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Visiting Professorships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International
Professors for Research and Teaching in Israel

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

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Fellowships to USA, Canada and International university professors to perform academic research, teach courses, and establish collaborations with faculty members at a university in Israel. The exact breakdown of activities funded by the fellowship will be mutually agreed upon by the professor and his/her academic sponsor.

The Academic Committee will favorably view an application that includes an intention to teach courses or participate in or lead seminars.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164768

Estimated Size of Grant:

Visiting Professorships provide NIS 10,000 (per month), or NIS 9,000 for an Associate Professor.

Term of Contract:

Visiting Professorships may take place during the academic year of October 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2019.

Visiting Professorships are 2 to 4 months in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You must be a Full or an Associate professor.

Visiting Professorships are only awarded to candidates who apply from Universities outside of Israel.

Visiting Professors who have been awarded a Fellowship for 2016-17 may reapply for another providing at least 3 academic years have elapsed between applications. In other words, a Visiting Professor, who has been awarded a Fellowship for 2016-17, may apply again for the year 2020-21.

Academic Sponsors:

An academic sponsor does not simply agree to passively supervise your research from time to time while you are at the Hebrew University. This program expects your sponsor to actively support your research proposal because it is of a nature that is closely connected to and compliments his/her own particular expertise, and opens up new areas of study which he/she would be interested to pursue. Therefore, the enthusiasm he/she can show in the letter of support to actively collaborate with you on your proposed research will indicate to the Academic Committee the importance he/she attaches to your proposed visit.

A sponsor must have the rank of Lecturer (or above) and he/she must be on the Regular Academic Track at the Hebrew University. An Emeritus Professor may be a co-sponsor but not the main sponsor.

You may have more than one sponsor who is willing to support your application from the same Faculty/Department. If your area of research is inter-disciplinary, you must have at least one sponsor from each Faculty/Department. However, in any case, you may only submit ONE application and you will have to decide which Faculty/Department is your "Major" and channel your application through that Faculty/Department.

Each sponsor is allowed only one candidate for each of the two different Fellowship levels. In other words the same sponsor may support one Visiting Professor and one Post-Doctoral Researcher in any one academic year. Please check that your sponsor is not supporting any other candidate at your level. However if a candidate has been awarded an extension of an extra year to his Fellowship, that same sponsor may support a new candidate in the year of the extension.

Pre-Application Information:

Sponsors in the Faculties of Science, Medicine, Dentistry and Agriculture will be expected to cover 20% of the total cost of the Fellowship for Visiting Professors.

Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant Faculty or Department at the Hebrew University, and ensure that there is a Faculty member willing to sponsor the application. An application will not be processed without a sponsor.

The deadline to apply for the upcoming academic year is November 30th, 2017.

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Contact Information:

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

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M. Mark Sopher
972-2-651-2306 (Voice Mail) or 972-2-658-4723

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust
Hebrew University, Givat Ram
Jerusalem, 91904, Israel

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.