University of Sussex Morris and Bessie Emanuel PhD Scholarship

The University of Sussex is pleased to offer funding for a three-year ‘Morris and Bessie Emanuel’ PhD. This is for an outstanding doctoral candidate wishing to pursue a research project in the field of Jewish studies. Highly motivated current and prospective graduates with an outstanding academic record and a strong interest in the relevant topics are encouraged to apply.

The University of Sussex is a public research university located in Falmer, Sussex, England. The Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex is one of the few research institutions devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the history and culture of Jews in German-speaking lands since the Enlightenment. Building on the Centre’s success over the past 25 years, we are in the process of developing an exciting new institute, which will expand our focus significantly. The vision of the Sussex Weidenfeld Institute is to become a leading intellectual hub for the interdisciplinary study and public discussion of the Jewish experience and how it relates to the key challenges of our time.

The successful PhD candidate will be joining a vibrant PhD community at the Institute and the School of History, Art History and Philosophy. The Institute’s graduate students are expected to participate in the research activities of the institute including lectures, international conferences and other events.

Morris and Bessie Emanuel PhD Scholarship

Host Institution: The University of Sussex

Eligible Group: UK/EU or international

Degree Type: PhD Program

Eligible Fields of Study: Jewish studies (Modern Jewish History and Culture)

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship covers UK/EU or international fees and provides a stipend that matches that provided for UK doctoral students by the UK Research Council.


  • The recipient of this scholarship will be enrolled in the doctoral programme in the School of History, Art History and Philosophy at the University of Sussex.
  • Must pursue a research project in the field of Jewish studies.

Documents Required

  • With your application please include:
  • Research proposal (2500 words)
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose (500 words)
  • Copy of MA diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation

 How to apply

All applications should be submitted through the Sussex University postgraduate website. Please indicate on your application that you wish to be considered for the ‘The Morris and Bessie Emanuel PhD scholarship.

Applicants must apply online for a PhD at Sussex.


Deadline: 15 September 2020

Contact us

For an informal discussion to find out more about the scholarships, please contact Gideon Reuveni via email at

Questions regarding the submission or status of your application can be directed to


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