Stipends & Grants

The participation in each of the four programs of Mandel School entails eligibility for a stipend. Each program has its own stipends, and some of the stipends have unique requirements. The participants of each of the programs must meet the requirements of the stipend granted as well as those of the program to which they belong

Graduate studentsMandel Stipends

Doctoral students - President’s stipends, Rotenstreich stipends, Mandel–Scholion stipends, Mosse stipends, Azrieli Fund stipendsThe Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program

Postdoctoral students - Mandel–Scholion stipendsMartin Buber Society of Fellows stipends

In addition to the stipends, grants are offered for a variety of purposes, including short-term or long-term traveling abroad, and various scholarly or social initiatives.

Azrieli Fund Stipends

The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. This competitive and prestigious program provides generous financial support to the best and brightest graduate students, from Israel and abroad, who will use their training to become leaders in their respective fields.
Our goal is to create a cadre of leading professionals and academics who will increase the pool of technological and scholarly human resources in Israel.
This network of leading professionals and academics will raise Israel's profile internationally and maintain strong links between Israel and the rest of the world.
The program is funded by The Azrieli Foundation.

Grants for Research or Social Initiative

The Mandel School encourages initiative and academic leadership, encouraging research-oriented cooperation between honors dotctoral students in the Faculty of Humanities. For this purpose, grants are offered to support academic activity outside the regular curriculum, such as

  • Organization of conferences and workshops
  • Cross-university cooperation in Israel
  • International cooperation with students and researchers from abroad
  • Forming multidisciplinary groups
  • Educational, communal activity

Students are invited to cooperate with institutes and scholars within the faculty and outside it, as well as with cultural organizations, raising money or other resources. The activity must be held within the Mandel building.

An invitation to tender is released in the beginning of each academic year.

Grants for Short-Term and Long-Term Travels

The Mandel School offers travel funds for short-term (up to one month) or long-term (one semester to one year) traveling.

Short-term are offered for honors doctoral students including students who are not students of the Mandel School. Long-term grants are offered to Mandel School students alone. All grants are intended only for students who have advanced to Stage II of their degree.

The grants are intended for wide range of purposes, such as: examination of raw materials, work in archives and libraries, foreign-language studies and participation in courses and research workshops abroad. They are not intended for funding participation in conferences; requests those must be referred to the “Authority for Research Students”.

An invitation to tender for long-term travelling is released in the beginning of each academic year, and for short-term travelling in the beginning of each semester.

Mandel Stipend for Graduate Students

The faculty of humanities and the Jack, Joseph and Moton Mandel school Advanced Studies in the Humanities, offer two-year stipends for honors students who wish to study for a graduate degree in the humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Students who are granted will receive a monthly stipend and full tuition. The stipend is intended to allow students to dedicate their time for studies, completing their degree within two years.

A prerequisite for application is an undergraduate degree with a final grade of 94 or students completing their degree in the current year. Applicants who do not meet the requirements may apply, and state under the “Comments” section in the application form their reasons for the special requirement.

In order to execute the stipend, approved applicants must complete all requirements for their undergraduate degree by September 30th of that year, receive a grade of no less than 94 by the third week of the new academic year. The stipend for the second year will be given under the condition that they have an average grade of no less than 94 and are expected to complete their graduate degree in their second year.

Every year, a notice will be sent out at the beginning of the spring semester announcing the final date for application


Application for the year 2018-19 can be submmitted no later then April 16, 2018, by the following link:

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Mosse Stipends

A multi-year scholarship named after George L. Mosse for excelling doctoral students in the history departments of Hebrew University.

The lauded historian George L. Mosse was a professor in Hebrew University and in the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He bequeathed a generous fund for the promotion of history studies in the universities where he taught.

For many years the fund offered combined stipends for a duration of two years, including travel expenses for Wisconsin, as well as studies in Israel. Since 2014\2015 academic year, Mosse Foundation grants extended stipends of four years for honors doctoral students

Eligibility for the stipend can extend at most for four years (three years for those enrolling during Stage II of their Doctoral degree). The stipend’s value is NIS 60,000 in Israel as well as full tuition coverage and an annual research grant. For the year in the University of Wisconsin, the stipend’s value is $22,000, as well as travel expenses, an annual research grant of $5,000 and assistance with travel costs and insurance costs for accompanying family members. In general, the year in Wisconsin will be either the first year or the second year of the stipend.

The stipends are intended for students of the historical departments at Hebrew University, with a preference for students of general history.

The following students are entitled to apply for the stipend:

Graduate students who are in the last year of their degree, students with a graduate degree in the academic track, or students who are in the first stages of their doctoral studies (even after the approval of the dissertation proposal), no later than two years after registration for the degree. The student’s mentor must be a staff member of one of the history departments at Hebrew University. Students receiving the Mosse stipend may not receive any other stipend from Hebrew University.

Students receiving the stipend commit to the following:

  1. Students receiving the stipend will not work at any paid work for a duration exceeding 11 weekly hours (under rare circumstances, the dean may approve employment of up to 22 weekly hours).
  2. The expectation is that students receiving the stipend will advance from Stage I to Stage II of their doctoral degree within a year, and complete their dissertation within three years of advancing to Stage II.
  3. Students receiving the stipend will be members of Hebrew University for the entire duration of their degree.
  4. The students’ chief academic activity will be within the university. Stipend receivers are the top students in the field, and they are expected to show initiative, as well as participate in seminars, study sessions and workshops within the university campus, so that their activity will serve as inspiration for others in forming a studious academic community.

