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Postdoctoral Excellence Fellowships for International Students in Israel – 2022/2023

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Application for the Postdoctoral Excellence Fellowships for International Students in Israel – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Israel.

SCHOLARSHIP

The fellowship program is open to international candidates who have received a PhD from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel less than 4 years from the time of application or are expected to receive one. 20 students will be awarded this fellowship worth 160,000 NIS (~$47,000) per year.

Chartered by law in 1961, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities acts as a national focal point for Israeli scholarship in both the natural sciences and the humanities. The Academy membership consists of 143 of Israel’s most distinguished scientists and scholars, who, with the help of the Academy’s staff and committees, monitor and promote Israeli intellectual excellence, advise the government on scientific planning, fund and publish research of lasting merit, and maintain active contact with the broader international scientific and scholarly community. The Israel Academy is divided into two sections, the natural sciences and the humanities & social sciences, which share equal responsibility in conducting the Academy’s affairs. The Academy is administered by a Council consisting of the Academy’s president, outgoing president (honorary member), vice president, the chairpersons of the Sciences and Humanities Sections, and the director-general.

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The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

POSTDOCTORAL EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • All nationalities.
  •  Students can apply for a postdoctoral programme in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), the Humanities and the Social Sciences offered at 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, or Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • The applicants must have been accepted to a post-doctoral position under the supervision of a faculty member at one of the eligible Israeli universities.
  • Candidates who have received a PhD from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel less than 4 years from the time of application (not including parental or medical leave), or who will receive a PhD from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
  • The applicants must meet the entry requirements for the program they chose at their respective universities.
  • The applicants must meet the entry requirements for the program they chose at their respective universities.
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POSTDOCTORAL EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Candidates should apply directly to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Applicants must have to submit the form.

Application must include:

  • Application form.
  • Application letter: max. 2 pages, font Arial size 12, line spacing
  •  Letter of recommendation from the host supervisor: max. 2 pages on formal letterhead.
  • Commitment letter signed by the rector of the host university on formal letterhead indicating that the university will cover the required financial contribution to the fellowship. In addition, the university must commit to providing the fellow with the necessary research equipment, facilities and support to conduct the proposed research project.
  • CV and list of publications (list only).
  • Short description of research, including preliminary results if such exist (2 pages).
  • Candidates who have not yet finished their PhD are required to submit a confirmation from the relevant authority where the doctorate is being carried out that the candidate will fulfill all of his/her academic obligations (including thesis defence) prior to the commencement of the fellowship, and
    is expected to receive his/her doctoral degree no later than the end of the first year of the fellowship.
  • All materials should be submitted in one PDF file by October 1, 2022, to Mrs. Batsheva Shor, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, at the following address: ForeignPostdoc@academy.ac.il with the Subject: “Application Material for Dr. _________________”.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 1st October, 2022  will be considered.
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