Call for Enrollment of Doctoral Students: The Asian Sphere: Trans-Cultural Flows Program

2 מרץ, 2021

The Asian Sphere offers a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates at the PhD level to
enroll in an international multidisciplinary inter-university graduate program focusing on the
Asian continent.

The Asian Sphere is a joint Israeli program of the Hebrew University and the University of
Haifa funded by the Humanities Fund of the Council for Higher Education in Israel and Yad
Hanadiv. It is a structured graduate program of excellence that focuses on various aspects of
the entire Asian continent as a continuous civilizational zone. It addresses cross-regional
contacts and processes among Asian societies, cultures and states, as well as between Asia
and other continents throughout history until present time. The program’s courses are taught
in English.

Apart from a dynamic and exceptional environment of learning and research, the program
offers scholarships for outstanding graduate students. The scholarships for PhD students are
of the amount of 60,000 NIS per year for three years.

The Asian Sphere accepts students from different disciplines in the humanities and social
sciences, including Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology,
Geography Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, History, Art History,
Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Media Studies,
Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies,. Research topics are open and can deal with past
or current societies. The core of the Asian Sphere teaching activity revolves around advanced
seminars on trans-regional, trans-continental and trans-cultural themes, mostly taught by two
or more internationally renowned scholars. In addition, students who are accepted to the
program will participate in a yearly academic retreat, research trips in Israel and abroad,
academic conferences and other activities.

For further information see the full application file or visit our website