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Graduate Studies Fellowship

Fellowships to Graduate Students at Israel Universities
to Pursue Advanced Studies and Research

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Foundation / Corporation

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Azrieli Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/16/21 - PhD applications in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education


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Fellowships to Israel graduate students to pursue studies in a wide range of academic fields. Applicants must submit a preliminary application to their university prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to support the best and brightest researchers who will use their training to become leaders in their respective fields. Students who wish to apply must be nominated by an accredited academic institution.

Eligible Disciplines

  • Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Architecture (PhD) 
  • Architecture (Master)

In keeping with its core values, the Program nurtures interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange, leadership training, community engagement, professional mentorship, and a growing alumni network. Azrieli Fellows are a community of outstanding scientists and scholars who have the unique potential to perform groundbreaking research, alongside an intellectual curiosity that transcends their field of study.

By enabling multidisciplinary research and the cross-pollination of ideas, the Azrieli Fellows Program breaks down silos, encourages creative thinking, and drives out-of-the-box solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. 

Candidates are assessed based on their past academic performance, as well as their potential to make cutting edge contributions to their respective fields. Aspects of personal merit and leadership abilities are also considered, without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity or age.

Obligations of the Azrieli Fellow:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139424

Number of Grants:

There are a total of up to 25 grants awarded, as follows: Sciences (PhD): Up to 10; Education (PhD): Up to 2; Social Sciences (PhD): Up to 4; Humanities (PhD): Up to 4; Architecture and Urban Planning (MA): Up to 4; Architecture (PhD): Up to 1.

Estimated Size of Grant:

For PhD students in Natural Sciences:
Basic Fellowship: 108,000 ILS
For conference travel and research expenses: Up to 20,000 ILS
Annual Total: Up to 128,000 ILS

For PhD students in Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Architecture:
Basic Fellowship: 108,000 ILS
For conference travel and research expenses: Up to 14,000 ILS
Annual Total: Up to 122,000 ILS

For PhD Students in Architecture and Urban Planning:
Basic Fellowship: 72,000 ILS
For conference travel and research expenses: Up to 14,000 ILS
Annual Total: Up to 86,000 ILS

Term of Contract:

The Azrieli Fellowships commence October 2021.

Duration: The Fellowships at the PhD level (in all fields) will be up to three years. The Fellowships in the Architecture field at the Masters degree level will take place for a duration of one year, with the option to renew for up to one more year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Graduate students at Israeli universities, in the fields and at the degree levels outlined in the guidelines, are eligible to participate in the Azrieli Fellows Program. Applicants must be nominated by one of the following accredited academic institutions:

1. Bar-Ilan University
2. Ben-Gurion University
3. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
4. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
5. Tel Aviv University
6. University of Haifa
7. Weizmann Institute of Science

For more eligibility information about each field of study, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of university nominated and approved applications by the Azrieli Foundation is February 16, 2021.

The Selection Committees will meet between March and May 2021. Candidates may be called upon to participate in an interview in mid-May 2021.

Winners to be announced June 2021.

*Candidates will be required by their academic institution to submit their applications internally (within the university) earlier than the above-mentioned date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Israel Office:

The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Fellows Program
85 Medinat HaYehudim St.
Herzliya Pituach 46140
Tel: + 972-9-9705900
Fax: + 972-9-9705919

International Office:

The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Fellows Program – International Postdoctoral Fellowship
22 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2R1
Tel: + 1-416-322-5928
Fax: + 1-416-322-5930


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