Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships | Fulbright
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award 8 grants to American post-doctoral scholars who are about to begin a program of research at Israeli institutions of higher education which will commence during the 2017/2018 academic year. The total length of the proposed program of work in Israel must be at least two academic years (20 months net in Israel).
The Fulbright award totals $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Fulbright funding supplements basic post-doctoral stipends provided by Israeli host institutions.
This program is open to post-doctoral researchers in all academic disciplines.
USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and Israel.
The Foundation gives preference to applicants who have not had significant prior professional experience in Israel.
Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful but not required, except as necessary for the conduct of proposed research projects.
Post-doctoral fellows must be hosted by an accredited Israeli institution of higher education. For the complete list of accredited institutions, use the search engine here.
Each candidate should try to arrange his/her institutional affiliations in Israel independently, including development of the program of work for the proposed visit, through contacts with possible host institutions. If assistance is required, USIEF will attempt to help candidates to identify suitable host institutions.
Candidates should take into account that, according to USIEF policy, host institutions will be required to provide to the program fellows a grant no smaller than their own usual basic post-doctoral award, in addition to USIEF’s grant. Thus, candidates should submit applications for post-doctoral stipends to potential host institutions, in parallel to presentation of their candidacy for Fulbright fellowships. Host institution awards vary from university to university and from department to department within the same institution. The Fulbright award in every case will be $40,000 – $20,000 per academic year, for two academic years (20 months net in Israel).
A letter from an Israeli researcher, expressing at least preliminary interest in hosting the candidate, should be included among the materials submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) by the September 12th application deadline. A formal hosting commitment, including the commitment to provide financial support, must be received by USIEF from the host institution by November 2016 in order for a candidate to be evaluated in the final stage of the grant allocation process.
The Foundation reserves the exclusive right to determine, within the framework of applicable law and regulations, the qualitative standards for the evaluation of applications forwarded to it by the responsible agency in the United States. The Foundation is not under any obligation to provide the reasons for its decisions regarding the allocation of Fellowships.
USIEF is deeply grateful to the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education for the special budgetary allocation which has made it possible to expand this program from 2 to 8 fellowships, while increasing each award from $35,000 to $40,000.