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Early Career Faculty Fellowship

Fellowships to Israeli Young Scholars
to Obtain Faculty Appointments at IHEs

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Azrieli Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/15/21 Midnight IST


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Fellowships to Israeli young scholars in all fields of study to teach and 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," "Associate Professors." Funding is intended to cover salary and research-related expenses over a three-year period.

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

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.

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

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 to salary, the Azrieli Faculty Fellow will receive a research grant. The research grant may be used for equipment and general research needs. 

Obligations of the Faculty Fellow:

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GrantWatch ID#: 167430

Number of Grants:

Up to 8 fellowships

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Candidates who will begin their first full-time faculty appointment at an Israeli university between June 2021 and March 2022 (ב"תשפ)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 or produced no later than May 1, 2021.

Pre-Application Information:


- January 2021 Call for Applications
- March 15, 2021 Deadline for submitting applications to the Azrieli Foundation
- May 2021 Independent Fellowship Committee meets and recommends candidates for acceptance to the Faculty Fellows Program
- June 2021 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 four candidates in the fields of Sciences and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Up to two candidates in the fields of Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (H.E.S.S.)

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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For more information about the Azrieli Fellows Program please email:

Azrieli Fellows Program
85 Medinat HaYehudim St.
Herzliya Pituach 4614101

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