International Post-Docs

Overview

The Hebrew University places great importance in enabling foreign Post Doctoral researchers to be part of its flourishing research environment and community. Currently, there are over 600 post doctoral fellows at the Hebrew University, spanning all of its faculties and schools.

 

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Postdoctoral studies enables high-level academic training in any of the research fields at the Hebrew University. 

Acceptance Criteria

1. A Ph.D. or M.D. degree from an accredited institution of higher education, awarded not more than five years before the desired date of commencement of postdoctoral training at the Hebrew University. 

2. Agreement of a faculty member of the Hebrew University to serve as your supervisor during your post doctoral studies.

Please check our webpage for guidance on how to find a supervisor.

Registration

Once you have fulfilled the above criteria and received the acceptance of an academic supervisor, below are the next steps in your registration process:

1. Obtain an Official Invitation Letter

Your prospective supervisor will need to obtain an official letter of invitation from the Dean of your supervisor's faculty, on your behalf. The letter should detail the nature of your post doctoral studies that you will conduct, the details of the supervisor, the dates of your stay and any other specific information. 

2. Registration 

Upon arrival at the Hebrew University, the faculty/department secretary will provide you with a registration form in order to register you as a post doctoral student in the faculty of your supervisor.

How to Find a Supervisor

The following list is designed to help you locate an academic sponsor. Please e-mail the head of the relevant academic unit and specify, as briefly as possible, the area of your research. He/she will forward your request to the appropriate Faculty Member for consideration.

Alternatively, you can peruse the Hebrew University site and use the research engines provided there to locate academic units and/or sponsors. Click here to access the Hebrew University site. 

 

Faculty of Humanities

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

 

The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare

 

Faculty of Sciences

 

Faculty of Medicine

 

School of Pharmacy

 

Faculty of Dentistry

 

Faculty of Agriculture

 

School of Veterinary Science

Postdoctoral Funding

Postdoctoral positions may be funded by a variety of sources. Most fellows are funded by research grants of the hosting faculty member. Other sources include local and international research grants as well as internal and foreign competitive fellowships. The various Post Doctoral Fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are intended to enable the Fellows to devote themselves exclusively to their research with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence, which will be required later in their career.

University Fellowships:

The Hebrew University offers 40-50 Fellowships annually financed by university funds, the major ones being the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust and the Golda Meir Trust. The fellowships are offered for postdoctoral research in all academic areas pursued at the Hebrew University.

Additional sources of funding are available

General (All Fields)

Fulbright Post-doctoral fellowship

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight fellowships to American postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. The grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years).

Funding: $70,000, for two years ($35,000 per year)

Deadline: TBD

Full Information: Fund Website

 

Azrieli Fellows Program

This prestigious and competitive program, established in 2007, provides financial support to the best and brightest scholars from Israel and around the world.

The Azrieli Fellows Program is currently open to scholars at the postdoctoral level who are Canadian citizens or who have completed their doctorates at Canadian universities, in all fields.

Funding: CAD$40,000, for one year, with possibility of one year renewal

Deadline: TBD

Full Information: Fund Website

 

China Scholarships Council - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Fellowships

The primary focus of this program is to provide scholarships for postdoctoral students and visiting scholars from Chinese institutions each year, to engage in post-doctoral level research in all fields at HUJI for a period of 12 – 24 months.

Funding: The CSC will provide $2000 per month for Post Doctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars and a one-time return international airfare to Israel by the most economical route, and visa application fees. HUJI host scientists will provide a minimum of US$600 subsidy per month, and adequate working conditions in order to pursue their research, including academic supervision, necessary laboratory services, materials and library services.

Deadline for Applications: TBD

More Information: Call for Applications

Contact at the International Office: Ms. Shachar Kessler, Email: shachark@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) awards eight grants to American post-doctoral scholars, in all academic fields, who are about to begin a program of research at Israeli institutions of higher education. The total length of the proposed program of work in Israel must be at least two academic years (20 months net in Israel).

Funding: The Fulbright award totals $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Fulbright funding supplements basic

Deadline: The application deadline is September 15th, 2020.

More Information: Fund Website

 

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The Lady Davis Trust was established 38 years ago to provide the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, Post-doctoral Researchers and Doctoral Students from abroad, regardless of nationality, gender or field of scholarship to teach, study and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust is open to all disciplines studied at the Hebrew University.

The terms of the University Fellowships are available on the site of the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust; they are identical whether awarded by the Trust or other university funds.

These Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous academic review process in the Departments, Faculties and the All-University Fellowships committee.

Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant Faculty or Department at the Hebrew University, and ensure that there is a Faculty member willing to sponsor their application. A sponsor must have the rank of Lecturer (or above) and he/she must be on the Regular Tenure Track at the Hebrew University.

