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 Ms. Gal Lombrozo:
  • 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.