Louis Frieberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program 2018-2019, Israel

Publish Date: Feb 23, 2018

Deadline: Mar 22, 2018

Louis Frieberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program 2018-2019

Louis Frieberg

Born on December 4, 1917, in the town of Mielec, Poland, Lou was the oldest of four children. Lou’s father, Yitzhak, who was a construction contractor, emigrated to Israel where he died in 1965. His mother, Frima-Ida, was the backbone of the family and the most important and influential person in Lou’s life. Educated at the heder, he was raised in a conservative and strict environment, where he was expected to be a role model for his brothers, Elimelech, who emigrated to Israel, and then to Canada where he died in 1996; Shmuel, who was murdered in the great transport; and Bernard-Dov, who lives in Australia. Lou has always remembered his mother’s message that when he grew up he was “to be considerate and give back to the people – Man does not live by bread alone” (Deut. 8:3)

Lou first became involved with the Hebrew University in 1968 and immediately felt drawn to the institution. That feeling has grown into a life long attachment. Today he calls the Hebrew University, with much affection, “My baby.” He made his first trip to Israel in 1970 and visits at least once a year.
In 1989 Lou established the Louis Frieberg Chair in East Asian Studies and received an honorary fellowship. His ongoing interest in East Asia has led to the establishment today of the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, the actualization of a longtime goal.


The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2018-2019. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one term. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than October 2018.

The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,800, paid in Israeli NIS and linked to the representative rate of exchange. Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their hometown to Israel and back. The fellows are expected to teach one semester course at the Hebrew University (for additional payment, according to the Hebrew University regulations). The ability to teach a course in Hebrew is welcome but is not a prerequisite for attaining the fellowship. The fellows will also actively participate in the life and activities of the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies and will present their research at the seminar of the Department of Asian Studies, and possibly at other relevant forums. Any work outside the Hebrew University would be allowed only after specific approval by the Frieberg Center. 

To Apply

Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic copy- in one file- of their application to the address.

The application must include:

  • CV 2. Research plan (up to 5 pages)
  • A sample of applicant's publications (if relevant)
  • Two letters of recommendation

The applicant should indicate the names and positions of the recommenders, but the letters of recommendation should be sent by the recommenders directly to the email address. Please send materials to The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies.

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