Students receiving the stipend commit to one year of studies in the University of Wisconsin. They usually do so during the second year of the stipend’s duration. During their year in Wisconsin, they will participate in courses at an extent of at least 6 credits (one course may be personal guidance, usually during spring semester). Each student will be assigned a mentor from the staff of the University of Wisconsin. 

President's Stipends

The program of the President’s stipends for honors doctoral students in the Faculty of Humanities at Hebrew University of Jerusalem is intended to allow stipend receivers to spend most of their time and effort studying and researching. The program is an integral part of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

During the winter semester of each academic year, a notice will be released with information for future applicants.

Application is open for any students who will be enrolled as doctoral students in the following year. Applicants may be graduate students completing their thesis that year, students holding a graduate degree in the academic track, or students who are in the early stages of their doctoral studies (even after approval of their proposal), but no later than two years from enrolment.

Execution of the stipend entails registration for a doctoral degree no later than July of that year.

Students of a graduate degree in the academic track applying for the stipend will enrol as conditional students for the following academic year, complete all academic requirements by September 30th and present an approval for their degree no later than December 31st.

Students may apply for a President’s stipend twice only.

Students will be entitled for a stipend for a duration of no more than four years (three if applying during Stage II of their doctoral degree). The stipend’s worth will be within the range of NIS 55,000 and NIS 60,000 a year. In addition, students will be exempt from tuition.

Students wishing to spend time abroad for purpose of their studies for the duration of a semester or a year may apply for a travel grant in addition to the President’s stipend. They may also request financing for various academic initiatives.

Students receiving the stipend commit to the following requirements:

  1. Students receiving the stipend will not work at any paid work for a duration exceeding 11 weekly hours, (under rare circumstances, the Vice Rector may approve employment of up to 22 weekly hours.
  2. Students receiving the stipend must be present for at least two days a week in the workspace dedicated to them.
  3. The students’ chief academic activity will be within the university.
  4. Students will participate in the various academic and social activities of the program.
  5. Continuation of the stipend from year to year is not automatic. The Stipend Committee will examine students’ eligibility every year, and is entitled to cancel the stipend for the following year if it reckons that the student does not meet the stipend’s requirements. A condition for receiving the stipend during the second year is passing from Stage I to Stage II of the doctorate (i.e., approval of the proposal).
  6. Should the need to travel for extended periods of time (a semester or longer), students must provide a detailed request to the Stipend Committee. The Committee will consider the request and pass its recommendation to the Vice Rector’s final decision. The stipend of a student travelling without approval will be revoked. 

Rotenstreich Stipends

The Rotenstreich stipend program of the CHEI (Council for Higher Education of Isael) is aimed at honors doctoral students in the humanities. The purpose of the program is to train teaching and research staff that will advance and enrich research in Israel. The program allows students to allocate the most of their time to studies, thus maximizing their academic and research capabilities and providing the necessary conditions for completing their dissertation within three years (or in rare cases four years).

The following students are eligible for applying to the stipend: students holding a graduate degree who have applied for a doctoral degree within two years of receiving approval of their graduate degree, if and only the program was approved; students who are in a direct route for a doctoral degree, whose program was approved.

Students receiving the stipend commit to the following requirements:

  1. Competing their research within the stipend’s three years, or at most within four years from receiving the stipend.
  2. Not to be employed. Under written approval from the mentor, the student may be employed as a TA within the university at an extent of no more than two weekly hours and for a period of no more than two years. Any other employment related to the student’s research field (e.g., archeological excavations) will be limited to 11 weekly hours for a period of no more than two years.
  3. Any suspension of research for a continuous duration of more than six months requires the university’s approval. The university will not approve suspension of research for more than a year.
  4. If there is a special academic need requiring traveling abroad during the student’s doctoral studies, they must apply to a CHEI committee for approval.

The Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program

In Israel, women in academia are often forced to give up their studies in order to invest time in raising children and the livelihood of their families. Therefore, it is frequently impossible for women who excel at their studies to realize their maximum potential by focusing on studies or research.

In order to promote women in Israeli academia, the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation allows women, including mothers, studying for doctorate degrees, to invest time in studies and qualify for integration in academic institutions while raising their children and providing for their families.

The "Baroness Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program", launched in 2009, offers four full scholarships annually to doctorate students at the Hebrew University, who excel in their fields and require financial support. This unique program, first implemented in 2009 by the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation in collaboration with the Hebrew University, is part of the Baroness Ariane de Rothschild's activity to promote gender equality around the world.

The Baroness Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program aspires to promote gender equality in Israeli society and academia by supporting highly motivated and talented women of various backgrounds and different fields. The scholarship includes tuition and living expenses to a total amount of NIS 60,000 per academic year for four years, as well as a one-time grant for participation in an international scientific convention or congress. The scholarships are awarded annually to four excelling female students who represent the diversity of populations in Israeli society and constitute role models for young women and girls in their communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee chaired by the University rector in consultation and with the approval of the Baroness. Recipients are required, throughout the course of their studies, to engage in meaningful and educational activity in their communities.