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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals
to Obtain Faculty Appointments at Israeli IHEs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Azrieli Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/15/18

Description:

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals within seven years of completing a doctorate degree in any field for the opportunity to work as faculty at an Israeli IHE. Funding is intended to cover salary and research-related expenses over a three-year period at any of the following academic institutions:

- Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Weizmann Institute of Science
- Tel Aviv University
- Bar-Ilan University
- Ben-Gurion University
- University of Haifa

The Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic and research excellence, without regard to any institutional affiliations. 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.

In addition to salary, the Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a research grant of up to $210,000, as justified by the submitted research plan and budget, to be paid over the course of the fellowship. The research grant may be used for equipment, infrastructure, and general research needs. The research grant will be awarded following a competitive selection process that will assess detailed proposals to be submitted by the applicants for the Fellowship to the Azrieli Foundation. These proposals will outline a budget, and include a breakdown of expenses, showing the costs the applicant expects to be covered by startup funds provided by the university and the costs the applicant expects to be covered by the Azrieli research grant. The Azrieli research grant is not meant to replace start-up funds which are provided by the university for newly-appointed faculty positions. The university is expected to provide all the necessary conditions for carrying out research.

In keeping with the spirit of the Azrieli Fellows Program, Azrieli Faculty Fellows are expected to volunteer time and effort for the betterment of the surrounding community and Israeli society. Azrieli Faculty Fellows will be asked to bring their academic scholarship to the community at large by delivering lectures on their fields of research and areas of expertise to the general public - at least one lecture per year. These lectures may be offered through various reputable frameworks, either internal or external to the university. The Azrieli Faculty Fellow will report to the Azrieli Foundation regarding his/her voluntary activity.

In order to foster the exchange of ideas between Azrieli Fellows at all levels and types of research, and to maintain a sense of group identification, the Program sponsors several events during the academic year at which Fellows may socialize and share their research and academic activities. These events may include study days, symposia, lectures, mentorship opportunities and general gatherings.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167430

Number of Grants:

Up to 8 fellowships

Estimated Size of Grant:

The university and the Azrieli Foundation will each fund 50% of the University’s entire cost associated with the Fellows’ remuneration and benefits.

In addition to salary, the Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a research grant of up to $210,000, as justified by the submitted research plan and budget, to be paid over the course of the fellowship.

Term of Contract:

The Azrieli Faculty Fellowships are offered for three years. Successful applicants will become Azrieli Faculty Fellows and start work during the period between June 2018 and the beginning of the second semester of the academic year 2018 -19. Fellows must work in a consecutive and continuous manner, except for periods of sick leave, maternity leave and reserve duty, according to the law and the University's regulations. If this condition is not met, the fellowship will be cancelled. If this condition cannot be met for some reason, the university must inform and consult with the Azrieli Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Azrieli Faculty Fellows are selected by the Azrieli Foundation according to a highly competitive selection process focused on academic and research excellence without regard to any institutional affiliations.

2. The Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic and research excellence, without regard to 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.

3. Candidates may be submitted for consideration no later than seven years after the completion of their Doctoral studies. For woman candidates who gave birth during this period, the period will be extended by 1.5 years for each birth.

4. Candidates who are to receive their first full-time faculty appointment at an Israeli university during the academic year 2018 – 19 may be submitted for consideration, if they have not yet held a tenure-track position (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or other equivalent rank) in a university in Israel.

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

6. Candidates who are not accepted to the Azrieli Faculty Fellows Program after applying once may be re-nominated and applications may be submitted one more time, in the year immediately following the initial application, as long as the candidate has not started a faculty position and does not intend to do so prior to June 2018.

Please note: If the Fellow starts late, or is on an unpaid vacation period, or on sabbatical for a portion of the fellowship period, s/he will not be eligible for the fellowship during this period.

No overhead or other fees will be paid to the university. The university will not deduct any amount from the Fellowship payments (salary or research grant) without the agreement of the Azrieli Foundation.

Azrieli Faculty Fellows may apply for and accept additional research grants, however the research project may not be identical to that approved by the Azrieli Foundation. The percentage of time dedicated to the Azrieli funded grant must be at least 30%.

Pre-Application Information:

Candidates who wish to be considered for the Fellowship must be nominated and applications must be submitted by the academic institutions.

Timeline:

- January 2, 2018: Call for Applications materials to be sent by Azrieli Foundation to the university Rectors
- March 15, 2018: Deadline for Submission of Applications to the Azrieli Foundation
Note: The Application Form should be submitted by the Rector of the university, filled out by the Rector in the
appropriate sections and signed by the Rector (Nominating Institution Statement Form) and the Candidate
(Declaration of Applicant). If the Candidate is abroad and unable to sign, the Rector may sign in his or her place. A copy signed by the Candidate must be sent to the Azrieli Foundation no later than March 30, 2018.
- During May 2018: Independent Fellowship Committee meets and recommends candidates for acceptance to the Faculty Fellows Program.
- June 2018 Azrieli Foundation makes final decision regarding acceptance of candidates. Academic institutions are informed.

Please note: Each application should include a letter of appointment for the candidate. If a candidate is submitted prior to receiving an official appointment, a letter of appointment must be produced and sent to the Azrieli Foundation no later than May 1, 2018.

Application Forms:
http://fellows.azrielifoundation.org/pages-en-313

Contact Information:

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

The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Fellows Program
85 Medinat HaYehudim St.
Herzliya Pituach 46140
Israel

Tel: + 972-9-9705900
Fax: + 972-9-9705919
Email: fellows@azrieli.org

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