Call for applications: Masters/Doctoral/Postdoctoral fellowships -- Water Law in Mandate Palestine -- Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law

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This call is for a one-year or semester-long fellowship for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow wishing to work on the history of water law in Israel/Palestine or a related topic (such as the history of water law in a related jurisdiction, the history of related areas of law in Israel/Palestine, legal transfers in the British Empire, etc.). The fellowship is part of the Israel Science Foundation-funded research project headed by Dr. David Schorr: "Private and Public Water Rights in Mandate Palestine and Early Israel". TAU Law and its Berg Institute for Law and History are vibrant and collegial centers of legal history where candidates can expect interactions with a variety of interesting scholars in the field, and access to a wide range of historical and legal databases is available.

Eligible candidates will be one of the following:

  • recent recipients of a doctoral degree (not from TAU) wishing to conduct post-doctoral research at TAU Law;
  • a candidate for a research degree in another university, or in another faculty of TAU, wishing to spend a period as a visiting researcher at TAU Law;
  • an applicant for an LLM or PhD degree TAU Law's Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies (candidates must apply separately to the Meitar Center for admission, and receipt of the fellowship will be contingent on acceptance to a degree program);
  • a student currently studying for one of the above degrees.

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of between approximately ILS 4,500 (for masters students) and 11,000 a month, in accordance with university rules and subject to available matching funds. TAU students will also receive a tuition waiver, and some funding for travel to conferences or for research. The fellow may re-apply for funding in subsequent years, university rules permitting.

The fellow will be expected to participate in weekly workshops and seminars at TAU, and in general work at TAU.

Interested individuals should send the following documents (in English or Hebrew) to berg@post.tau.ac.il by 15 Feb 2018:

  • cover letter describing research agenda and its relevance to Dr. Schorr's research project
  • c.v.
  • transcript of grades from last degree
  • 2 letters of recommendation sent directly to berg@post.tau.ac.il
  • writing sample

Notification of the fellowship award will be made quickly.

Please address any inquiries to berg@post.tau.ac.il.