The 2015/16 Edgar Astaire Fellowship in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a short-term visiting fellowship in Jewish Studies. The fellowship is dedicated to research on Scottish Jewry and related subjects in any historical period. It is intended that the visiting fellow will make extensive use of documents available in the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and / or sources in Edinburgh repositories. For details of locally available archival collections please see

The visiting fellow will be based at the School of Divinity.

The visiting fellowship will be tenable for two months and must be taken up during one of the University’s teaching terms, or, if that is not possible, at a time agreed with the University. The visiting fellow is expected to deliver a research seminar at the University of Edinburgh, and one public lecture about their research in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Both events need to make explicit reference to the archival collections worked on during the tenure of the fellowship.

The visiting fellowship will award a stipend of £2000 to cover travel, accommodation and maintenance during the term of residence in Edinburgh. The successful recipient will have the status of ‘Visiting Fellow’ at the University of Edinburgh and will not have a contract of employment.

International applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet all criteria for Academic Visitors specified by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) at the time of the research visit. Current guidance is at:

Please send a letter of application outlining your research project, the proposed time of taking up this visiting fellowship, and an academic CV to

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2015, 5pm.

The successful applicants will be notified within four weeks of the closing date for applications.