Scholarship Opportunities & Postgraduate Fellowships
On this page you can find information about eligibility
requirements, selection criteria, application processes and contact details for
all of the scholarships and fellowships available to Australian and New Zealand
THE LEON FINK
SCHOLARSHIP FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES - SUMMER PROGRAMS
This Scholarship is designed to attract Undergrad and Graduate students of outstanding academic achievement from Australia to undertake a Middle Eastern Studies Summer Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Eligibility for Scholarship
The Scholarship will be paid to the Hebrew University, covering the tuition and housing costs of one of the courses listed below. In addition the student will receive living expenses to the amount of AUD 1,000. The Scholarship requires approval of the Australian Academic Committee.
The successful candidate will be eligible to apply the scholarship to undertake any one of the listed courses. The application must be submitted online to the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University office in Sydney, by April 10th.
The candidates will be notified towards the end of April of the status of their application.
Stipend and Tenability
The Scholarship will be paid to the Hebrew University, covering the tuition and housing costs of one of the courses listed below. The Scholarship requires approval of the Australian Academic Committee.
List of courses offered
1. Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study. June 30 - July 28, 2013. The Arab-Israeli conflict will be examined in the context of current practices and theories relating to conflict resolution. The course will provide students with a broad perspective on the Israeli-Arab conflict, focusing on Israeli society, and exploring both academic research and practical experience on one of the most influential conflicts of our time.
For more details: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/Conflict Resolution
2. The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel. June 30 - July 28, 2013. This course will begin with an examination of the Zionist idea, its common denominators and variegated factions. Due consideration will be given to the late-nineteenth- century European context in order to appreciate the socio-economic, political and cultural factors that impacted upon the Zionist movement. The course will explore how competing visions of the Jewish state responded to the realities of Palestine, its local Arab population, Ottoman rulers and existing Jewish population.
For more details: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/The Emergence of Modern Israel
3. The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. June 30 - July 28, 2013. This course will deal with the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the advent of Zionism to the present. It will discuss the evolution of the Arab position towards the Zionist movement, the Arab-Israeli wars and the peace negotiations and treaties between Israel, Egypt and Jordan.
For more details: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
4. Militant Radical Movements in Contemporary Islam. June 30 - July 28, 2013. This course examines major contemporary Islamist movements and ideologies. What are the key Islamist movements? What motivates them? What is their relation to traditional Islamic thought and how do they relate to modernity? Against whom do they fight and why?
For more details: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/Militant Radical Movements
5. Coexistence in the Middle East. June 30 - July 28, 2013 or August 4 - August 18, 2013. This course offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel, the Holy Land for Christians, Jews and Muslims; a key point of interest and dispute for the international community, and the homeland shared and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Extensive field trips and first-hand interaction with government officials, religious leaders, professional experts, and political and NGO activists enable students to gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives and perspectives.
For more details: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/Coexistance in the Middle East
Enquiries and application process:
Applicants should prepare and send the following documents to email@example.com :
1. A current one-page Curriculum Vitae
2. Official academic records (scanned copy)
3. One or more academic reference
5. LFS Online Application Form
All documents should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10th 2013.
All courses are acknowledged by the Departments of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies, Government & International Relations and History of the University of Sydney. For more information contact: Professor Suzanne Rutland, email@example.com.
Students from other universities must consult the appropriate authority to check re accreditation.
Rothberg Merit Scholarships – for graduate students
A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified candidates from universities in Australia and throughout the world who wish to study at the Rothberg International School
Year & Autumn semester
RIS Merit Scholarships will be awarded for a sum equivalent to the cost of full tuition for the academic year or one semester. In this way, they will be able to distribute scholarship funds to a greater number of students.
To be considered, candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent. Any candidate for an M.A. Program may apply and those selected will be eligible for a two-year fellowship, conditional on maintenance of academic performance. Candidates for any other graduate program are not eligible to apply for the Graduate Merit Fellowship.
Scholarship decisions will be sent in May.
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Student Fellowship – for undergraduates and graduates
Who is eligible? University of Sydney postgraduate students and undergraduates who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at the University of Sydney and who have received approval from the University of Sydney to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as exchange students.
How to apply: Application should be made through the Exchange and Study Abroad Unit of the University of Sydney's International Office. Applications are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of Semitic Studies.
Amount of Grant: Where an application is approved, support will contribute to the costs of accommodation during the period of exchange.
Closing dates: 30 April and 30 September annually.
