Funding Opportunities

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Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel

The Azrieli Foundation offers 24 fellowships each year to outstanding postdoctoral students from outside of Israel, interested in conducting research in Israel in all fields of research: up to 18 Fellowships in STEM fields, up to three in humanities and up to three in social sciences.

Funding: Annual scholarship of approx. €53,000 (ILS 188,000) to cover living and research expenses (a monthly stipend of NIS 14,000 + A yearly research budget of NIS 20,000) for two years, with the potential to extend the scholarship for a third year on the basis of excellence.
In STEM fields, the academic sponsor will finance 25%of the stipend, totaling ILS 84,000 for two years.

Deadline: 15 November 2022

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Hebrew University of Jerusalem Scholarship Program (2022-2023)

The CSC program provides scholarships for up to 20 selected PhD students (full degree and sandwich), postdoctoral students and visiting scholars from Chinese institutions each year, to engage in doctoral (12 – 48 months) and post-doctoral level research (12 – 24 months) at HUJI, and to host visiting scholars for academic visits of 3-12 months.

Funding: The CSC will provide $2000 per month for PhD students, Post-Doctoral students and Visiting Scholars. HUJI host researchers will provide a minimum of US$600 subsidy per month.

CSC will consider their application for a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government (which include health insurance), a return international airfare to Israel by the most economical route, and visa application fees.

Full PhD Degree: 17 February 2022 (EXPIRED)
Postdoctoral fellows, PhD Sandwich, and Visiting Scholars: 3 March 2022 (EXPIRED)

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Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

The Council for Higher Education in Israel and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities has announced the 5th Call of the Excellence Fellowship Program in Israel for outstanding international postdoctoral researchers. 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.

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

Deadline: 1 October 2022

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Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fulbright Israel administers the Fulbright Academic Program in Israel, and awardsfellowships to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fellowships are offered to researchers in all academic disciplines for a period of 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: 15 September 2022

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Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 2022

This programoffers fellowships to researchers holding a PhD wishing to undertake mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, Israel included, (European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or to a non-associated Third Country (Global Postdoctoral Fellowships).

Funding: 12-36 months, depends on the scheme. For the amount of the grant see pp. 86-88 in the Work Programm

Deadline: 14 September 2022

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The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The Lady Davis Trust was established over 40 years ago to provide the opportunity for leading scholars and  Postdoctoral researchers from abroad, regardless of nationality, gender or field of scholarship to teach, study and participate in research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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

Funding: NIS. 6,050 (per month) plus NIS 1,000 (per month) rental allowance to those who live in the area of Jerusalem, for 9-12 months (depending on available resources);

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(1) The Trust will pay for a roundtrip flight from the fellow's country of origin to Israel and back again.

(2) Half of the standard medical insurance if purchased and paid for in Israel

Deadline: Annually

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Social Sciences and Humanities

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowshipsin the Humanities and Jewish Studies (2023–2026)

The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence and originality, and whose research contributes significantly to academic scholarship and cultural discourse.

Funding: Mandel Scholars receive approximately 125,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget, for up to 3 years.

Deadline: 10 September 2022

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The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2022-2023

Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (up to five from Israel and five from Germany).

Funding: Fellows receive a monthly stipend of approximately 9000 NIS for up to 4 years. They are expected to be in residence and asked to spend at least 4 days a week at the office. The fellows are also encouraged to move to Jerusalem, thus fellows who move to Jerusalem with their family are eligible for additional support.

Deadline: 28 September 2021 (EXPIRED)

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The Leonard Davis Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations offer post-doctoral fellowships to scholars working on issues pertaining to international relations. The institute is particularly interested in candidates working within the fields of international security, international political economy, foreign policy and conflict research, and global issues.

Funding: Fellows receive up to 90,000 ILS (per annum).

Deadline: 30 December 2021 (EXPIRED)

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The Sophie Davis Forum Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

The Fellowship is for Israeli and overseas applicants who are working on issues related to gender, conflict and peace, in International Relations.

Funding: Fellows receive up to 90,000 ILS (per annum).

Deadline: 25 May 2022 (EXPIRED)

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Truman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2022-2023

The Truman Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, in the field of peace studies and/or conflict resolution.

Funding: Truman Scholars receive 80,000 NIS per year for up to 2 years.

Deadline: 9 September 2021 (EXPIRED)

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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.

Postdoctoral scholarships are available for outstanding postdoctoral fellows at the Hebrew University for the 2023-2024 academic year in one of the following two tracks:

Israeli University Postdoc Track: A 2-year postdoctoral scholarship through which scholars conduct research at the Hebrew University. The scholarship may be renewed on a competitive basis for a 3rd year, if circumstances permit.

Joint North American-Israeli Postdoc Track: A 2-year joint postdoctoral scholarship through which scholars spend part of their time at the Hebrew University, and part of their time at a US or Canadian university. Scholars in this track can decide how to divide their time between the two institutions.


Israeli University Postdoc Track: Scholarship of $63,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $3,000 in research funds is provided to scholars by the HUJI supervisor.  $51,600 ($4,300 per month) for living expenses and $8,400 for relocation, research and research-related travel expenses).

Joint North American-Israeli Postdoc Track: Scholarship of $63,000 per academic year for up to two years. Of this amount, $3,000 in research funds is provided to scholars by the HUJI supervisor. $51,600 for living expenses ($4,300 per month) and $8,400 towards relocation reimbursement. Another $8,000 for research and travel to professional conferences is provided directly to the scholar by their US or Canadian university.

Deadline: 15 December 2022; 1 February 2023; 31 March 2023

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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: $40,000 including travel expenses + $9,000 dependant allowance

Deadline: yearly, mid January

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Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Fellowship

This Fellowship Program provides critical financial support and continued career training to the most promising young scientists in basic and tumor immunology as part of the lifesaving work in cancer immunotherapy research.

Funding: Fellows receive up to $186,000 over three years to cover the cost of salary, insurance, and other research-related expenses, such as travel to conferences and meetings. The institutional allowance can also be used for childcare.

Deadline: 1 March; 1 September (if a deadline falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday)

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation- Postdoctoral Fellowships

JDRF Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field. The applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in type 1 diabetes-relevant research. At the time of activating the award, the applicant must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM), or the equivalent from an accredited institution and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency.

Funding: Total dollar amount varies based on years of relevant experience.

Deadline: 29 June 2022

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