Call for proposals in Jewish and Hebrew Studies:  The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce that it intends to sponsor Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships beginning in 2016. Projects must demonstrate a strong connection to the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections, which include extensive Judaica and Hebraica holdings ( and many other collections relevant to Jewish and Hebrew Studies. Potential applicants are invited to submit preliminary applications by Mon 11 January 2016. An internal panel will then decide which applications to put forward to the Leverhulme (by 10 March 2016). For further information, see