General (Non field-specific)

Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

The Council for Higher Education in Israel and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are pleased to announce the 5th 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 to the advancement of world-class research. Through this initiative, Israel offers top recent PhD graduates (up to 4 years from graduation) of all academic disciplines the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in Israel with leading scientists and scholars in their field.


This program replaces the Council of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowships for China and India, which is no longer being offered.

Funding: Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded for two years in the amount of 160,000 NIS (~$48,000) per year.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021   

Application Guidelines:  Detailed submission guidelines can be found in the Call for Applications as well as the Foreign Postdocs Application Form

More Information: Fund Website

 Instructions for ApplicationGuidelines Call for Applications

Fulbright Post-doctoral fellowship

Applications for the 2022/23 awards cycle are now open.

Fulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright heritage.

Fulbright Israel administers the Fulbright Academic Program in Israel, and plans to award fellowships to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support research programs in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years).


Funding: $95,000, for two years ($47,500 per year), reimbursement of airfare expenses (U.S. – Israel, under the Fly America act) for Fulbright fellows (and spouses), partial reimbursement of children’s education expenses and fees and additional relocation funding of up to $9,000 relocation reimbursement granted by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 



  • Applications for PhD Students Fellowships (one semester) are open. Full details
  • Applications for the  Postdoctoral Program are open. Full details


Full InformationFund Website


Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel

The Azrieli Foundation offers 24 fellowships each year to outstanding postdoctoral students from Europe and Canada. 

Fellows from all fields - natural and life sciences, social sciences and humanities - will receive funding for two years, with the potential to extend the scholarship for a third year on the basis of excellence.

Funding: Scholarships of €47,000 are awarded per year to cover living and research expenses.  
Application Deadline: 

application deadline

More 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 (EXPIRED)

Contact at the International Office: Email:


The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The Lady Davis Trust was established over 40 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.

Funding: See Website for Details

Deadline: Annually

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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: January 31, 2021 (EXPIRED)

Call for Proposals: Click here 

More Information: Website

Contact at the International Office: Alma Lessing, Email:


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.

Deadline: 12 October 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time

More InformationFund Website

Contacts at Authority for Research and Development: Ms. Keren Sagi, Email: