Every year the Mandel Scholars program appoints two postdoctoral fellows in the Humanities. The fellowships are granted to researchers from Israel and abroad who have recently received their doctorates, who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and conducted distinctive and extraordinary research, and whose research interests and expertise can enrich academic and cultural discourse.
Each year the call for applicants is published toward the beginning of the academic year. Applicants are then sifted in a careful selection process. Successful candidates from Israel and abroad are invited to lecture at the center's main annual event - the Scholion Lectures Marathon. The two deemed most outstanding are awarded the fellowships and come to Scholion for three years. At Scholion they are provided with conditions conducive to research at the highest level, and a munificent grant which allows them to devote the majority of their time to research. Alongside their research, Mandel Fellows also teach one course per year at the Hebrew University.
Application for 2016-2019 Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships starts on on September 1, 2015.
This year's Lectures Marathon will take place on Decmber 31, 2015.