2020-2021 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Monday, May 27, 2019 8:00 AM

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

A letter of invitation from an accredited Israeli institution of higher education is required at the time of application. Each candidate should try to arrange his/her institutional affiliations in Israel independently, including development of the program of work for the proposed visit through contacts with possible host institutions. 


  • USIEF and Israel Institute stipend of up to $80,000 ($40,000 per academic year), payable in U.S. dollars. In addition, each grantee may receive from his/her host institution a grant no smaller than its own standard postdoctoral award.
  • Limited health benefits for the grantee only.
  • Orientation meetings (attendance compulsory) in Israel, as well as other grantee events in Israel during the course of the academic year.   

The application deadline ​to start the 2020-2021 academic year ​​is September 16, 2019.

Program Overview
Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program