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Collaborative Research Grant – 2022-23 Guidelines for Applicants (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Bonn)

4 August, 2022

Further information:
HUJI - Alma Lessing, International Partnerships & Development, International Office, almal@savion.huji.ac.il
University of Bonn - Dr. Christian Klöckner, Partnerships and International Researchers, International Office, c.kloeckner@uni-bonn.de.

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Joint Research and Innovation Seed Grants Program (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Illinois)

4 August, 2022

Call for Proposals published August 4, 2022
Proposal submission deadline October 28, 2022
Announcement of awards December 2022
Commencing the proposed activities January 1, 2023

For further information please contact
HUJI: Alma Lessing (almal@savion.huji.ac.il; +972-2-5880454)
University of Illinois: Jisu Hong (jisuhong@uillinois.edu; +1-217-300-6686)

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Call for Applications HUJI International PhD Talent Scholarship Academic Year 2022-2023

9 June, 2022

First round: Applications should be submitted by August 15, 2022. The screening process will take place during September and final decisions will be sent by the end of October 2022.
Second round: Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2023. The screening process will take place during February and final decisions will be sent by the beginning of the second semester, March 12, 2023.
Additional Information:
Please contact the Authority for Research Students at research_students@savion.huji.ac.il

Funding:

Scholarships are available for new international PhD candidates who are neither citizens nor residents of the State of Israel. For this call only – PhD students currently enrolled in their first year at the Hebrew University (having commenced their studies no earlier than October 2021) are eligible to apply.
Each academic year, the University will award up to 25 new scholarships in the amount of 2,000 NIS per month, for a period of up to four years.

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Eligibility:

The scholarship is open to candidates holding a Master’s research-thesis track degree from an accredited university (or a comparable degree) or those who are in their final year of studies toward such accreditation.
Scholarship eligibility is intended for candidates from all academic fields who meet the following criteria:

✓ The candidate is a not an Israeli citizen or resident of Israel.
✓ The candidate demonstrates academic excellence. This will be examined by the Authority for Research Students (according to the information in the application file for doctoral studies - grades of the master’s degree, general average and thesis grade, published papers and letters of recommendation).
✓ The supervisor (or relevant academic department /alternative source of funding) agrees to provide the student with an additional living stipend in the amount of minimum 4,000 NIS per month for the 4-year duration of the scholarship period (resulting in a monthly allocation of minimum 6,000 NIS). The applicant must submit a guarantee from their supervisor (or the alternative source of funding) for this “matching” stipend in the amount of minimum 4,000 NIS per month.
✓ The candidate has been accepted for doctoral studies at the university or is currently in the first year of doctoral studies at the university, having commenced no earlier than October 2021.
✓ Students are enrolled in the Direct PhD Track, upon acceptance for PhD studies by the Authority for Research Students.
✓ Students who are pursuing a joint doctoral/cotutelle degree with an international university. If the primary academic body is the Hebrew University, the scholarship can be awarded for up to four years. If the primary academic body is the foreign university, the scholarship can be awarded for the period during which the student is physically in Israel (up to one year).

The student is required to demonstrate compliance with the terms outlined above. Scholarships will be awarded in accordance with the guidelines for subsidies for accredited PhD students.

Application Requirements:
To apply for the scholarship, the supervisor is required to fill out the following form – English version/Hebrew version.

Scholarship requests must be submitted to the Authority for Research Student at research_students@savion.huji.ac.il, by the dates detailed below.

Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed by the Authority for Research Students and the International Office and determine the final scholarship awardees.

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Call for Applications: Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023-24

1 May, 2022

This fellowship provides generous funding and support for 24 international postdoc applicants from outside of Israel, interested in conducting research in Israel in all fields of research.

The funding is provided for two years, with the potential to extend the scholarship for a third year on the basis of excellence.

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The program includes:

  • 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)
  • Support staff dedicated to the wellbeing of all program fellows and their families throughout their stay in Israel
  • Enrichment activities and unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange, leadership training, community engagement, and professional mentorship
  • Opportunity to take part in a growing network of outstanding early career scientists and scholars

Note! A maximum of 24 Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded each year: up to 18 Fellowships in STEM fields, up to three in humanities and up to three in social sciences.
In STEM fields, the academic sponsor will finance 25 percent of the stipend, totalling ILS 84,000 for two years.

Attached please find the detailed application guidelines. Further information can be found here.

The online application opens on September 1, 2022 and closes on November 15, 2022.

We welcome your efforts in encouraging suitable candidates who completed their doctoral studies outside of Israel and do not have Israeli citizenship/residency to apply to the Azrieli Scholarship Fund.

For further information or inquiries, please contact:
Tal Mordoch

Admissions Manager

Azrieli Fellows Program

Phone: +972-9-9705907

Email: tal.m@azrieli.org

www.azrielifoundation.org/fellows

HUJI Contact Person: Keren Sagi, kerensa@savion.huji.ac.il

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The Hebrew University Student Wins Prestigious Apple AI Fellowship Israelis Nab 2 Out of 15 Spots Worldwide

20 March, 2022

(Jerusalem, March 17, 2022)—Moshe Shenfeld, a computer science PhD candidate at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Rachel and Selim Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science has been selected as an Apple Scholar in AI/Machine Learning for 2022.  Shenfeld is one of only 15 awardees worldwide, the other Israeli recipient is from Tel Aviv University.  The PhD fellowship in Machine Learning and AI was created by Apple “to celebrate the contributions of students pursuing cutting-edge fundamental and applied machine learning research worldwide”.

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Currently, Shenfeld is researching privacy-preserving machine learning under the supervision of HU Professor Katrina Ligett.  His PhD focuses on differential privacy and its relation to adaptive data analysis and machine learning.  This is a relatively new area in computer science that explores how sensitive information with research value—such as data from hospital records—can be made accessible to researchers while also ensuring the privacy of the individuals involved.  With the help of his Apple mentor, Shenfeld hopes to create more effective barriers to data breaches, and to move privacy protection from the hands of corporations into the hands of users, so that users will not have to place their trust in external companies.

 

Prior to Hebrew University, Shenfeld studied at Yeshivat Hebron. He received his high school equivalency degree at the age of 24, after serving in the army.  Until he decided to go back to for a PhD, Shenfeld had a successful career at Mobileye.  “Being able to leave a job in hi-tech to pursue a PhD is a real privilege.  Getting an Apple Scholarship made it possible.  Apple has the largest differential privacy research group in the world and is unique because they put their findings into action--it’s not just theoretical.  I’m excited to do an internship there this summer or next, depending on the coronavirus.”

 

Each Apple Scholar will receive support for their research and academic travel and a coveted two-year mentorship with an Apple researcher in their field.

 

For more information, see https://machinelearning.apple.com/updates/apple-scholars-aiml-2022
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