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Grants and scholarships

The Qumran Institute offers two seperate scholarships in the fields of Early Judaism, Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dirk Smilde Scholarship

A scholarship for excellent PhD students/candidates and postdocs in Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, and related fields. The scholarship will coincide with the residence of the Dirk Smilde Fellow.


  • € 1,000 per month
  • duration of 3 months each, to be in residence October through December
  • application deadline: 11 February
  • Enquiries should be addressed to dr. Arjen Bakker: a.f.bakker

To apply, please submit the following materials no later than 11 February:

  1. A letter of interest, also mentioning the duration of the stay in Groningen
  2. A brief CV
  3. A description of the proposed research project
  4. Max. 2 published or unpublished work related to the project
  5. Two references

Please email your application materials by 11 February to Ayhan Aksu: a.w.aksu

Florentino Garcia Martinez Research Master Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jan Overmeer. The scholarship is specifically for Research Master’s students in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls.


  • € 1,000
  • for excellent Dutch and international students (both EU and Non-EU), wishing to specialize in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls
  • deadline non-EU/EEA students: 1 March
  • deadline EU/EEA students: 15 May
  • you can apply for the scholarship only after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for the Research Master's Programme or after you have enrolled in the Research Master's programme.
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