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PhD Scholarships

University of Haifa
Haifa Center for Mediterranean History
Call for Applications – PhD Scholarships Starting October 2019

Apply: PhD Scholarship – Mediterranean History
University of Haifa

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) is offering four-year PhD scholarships for projects relating to the pre-modern history of the Mediterranean, starting in October 2019. The scholarships will be offered as matching for the institutional scholarships.
HCMH, which began its work in 2017, promotes the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean at the University of Haifa, and aims to connect it to the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research.

Prospective PhD projects will engage meaningfully in a Mediterranean theme, and show relevance to the current historiographical discourse. They will be supervised by a Haifa researcher from one of the following departments: History, Maritime Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Middle Eastern History, Israel Studies, and Jewish History. Co-advisors from other departments and universities are welcome.

Applicants should supply a personal statement, BA and MA transcripts and diplomas, a writing sample (up to 5,000 words – a chapter from the MA thesis is possible), a single letter of recommendation, and a statement from a Haifa researcher agreeing to supervise the dissertation.

At the time of application, applicants do not have to supply an official indication that they had been accepted to the PhD program of one of the above-mentioned departments, but successful applicant will be eligible for HCMH funds only upon formal acceptance to their indicated PhD program, and only upon winning the institutional scholarship as well.
The stipend will amount to 30,000 NIS per year for four years – as direct matching to the institutional stipend of 30,000 NIS per year for four years.

Please note that this is a competitive scholarship. The HCMH academic committee will evaluate all applications and inform the candidates of their decision. The awarding of the scholarship is pending on academic and administrative good standing, according to the regulations of the Graduate Studies Authority. Renewal of the scholarship will be reviewed each year according to the student's report and the supervisor's evaluation.

Application materials in PDF format should be emailed to Ms. Shiri Barnhart, HCMH administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 August 2019. Recommenders should mail their letters directly to HCMH.

Dr. Gil Gambash and Dr. Zur Shalev, HCMH


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