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Fellowships to Israel Young Scholars to Obtain Faculty Appointments at IHEs

Early Career Faculty Fellowship


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
167430

Funding Source
Azrieli Foundation
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Geographic Focus
Israel.

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/15/23 11:59 PM IST Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to Israel young scholars and scientists in all fields of study to teach and engage in research at eligible institutions of higher education. The purpose of the program is to offer academic appointments to researchers, as well as funding towards research projects in their field of interest. These fellowships will enable the best and brightest researchers to be integrated into the university system as faculty members in their first full-time academic appointments, in any of the following academic ranks: Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, or Associate Professors. Funding is intended to cover salary, benefits, and research-related expenses over a three-year period.

The Azrieli Foundation seeks to promote the development of research leadership in the State of Israel. To this end, the Azrieli Faculty Fellowships are offered to outstanding young scientists and scholars in all academic fields of study, entering faculty positions at Israeli universities. 

The Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a salary (including benefits) consistent with the remuneration and benefits of faculty of the rank of "Lecturer" or "Senior Lecturer," "Associate Professor," or other equivalent ranks, as per the position the University has offered the Fellow.  In addition, the Azrieli Foundation will fund a portion of the University's annual cost associated with the Fellows' remuneration and benefits. 

In addition to salary and benefits, the Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a research grant. The research grant may be used for equipment and general research needs. The university is expected to provide all the necessary conditions for carrying out research. 

For obligations of the Faculty Fellow, see https://azrielifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Faculty-Fellowship-Guidelines-2023-2024.pdf#page=10.

For obligations of the Academic Institution, see https://azrielifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Faculty-Fellowship-Guidelines-2023-2024.pdf#page=8.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Azrieli Early Career Faculty Fellowships are offered to outstanding young scientists and scholars in all academic fields of study, entering faculty positions at Israeli universities.

The Azrieli Foundation selects Azrieli Faculty Fellows according to a highly competitive selection process. The process is focused on academic and research excellence without regard to institutional affiliations, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or age. Candidates are assessed on their potential to make cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields. Aspects of personal merit and leadership abilities are also taken into consideration.

Candidates may be submitted for consideration no later than seven years after conferral (זכאות) of their PhD. Interruptions or leaves of absence during this period, such as parental leave, medical leave, or military service, will be considered. In the case of maternity leave, the period will be extended by 1.5 years for each birth.

Candidates who wish to be considered for the Fellowship must be nominated, and applications must be submitted by one of the following academic institutions:
• Bar-Ilan University
• Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
• Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
• Tel Aviv University
• University of Haifa
• Weizmann Institute of Science

Candidates who will begin their first full-time faculty appointment at an Israeli university between June 2023 and March 2024 (תשפ"ד) may be submitted for consideration.

Candidates must hold an official appointment to a tenure-track position at the academic institution, submitting them to the Azrieli Fellows Program. A formal letter of appointment must be included in the application.

Candidates who are not accepted to the Azrieli Faculty Fellows Program after applying once may be re-nominated in following years.

Ineligible
No overhead or other fees will be paid to the university.

Pre-Application Information
Timetable:
- March 15, 2023: Call for Applications
- May 15, 2023: Deadline for submitting applications to the Azrieli Foundation
- May – June 2023: Independent Fellowship Committees meet and recommend candidates for acceptance to the Faculty Fellows Program
- July 2023: Azrieli Foundation makes final decisions regarding the acceptance of candidates and informs the academic institutions

In the current "Call for Applications" each eligible academic institution may submit for consideration:
- Up to two candidates in the field of Exact Sciences.
- Up to two candidates in the field of Life Sciences.
- Up to two candidates in the field of Humanities.
- Up to two candidates in the field of Social Sciences.

Once the applicant submits the form, it is automatically sent to the Rector's office. The Rector's office will be asked to (1) review and authorize the application; (2) fill in administrative details; (3) upload four reference letters addressed to the Azrieli Foundation; (4) upload the applicant's formal Letter of Appointment (מינוי כתב ) for a tenure-track position; (5) confirm the university's final approval of the application. The application will then be sent to the Azrieli Foundation.

Azrieli Faculty Fellows may apply for and accept other research grants. However, these research projects may not be identical to that approved by the Azrieli Foundation.

Number of Grants
The Azrieli Foundation grants up to eight Faculty Fellowships annually.

Estimated Size of Grant
The Azrieli Foundation will fund a portion of the University's annual cost associated with the Fellows' remuneration and benefits, in the amount of ILS 220,000 (amounting to ILS 660,000 for 3 years).

In addition to salary, the Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a research grant of up to ILS 735,000.

Term of Contract
The Azrieli Faculty Fellowships are offered for three years.

Azrieli Faculty Fellows must work consecutively and continuously.

Contact Information
Apply online: https://azrieli.smapply.io/

Contact page: https://azrielifoundation.org/contact-azrieli/

Toronto location:
The Azrieli Foundation
2 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Canada
Tel: + 1-416-322-5928

Israel location:
The Azrieli Foundation
85 Medinat Ha-Yehudim St., Building G
Herzliya Pituach, Israel 46140
Tel. +972-9-970-5900

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