Research Grants & Scholarships
An essential role of the Center is to support the integration of scholars and young professionals in their academic research endeavours. The Minerva Dual-Year Conference, which is a joint venture of both the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem branches, is dedicated to building, networking and supporting the younger community of researchers.
In addition, we at Tel Aviv, integrate Ph.D. students of the faculty in all activities, as speakers, writers and as organizing parties. Prominent academic visitors are invited to host special workshops for the students, acquainting them with a variety of disciplines and the most recent works in the chosen field.
The Center designates funds for various research initiatives pertaining to our primary research areas. Each year, four to six grants (of up to $15,000 each) are awarded to exceptional Israeli student researchers and scientists working in the field of human rights.
The Center also offers annual scholarships of up to $2,000 per each academic year. These are designated for doctorial students in the Law Faculty who are fully-engaged in research and/or teaching.
De Facto - De Jure: Bridging Academia and Practice
"De Jure, De Facto" is a unique fellowship program aimed at bridging academia and civil society, by initiating policy studies based on academic research. As part of the program, the Center initiates and funds every year one or two research projects, led by students and supervised by a faculty member. The research combines the collection of empirical data and a theoretical analysis in an attempt to enrich the public debate and equip central players in civil society and in the government with the necessary tools to promote human rights. The project involves an expert workshop that forms the basis for a draft version of the policy paper, a working paper which analyzes the topic and offers policy recommendations, and the distribution of the final draft of the working paper to the relevant policy makers and to the media.
For more information on our research grants, scholarships and fellowships, please contact Marie Madvil, Administrative Coordinator of Tel Aviv University's Minerva Center for Human Rights.