Deadline: February 15, 2016


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Science, Ethics, and Democracy Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2016-17 post-doctoral fellowship program. The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the interplay between scientific and technological developments, politics, and ethics. The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines and fields, including humanities, cyber and computer sciences, social sciences, law, medicine, and bioethics.

Grant Amount: $28,000

Candidates must have a PhD from a recognized institution in Israel or abroad, and must have received their degree after February 15th, 2011. Candidates with permanent positions at universities or colleges are not eligible. Preference will be given to researchers whose PhD degree is not from Tel Aviv University. Additional funding for travel for non-Israelis fellows is available. The Research Fellows will be part of the Center’s research group and will take part in the Center’s activities. While in residence, the fellows are expected to dedicate their full time to research.

Applicants must submit:

  • Approval indicating eligibility for a doctoral degree, or certification of the submission date of their dissertation.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Preferably, at least one recommender should not come from the institution where the applicant was a doctorate student.
  • Summary of the dissertation and brief description of the research plan (both up to two pages).
  • CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).

Deadline for submission of all application materials: February 15, 2016

Application materials should be sent by mail to:

Selection process may also include a personal intervie.

Additional information about the Center, research fellows and activities can be found at:

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