Hebrew University of Jerusalem – University of Melbourne: Call for Joint PhD Projects

Critical Dates

01 June 2021

Call opens

22 July 2021

Applications due

End of August 2021

Results released



The Jerusalem-Melbourne Joint PhD (JMJPhD) program is open for project proposals from academic collaborators at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the University of Melbourne (UoM). Candidates participating in the joint program are enrolled at both institutions and their research work is performed under joint supervision, with one primary supervisor from each of the two institutions.

Pairs of UoM and HUJI Primary Investigators (PIs) are invited to apply to this call for proposed joint supervision of two joint PhD candidates per pair.

  • HUJI: All scholarships in this call will be funded jointly by the Hebrew University (50%) and the Supervisor (50%).
  • UoM: All scholarships in this call will be funded according to the conditions stipulated by the participating Faculty.

UoM and HUJI will support home-base candidate and supervisor travel at their respective Universities, as well as allocate funds for expenses in hosting workshops for collaborative activities and for program coordination.

It is up to the partners involved in the individual projects to cover consumable costs.


The 2021 call for joint PhD projects is open to applications across all research areas.

This call for project proposals is open to academics employed by UoM and HUJI. The two PIs must have capacity to be the primary supervisor for two jointly enrolled PhD candidates, one who will have UoM as their home institution, and the second who will have HUJI as their home institution.

Criteria for UoM academics

UoM academics must be registered to supervise as per the Supervisor Eligibility and Registration Policy. Primary supervisors should be employed at UoM beyond the envisaged submission date of their PhD candidates (2025). If their employment contract does not extend beyond the candidates’ submission date, then alternative arrangements must be in place, by either having:

  1. A named co-supervisor employed at UoM beyond the envisaged submission date of their PhD candidates (2025); or
  2. A letter of support from the respective Head of Department/Head of School detailing the arrangements in place to ensure continuity of supervision.

For more information, please consult the information for supervisors section on the Graduate Research Hub.

Honorary employees whose primary academic affiliation is with UoM are eligible to lead an application as a PI if they are a registered Principal Supervisor at UoM, and either:

  1. Their primary employer has entered into a written agreement for this call to fund the Melbourne cash component of the collaborative activity; or
  2. They participate at their own expense if they are otherwise unaffiliated (for example, they hold an emeritus position).

Criteria for HUJI academics

HUJI academics must be eligible to supervise PhD candidates as per the relevant HUJI regulations for research students.

Additional notes for all applicants

Previous UoM and HUJI recipients may not currently reapply to the scheme but may participate as a co-investigator.

Additional colleagues (including other partners in Australia, Israel or internationally) are not eligible to apply as PIs or primary supervisors, although they can participate in co-supervision of the PhD candidates as part of a joint application by UoM PIs.

Adherence to respective equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies are a core feature of this program to ensure that all participants can do their best work, thrive and succeed. Applicant teams should consider how they can take meaningful steps in their future collaborations to foster an environment that values, supports and respects a diverse range of views, knowledge and experiences. Applicants should consider EDI as it applies to gender, Indigenous peoples, disabilities, career stages and sectors.

Applications that do not satisfy these criteria will not be eligible.

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines

    Please review the guidelines before preparing a proposal.

  2. Submit the application to HUJI

    Please fill out the UoM-HUJI 2021 application cover sheet and attach to a single, jointly prepared proposal (3 pages maximum, excluding the cover sheet). The proposal must be submitted in English in PDF form to to Keri Rosenbluh (keriro@savion.huji.ac.il) by 22 July 2021.

    All applicants must ensure that relevant Head of Department/School approval is attached, as well as Associate Dean (Graduate Research) approval for UoM projects.


HUJI submission and contact details

Keri Rosenbluh
International Programs
International Office
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  

UoM applicants, please direct any additional questions to:

Emma Randles
International Research Project officer
Chancellery, Research and Enterprise
The University of Melbourne