The Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition for 2018-19 is now accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship to Israel.

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight grants to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. These unique and prestigious grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years). Applications are due August 1, 2018.

According to Israeli regulations, a researcher may be defined as a postdoctoral fellow for a period of five years, beginning from the date of the award of his/her doctorate. Thus, to be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015 in order to be eligible. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the application date are also not eligible.

Award Benefits include a stipend of up to $70,000 ($35,000 per academic year for two years). In addition, each grantee should receive from his/her host institution a grant no smaller than its own standard postdoctoral award.

More information is available in the Catalog of Awards.

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