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Dirk Smilde Scholarship 2020

In addition to the Dirk Smilde Fellowship, the Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (University of Groningen) is delighted to present the Dirk Smilde Scholarship for excellent PhD students and postdocs in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls.

The scholarship amounts to € 1,000 a month. Regarding the duration of the scholarship, we offer a range between a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. This should start January 2020 at the earliest and end July 2020 at the latest.

Simultaneously, the 2020 Dirk Smilde Fellow will also reside at the Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies for much of the period from January to June 2020.

Awards are made on academic merit, evaluated by an academic committee.

Call for Applications

To apply, please submit the following materials no later than 15 June, 2019:

1. A letter of interest and the duration of the stay in Groningen
2. A complete CV
3. A description of the proposed research project
4. Published or unpublished work related to the project
5. Any other materials that you believe would be helpful in helping the selection committee evaluate your scholarship application
6. Two letters of recommendation

The Qumran Institute welcomes applications for the Dirk Smilde Scholarship. The deadline for submission is 15 June 2019. Applications for the scholarship should be submitted to the secretary of the Qumran Institute, Ms. Willeke van de Pol: w.c.van.de.pol@rug.nl

Further enquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Qumran Institute, Prof. Dr. Mladen Popović: m.popovic@rug.nl


Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship, established by Jan Overmeer

The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (University of Groningen) is delighted to present the Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship for excellent students. The scholarship is specifically for students in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls.

The scholarship is € 1,000 and is meant to cover some of the expenses connected with the two-year Research Master programme at the Faculty’s Graduate School.
Awards are made on academic merit, evaluated by an academic committee. Outstanding students who wish to apply must submit:

  • a letter of motivation for enrolling in the Research Master specifically for the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism or Dead Sea Scrolls
  • the list of marks for their BA
  • a writing sample (essay, thesis) from their BA
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a plan for how to spend the scholarship (e.g. tuition assistance, books, conference visit, etc.)

The Qumran Institute welcomes applications for the Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship.
The deadline for submission for non-EU/EEA students is 1 March and the deadline for EU/EEA students is 15 May.

Application procedure

Applications for the scholarship should be submitted to the secretary of the Qumran Institute, Ms. Willeke van de Pol: w.c.van.de.pol@rug.nl. Further enquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Qumran Institute, Prof. Dr. Mladen Popović: m.popovic@rug.nl.

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