For a list of university faculty and research areas: Please check website Deadline

Guidelines and forms are available on the site of the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust and applications should be submitted there as well. An application made to the Trust will automatically be considered for all the other Awards at the disposal of the University. Consequently, the award of a Fellowship could be financed either by the Trust or by any other of the Funds at the disposal of the University.

Funding: See Website for Details

Deadline: Annually

More informationFund Website

 

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers, in all fields. Each fellowship is awarded for 24 months, and consists of two phases:

Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin

Phase 2: 12 months of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(or vice versa) 

Funding: A monthly stipend of 2,000 Euro and a one-time relocation allowance (2,000 Euro)

Deadline: TBD

More Information: Website

 

EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)

European Fellowships in EU or associated countries (including Israel), for researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.

More Information: Fund Website

Contacts at The Authority for Research and Development: 

Ms. Keren Sagi, Email: kerensa@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Jointly funded with the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Council for Higher Education in Israel

The Hebrew University is seeking excellent postdoctoral fellows from China and India in all fields of research, and is offering fellowships to suitable candidates.

Funding: The amount of a fellowship will be no less than NIS 110,000 a year (equivalent to about $28000, depending on the exchange rate), for two years, with an option for a third year. The funding is divided so that the PBC pays 63% of the fellowship, and the sponsoring faculty member at the Hebrew University pays 37% of the fellowship.

Submission:
The application should be submitted via the Hebrew University Scholarship website
 Please select "PBC scholarship" under "General Applications".
 
Selection Process:
Step 1: Internal Selection of applications 
Applications will be first submitted to the internal university committee for internal grading.
 
Step 2: The top 20 applications (50% men and 50% women) will be submitted by the University to the CHE 

Deadline: TBD

More Information: Call for Applications

Contacts at the International Office: Ms. Limor Levy, Email: limorl@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

Fulbright-Israel Institute Postdoc Award

Two-Year US Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to Israel

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) and the Israel Institute plan to award a fellowship to an American postdoctoral scholar who seeks to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education in the field of Israel Studies. 

Funding: Program grants total $80,000, $40,000 per academic year. In addition, the host institution will also provide a standard post-doctoral grant. 

Full Information: Read more

Social Sciences and Humanities

 

The Martin Buber Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, a joint venture of the Hebrew University and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims at fostering inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral) from Israel and Germany together with selected senior colleagues.

Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany) in all fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences (with the exception of law and economics).

More Information: Website

Ms. Yael Baron, Email: buberso@mscc.huji.ac.il,  Tel. +972 (0)2-5883901 or +972(0)2 5881747

 

Science

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

 

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is designed to transform Israel’s scientific landscape, dramatically expanding its talent pool by attracting excellent postdoctoral researchers from leading universities in the United States and Canada. Zuckerman Scholars will join the faculties of the Hebrew University for postdoctoral training and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Once they complete their research, Zuckerman Postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation.

 

Five postdoctoral scholarships are available for outstanding postdoctoral fellows at the Hebrew University for the 2021-2022 academic year in one of the following two tracks:

  • US/Canadian Postdoc at an Israeli University Track:

A 2-year postdoctoral scholarship through which scholars conduct research at the Hebrew University. For 2021-22: Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to international candidates who completed a PhD at a US or Canadian university, and who plan to return to North America to compete for an academic position.

  • NEW - Joint US-Israel Postdoc Track:

A 2-year joint postdoctoral scholarship through which scholars spend half their time at the Hebrew University, and the other half at a US or Canadian university.

Funding:

  • US/Canadian Postdoc at an Israeli University Track:  Scholarship of $52,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $50,000 is provided by the Zuckerman Fund ($44,400 for living expenses [$3,700 per month] and $5,600 for research and travel to professional conferences). An additional $2,000 in research funds is provided to scholars by HUJI supervisor.
  • Joint US-Israel Postdoc Track: Scholarship of $60,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $50,000 is provided by the Zuckerman Fund ($44,400 for living expenses [$3,700 per month] and $5,600 for research and travel to professional conferences). An additional $2,000 in research funds is provided by HUJI supervisor.

 

Internal HUJI Submission Deadlines: 

  • First Round: December 30, 2020
  • Second Round: March 15, 2021

Download Flyers:
Call for Nominations for the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program
Letter to the faculty Re: Zuckerman 2020-21 Call

More Information: Zuckerman Fund Website

Ms. Keri Rosenbluh, Email: kerir@savion.huji.ac.il; Tel: +972-2-5494852

 

 

McDonnell Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship Program in Studying Complex Systems

James S. McDonnell Foundation Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems.

Funding:  $200,000 for 2 and no more than 3 years.

More Information: Fund Website

Contacts at the Authority for Research & Development, Ms. Maya Sherman Coordinator for USA

 

Netherlands Organisation (NWO) Fellowships for Junior Scientists (COFUND)

Co-financed by Marie Curie COFUND, the 'Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research'(NWO) offers fellowships within the 'Rubicon program'.

