Scholarships & Grants


All scholars who are accepted to the programs of the MSAS are awarded fellowships:

Students in the MA Honors Program receive “Mandel Fellowships”

Most of the fellows in the PhD Honors Program receive four-year HUJI “President’s Scholarships.”  In addition, numerous fellows are lucky enough to receive fellowships offered by several outside foundations, especially: Azrieli Fellowships, Ariane de Rothschild Women’s Doctoral Fellowships, Rotenstreich Fellowships. Doctoral students who are members of Mandel Scholion Center research groups receive three-year fellowships there and are eligible to remain in the PhD Honors Program during a fourth year.

Postdoctoral fellows in the Martin Buber Society of Fellows and the Mandel Scholion Center receive three-year fellowships.

In addition to the fellowships, grants are offered for a variety of purposes, including short-term or long-term traveling abroad for research or participation in conferences and funds for special scholarly initiatives


Azrieli Foundation Scholarships

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 Travel


The Mandel School offers grants for short-term (up to one month) or long-term (one semester to one year) travel. Both Mandel Honors PhD students and PhD students unaffiliated with Mandel may apply for short-term grants. Long-term grants are only available to Mandel PhD students.

Eligible PhD students may apply for a grant to fund research-related endeavors such as: studying original materials, conducting research in overseas archives and libraries, and participating in foreign-language studies, courses and research workshops abroad. Travel grants are not available for participation in conferences; such requests may be made to the Authority for Research Students.

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



Issawiya Scholarships


 The Mandel School announces tuition scholarships for students from Issawiya who will study at the Hebrew University in the academic year 2021/22

Scholarships include full tuition and are given to students based on academic excellence and socio-economic status.

Application forms must be written in Arabic and Hebrew and should include:
1. Application form
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Confirmation of registration for the Hebrew University
4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher in High School or University

Deadline for submitting applications: July 28, 2021

In order to apply, please click here


Mandel Scholarship for Outstanding MA Students


Hebrew University's Faculty of the Humanities and the Mandel School offer two-year stipends for outstanding students who wish to complete a graduate degree in the Humanities at the University. Students accepted to the program receive a monthly stipend, full tuition, and a private workspace in the Mandel Building. The stipend allows students to dedicate sufficient time and energy to their studies and complete a graduate degree within two years.

The central prerequisite for application is a B.A. degree in the humanities with a final GPA of at least 94. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may apply, and state under the “Comments” section in the application form a request for special consideration and the reason for such.

In order to receive the stipend, applicants must complete all requirements of their undergraduate degree by September 30th of the given year and receive a GPA of at least 94 by the third week of the new academic year. The stipend for the second year of the M.A. will be given under the condition that the student achieves a GPA of no less than 94 and is expected to complete his or her graduate degree within the second year.

Every year, a notice will be sent out at the beginning of the spring semester announcing the application duedate.



Mosse Stipends


The Mosse Stipend is a multi-year scholarship named after George L. Mosse for outstanding doctoral students in the history departments of the 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 Scholarship


The PBC (The Planning and Budgeting Committee) offers scholarships in memory of Professor Natan Rotenstreich z"l to outstanding doctoral candidates in the humanities.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to doctoral candidates throughout Israel, and are contingent upon the University's approval of the budget.

Each scholarship amounts to 80,000 NIS per year, awarded to doctoral candidates for the duration of three years (with the option to extend for a fourth year in special cases) or until receiving the doctoral thesis is approved, whichever is earlier. The PBC and the Hebrew University jointly finance the scholarships.

Applications are reviewed by the Faculty of Humanities committee, led by the dean. To be considered, applicants must have had their doctoral plan approved of no earlier than a year prior to the application date and no later than two years before the application date. In special cases where the duration of time passed exceeds by two months, applications will be considered on an individual basis.

The doctoral candidates chosen to receive the Rotenstreich scholarship will join the PhD Honors Program of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities. The Mandel School encompasses the MA Honors Program, The Mandel Scholion Center, and the Buber Fellows. All these units reside in the Mandel Building, whose goal is to serve as an intellectual, interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars.

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.