HERILAND is a pan-European research and training network on cultural heritage in relation to Spatial Planning and Design. Our research positions heritage in the frame of five transformation processes which we identify as key challenges to the heritage management of the 21st century: The Spatial Turn, Democratisation, Digital Transformations, Shifting Demographies and Contested Identities, and Changing Environments. Using this framework, 15 PhD students, Early Stage Researchers (ESR) will be provided with advanced training combining theoretical and instrumental knowledge in a series of research seminars, living labs and secondments with our public and private partners. By doing this, HERILAND will establish a new pan-European, transnational, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training standard. HERILANDs aim is the empowerment of a new generation of academics, policy makers, practitioners, professionals and entrepreneurs which will regenerate European heritage and landscape, foster social inclusiveness, and create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future landscapes. The 15 research and training projects will take place in Italy, Israel, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands and open to prospective candidates world-wide – application deadline 1 April 2019.
The Bezalel Academy, in Jerusalem is offering two exciting positions where two PhD students will take up residence at the Urban Design Graduate Program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and will be fully funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813883.The two fields of research will be

Datascape Methods for Heritage Planning Professionals (ESR-9) and Adaptation of Urban Heritage in Multicultural Society (ESR10) together with potential secondments in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Acre.

1          ‘Digital Transformations’
ESR 9 Datascape methods for heritage planning professionals. Host: BEZAL (IL)

This ESR will be seconded to the White City Centre in Tel Aviv, a World Heritage city of the Modern Movement currently a UNESCO creative city of global significance. More on Smart City Tel Aviv, Smart City @ Municipality of Tel Aviv- Yafo, 'Non-Stop City'.

2          ‘Shifting Demographies and Contested Identities’
ESR 10 Adaptation of urban heritage in multicultural society. Host: BEZAL (IL)
This ESR will be seconded to the Municipality of Acre, a World Heritage city with layered Crusader and Ottoman heritage and a mixed community of Jews and Arabs.
More on Old City of Acre @ UNESCO




Would you like to become part of a new generation of cultural heritage professionals and academics?
Would you like to be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of cultural heritage?
Then, the HERILAND partners would like to hear from you.
Apply for the position of PhD in one of our 15 research and training projects in Italy, Israel, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands.

More details at: www.heriland.eu , here and via email: heriland@bezalel.ac.il.

Apply now

Application for ESR-9 and ESR-10



1.    Application Letter of Interest

2.    CV

3.    Masters diploma(s), officially translated in English

4.    Sample publication, relevant to this topic

5.    Proof of residency outside Israel, during 24 months, in the last 36 months

6.    Any other relevant documentation


After filling out the application Form Please submit your supporting application documents in PDF to heriland@bezalel.ac.il


Application form :


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*    NOTE: Applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g. work, research or studies) in Israel for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.
**   NOTE: Additional family allowance will be provided according to the EU Marie-Curie conditions
*** NOTE: Applicants shall at the date of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.