folk art; personal, gender, social, and national identities as expressed in Jewish and Israeli art, ancient Jewish art from archeological sources, art and Halacha, and more.

We encourage interdisciplinary research emphasizing art in its historical, social, religious, psychological, and other contexts. Proposals incorporating both visual and textual studies are also warmly welcomed.
Eligibility requirements: completion of an MA thesis in a related field, or in the final year of MA studies with a thesis submitted by August 31, 2024. GPA: 90% or higher and final thesis grade of no less than 90%.

Applicants are encouraged to submit [1] a CV, [2] copies of diplomas and transcripts (BA and MA), [3] a summary of proposed dissertation topic (1 page), and [4] the names of two or three academic experts who will be ready to issue recommendation letters relating to the candidate’s academic and research excellence (the names and academic affiliations only, not the letters yet).

Applications and supporting materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew to by May 20th, 2024.

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