World ORT and the University of Southampton are pleased to announce a PhD fellowship of £10,000 per annum for a student applying to study Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton beginning in October 2018.

Students may work on any area or period of Jewish history or culture, and be registered in any department where they can be supervised by a member of the Parkes Institute.

The fellowship will be granted for one year in the first instance, but requests for full 3-year funding will be considered sympathetically. Renewal will be subject to annual review.

While pursuing their degrees, fellows will devote 1 day per week to work on the ORT Music and the Holocaust website, a leading and widely-used educational resource that was featured at the United Nations in 2014. Fellows are expected to write short entries (c.1000 words) for the website, plan and deliver outreach events, and engage in social media. No prior knowledge or musical expertise is required.

Alongside an application to the University of Southampton for their chosen course of study, applicants should submit a short CV and 300-word statement to s.gilbert(at)soton.ac.uk by Friday 9 February 2018. The statement should briefly outline your research interests and your interest in working on the website.

World ORT is a non-profit organisation with past and present activities in more than 100 countries spanning 135 years. ORT educates people, trains people, and builds economic self-sufficiency for communities. World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), benefitting 300,000 people each year.

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research universities. It is one of 24 universities in the Russell Group, committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (December 2014), the University’s History Department was ranked 3rd in the country.