Researchers of all nationalities and all scientific areas, who have conducted scientific research at an academic research institute in the Netherlands for a period of at least three years within the five years directly preceding the submission deadline, can apply to spend up to two years at a top research institution outside the Netherlands.

Deadline: TBD

More Information: Fund Website

 

Edmond and Lily Safra (ELSC) Post Doctoral Fellowships in Brain Science

The aim of the Edmond and Lily Safra (ELSC) Fellowships for post doctoral training in Brain Science is to support Post Doctoral training of students at the outstanding ELSC laboratories in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Funding: Terms of Fellowship

Deadline: The applications will be reviewed twice a year, last date to submit applications are as follows: 1) 30 November; 2) 1 May

More Information: ELSC Website

Questions may be sent to: brain@elsc.huji.ac.il

 

Institute of Earth Sciences Nadine and Freddy Hermann Post Doctoral Fellowships

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers annually the Nadine and Freddy Hermann post-doc Fellowships in all fields of Earth Sciences.

More Information: The Institute of Earth Sciences Website

 

The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnolog¬y (HUCNN), is a center of scientific and technological excellence.

The center fosters top-notch cross-disciplinary research from different faculties and fields including chemistry, physics, engineering, life sciences, agriculture, pharmacy, and medicine. HUCNN's 85 PI members show great achievements, as evident for example by the hundreds of papers published annually in leading journals, unprecedented number of patents and research grants (e.g. over 25 ERC grants), research prizes and startup companies that were incubated with the aid of the HUCNN's innovation atmosphere.

Funding: Each Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Postdoctoral Fellow will be awarded initially $50,000 per year for two years: $33,000 stipend devoted to living expenses, and $12,000 for housing support, and $5,000 for research.
 
Deadline: TBD
 
More Information: Website
 

 

IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers in Israel

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce two-year postdoctoral fellowships for excellent foreign researchers in the amount of $45,000 per fellowship per year. The fellowships will be awarded to outstanding scholars in the fields of natural sciences, exact sciences, medicine, life sciences and engineering.

Funding: The IASH will fund $22,500 of each fellowship and at least $22,500 matching from the HUJI host supervisor.

Deadline: TBD

More information: Website

Email: batsheva@academy.ac.il

 

 

Agriculture

BARD Vaadia Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The primary objective of the BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship is to enable young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and senior scientists from the other.

Funding: $37,000 + $8000 dependent allowance, for one year

Deadline: January 15th, yearly

Full Information: Fund Website

Medicine

Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Fellowship

As a result of the dramatic and exciting growth in the field of cancer immunology, CRI now designates at least two of fifteen fellowship awards per round for projects with high relevance to cancer immunology.

Contacts at the Authority for Research & Development:

Ms. Maya Sherman Coordinator for USA, Email: mayas@savion.huji.ac.il

More Information: Fund Website

 

IDRF - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funds a variety of Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract relatively early stage, qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the diabetes research field.

More Information: Fund Website

 

Post Doctoral Regulations

The following are important excerpts from the University regulations for Post-Doctoral Fellows. You will receive the full guidelines upon acceptance.

  • All Post-Doctoral Fellows will be registered as such in the Department of Student Administration.
  • Post-doctoral research will be conducted only under the supervision of a Faculty member.
  • Stipends paid to Post-doctoral Fellows are considered by the Authorities in Israel as grants and are free of any tax in Israel.
  • A Postdoctoral fellowship must begin within five years of receiving the PhD. A post-doctoral fellowship may be awarded for a period not exceeding four years. Grants that are awarded by the University Fellowships Committee are for the duration of one year, with the possibility of extension for one additional year only.
  • The award of a grant may not be made conditional upon the performance of any work whatsoever other than the post-doctoral research in which the post-doctoral fellow is engaged.
  • Please note that foreign fellows are required to obtain an A2 student visa prior to taking up the fellowship at the Hebrew University. For assistance in this matter, please contact limorl@savion.huji.ac.il
  • Questions concerning the possibility of obtaining permission to engage in other work should be addressed to the person responsible for post-doctoral fellows in the Department or the Faculty. Employment within the Hebrew University shall be for pay and not on a voluntary basis.
  • As a rule, the University will not terminate a post-doctoral fellowship prior to the predetermined term of the fellowship. In exceptional cases, however, a fellowship may be terminated at an earlier time, subject to the approval of the Dean and for reasons given in writing. In that event, the Fellow will be given two month’s advance notice of termination.
  • All the intellectual rights pertaining to any invention developed by a Fellow as a result of or in the course of his/her research work at the Hebrew University and/or resulting from the use of University laboratories or property shall entirely belong to the University. The Fellow will be entitled to royalties deriving from patent registration of any such invention, as prescribed in the University Regulations.