Under the directorship and guidance of Dr. Charles Asher Small, (D.Phil. Oxon), the Research Fellowship Programme offers a unique opportunity to study and develop methods to map, decode, and combat contemporary antisemitism. With the support of a distinguished group of international scholars and policymakers, this programme invites research fellows to be based at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge for a duration of up to two academic years. Fellows may also qualify for membership at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University. 

The Research Fellowship Training Programme in Critical Contemporary Antisemitism Studies aims to foster an innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism and help to develop a school of thought for critical contemporary antisemitism studies.  The Research Fellows will be expected to engage in ‘strategic research’ projects supervised by Dr. Charles Asher Small.  Research  Fellows will be expected to develop and coordinate programming initiatives, such as academic seminar series and international conferences in which they will present their work to colleagues. 

Applicants should hold a doctorate in a related discipline and demonstrate substantial research experience, a publications record, and insights into contemporary antisemitism, discrimination, and human rights. As part of the application process, candidates are required to submit a letter of application that includes a research proposal outlining their intended activities and a research fellowship. The proposal should include an interdisciplinary framework with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, that will foster impactful insights into the examination of contemporary antisemitism, discrimination, and human rights in an age of globalisation. The relevance of the research topic will carry significant weight in the selection process.  In addition, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and a sample of written work.

Candidates will be selected by the ISGAP Academic Committee, chaired by Dr. Charles Asher Small. Successful candidates will be required to reside in Cambridge during the academic terms and will receive a stipend of £27,526 – £35,553 per annum, depending on qualifications. The deadline to apply is 7 August 2023.

For more information, please email Elshaday Abraham at [email protected]