Tel/Fax: 9351 6558
Web site: www.szcuf.org.usyd.edu.au
The University of Sydney and the Hebrew University have established an agreement to encourage mutual visits by academic staff. Support will be considered for post-doctoral fellows and academics of the University of Sydney who wish to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and help create a closer bond between the institutions.
Applications for support are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of Semitic Studies. It is expected that the visits will have a specific academic purpose and that their duration will not exceed 2 semesters. Shorter visits are also encouraged.
When an application is approved, the level of support will normally include a return economy airfare and some contribution to living expenses.
The closing dates for applications are the 30th of April and the 30th of September annually. Inquiries should be directed to the Research and Scholarships Office of the University of Sydney.
Tel/Fax: 9351 6558
Web site: www.szcuf.org.usyd.edu.au
Who is eligible? Jewish students enrolling as tourists in an overseas student programme at the Hebrew University. Students applying to this fund must have commenced undergraduate studies by the age of 26. The criterion for selection is academic merit.
How to apply: An application form, which is provided on request from the Friends of Hebrew University office, must be completed and C.V., references, statement of results and letter of intent attached.
Amount of grant: Grants awarded from the Lev Zion Scholarship Fund contribute towards tuition fees only, and are paid directly to the Hebrew University. For students studying a Masters Degree the amount allocated is US $5,000. Students studying a Bachelor Degree will be allocated $2,000. Smaller grants may be available for short courses.
The Ferdinand Joland Austin and Andreas Brummer Scholarship
The Ferdinand Joland Austin and Andreas Brummer Scholarship was established in 1979 by a bequest from the late Mrs Joland Brummer. The deadline for applications is March, annually.
Value: The value of each scholarship shall be determined by the committee appointed to consider applications for postgraduate awards, which shall take into account the annual income of the fund and ongoing expenditure as advised by the trustees. ($25 000 pa was available for award in 2003)
Tenure: The scholarship shall normally be tenable for one year, except that when held by a recipient enrolled in a degree or diploma program it may be renewed from year to year subject to satisfactory performance
Field of Study: The
purpose of the scholarship is to enable study or research in any scientific,
medical, technical or other non-humanities field at any advanced
tertiary institution in Israel.
Lady Davis Fellowships are available for visiting professors (teaching and/or research), for postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students (research only). Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous academic review process. Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant department at the Hebrew University and ensure that there is a scholar willing to sponsor the application. The fellowships provide a stipend and cover return airfares. For more information, please consult http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/infoHU.html
Candidates for these postdoctoral fellowships may apply no later than three years after the completion of their dissertation. Golda Meir Fellows are selected on the basis of demonstrated excellence in their studies and promise of distinction in their chosen fields of specialisation, as well as evidence that they will benefit from the opportunity to study in Israel. The Fellowships are tenable for a period of 9-12 months, and defray the cost of travel, tuition fees (if applicable) and reasonable living costs in Israel.
Applications due: 15 November annually. For more
information, please consult http://www.austfhu.org.au/golda-meir-fellowship.html.
Master of Public Health at the Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine
The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) was established in 1970 to fulfil the school’s mission to “improve the physical, mental and social welfare of the global community.” It is an intensive 12-month Masters program, with graduates from over 85 countries worldwide. Today, in the 21st century, the program’s goal is to educate and train the public health workforce to address the challenges of Health For All and the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, by equipping the public health workforce with the skills needed to narrow disparities between and among nations, communities and neighbourhoods. For more information, please download this document.
Supporters of the Australian Friends of Hebrew University wish to honour the memory of the late Ron Castan AM QC (click here and here), our former Federal President, once a governor of the Hebrew University, and a distinguished barrister and human rights advocate.
Ron was perhaps best known for his leading role in the Mabo native title case of 1992, which reversed the concept of Terra Nullius and secured land rights for many Aboriginal people. In a eulogy, Former Honorary High Court Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG said of Ron that he was the “leading advocate in the well of the Court for Aboriginal reconciliation through law.”
In his name, the Australian Friends of Hebrew University wish to offer an Indigenous student, who has already completed his/her Undergraduate studies, a generous scholarship to cover the full costs of the renowned International Master of Public Health program at the Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine, to commence in October 2012.
We invite anyone interested to contact Barry Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9389 2825. Alternatively, you might like to fill out this application and send it in to our office at: Suite 5.03, Level 5, 59-75 Grafton St, Bondi Junction 2022.