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The Jewish Museum Berlin numbers among the foremost European museums since its opening in 2001.

The museum’s exhibitions, collections, events and educational programs mark it as the major institution for the presentation of and reflection on the history and culture of Jews in Germany. The Academy of the museum was founded in 2012 and is dedicated to current social and political issues.

The primary thematic focus of the Academy’s program is devoted to “Migration and Diversity” and a “Jewish-Islamic Forum.”

The Jewish Museum Berlin – a foundation regulated by public law – is accepting applications for a W. Michael Blumenthal Postdoc (m/f) from October 1, 2016

The postdoctoral fellowship program is aimed at candidates who will have completed their doctorate or an equivalent academic qualification by the time the scholarship begins and who are planning further academic research.

The candidate’s subject area should fall within the framework of the “Jewish-Islamic Forum”, which includes the history of Jews in the Arab-Muslim world, Sephardic history and culture, debates and dialogs on the historical and current situation in the Middle East and on current relations between Jews and Muslims both within and outside Israel, as well as questions addressing comparative religion from a Jewish perspective.

The scholarship will initially be granted for the period of one year, with the possibility of a maximal extension for one further year. The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the “Richtlinie für die Vergabe von Stipendien für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler durch die Stiftung Jüdisches
Museum Berlin” (Directive for the granting of academic scholarships by the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation) from February 19, 2016.

The scholarship holder will receive a basic monthly stipend of 1900 Euros plus a research expense allowance of 300 Euros per month. The directive stipulates that supplements for family and children shall be provided where appropriate. A legal claim to the scholarship only exists when the Foundation and the scholarship recipient have entered into a contractual agreement.

Scholarships may not be granted to applicants who are receiving or have received public funds or are sponsored by institutions subsidized by public funds for the same purpose.



  • Doctorate with a minimum overall evaluation of magna cum laude or an equivalent academic
    qualification with a similar evaluation, completed by the beginning of the scholarship period
    and dating back no more than two years
    · Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining the motivation for the project and how this
    proposed project can offer an important contribution to the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy
    of the Jewish Museum Berlin
    · Synopsis (maximum 5 pages) of the proposed research project with a corresponding time
    · Supporting documents (doctoral certificate, college degree, references where applicable,
    résumé, and a list of academic publications etc.)

The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation ensures the equality of women and men in accordance with the
German Equal Opportunities Act.

Disabled applicants will be given preferential treatment if qualifications and personal suitability are

Applications and along with all required additional documents, must be sent by post or in electronic
form by July 31, 2016 (date of the postal stamp for applications sent by post) to:

Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation
Mr. Jakim Amstelveen
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Please note that all submitted application documents will not be returned. We thus request that only
reproductions be sent, without an application folder. The documents will be kept for two months
following the end of the application procedure and thereafter destroyed.
For further information on the application procedure, please contact Mr. Jakim Amstelveen at +49-
(0)30- 25993 521 or by email at

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