Israel: Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

13. 09. 2022

The Council for Higher Education in Israel and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are pleased to announce the sixth call of the Excellence Fellowship Program in Israel for Outstanding International Postdoctoral Researchers.

This program signifies Israel’s commitment to the promotion of international scientific collaborations and the advancement of world-class research. Through this initiative, Israel offers top recent Ph.D. graduates (up to four years from graduation), of all academic disciplines, the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in Israel with leading scientists and scholars in their field.

The participant in the program must meet the following conditions

1. program is open to international candidates who have received a Ph.D. from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel less than 4 years before uploading of this application, or who will receive a Ph.D. prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

2. Israeli citizens or residents, and candidates who commenced a postdoctoral position in Israel prior to the application deadline may not apply

3. candidates are required to have been accepted to a post-doctoral position under the supervision of a faculty member at one of the following Israeli universities: Ariel University, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Open University of Israel, Reichman University, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science

4. candidates are required to have the commitment of the university to provide the required financial contribution for the fellowship: At least 25% of the 160,000 NIS (40,000 NIS per year) in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and at least 50% (80,000 NIS per year) in the fields of STEM)


Other Information

1. candidates are advised to first find a host researcher in one of the participating universities

2. host should then attain a commitment letter from the rector of the host university to cover the required financial contribution.

3. the applicant should include this letter in the application

Deadline: all materials should be submitted in one PDF file by October 1, 2022, to Mrs. Batsheva Shor at the following address: [with the Subject: "Application Material for Dr. (your name)"].

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