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Post-doctoral Researchers Fellowships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Post-Doctoral
Researchers to Teach and Study at Hebrew University

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The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International post-doctoral researchers to teach, study, and participate in research at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Funding is intended to enrich the academic experience by introducing outstanding talent and creating a global network of science and scholarship.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177389

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Candidates who have held their Doctorates for less than two years before they take up the Fellowship: NIS 5,404 per month for 9-12 months
Candidates who have held their Doctorates for more than two years: NIS 5,971 per month for 9-12 months
- NIS 1,000 rental allowance per month

Term of Contract:

Fellowships are for the academic year from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019. Post-doctoral researchers may request an extension of one year only to their Fellowships.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If you are applying for the Academic Year 2018-2019, you must have received your Doctorate not earlier than the first of October, 2013.

If you have engaged in Post-Doctoral Research at Hebrew University in any other framework without a break from October 2014, you will not be eligible to apply.

If you have engaged in Post-Doctoral Research at Hebrew University in any other framework without a break before October 2015, you will be eligible to apply for only one year of the Fellowship. You will not be able to apply for an extension.

Fellowships are rarely awarded to candidates who acquired their Doctorate at the Hebrew University and who wish to continue immediately after the Doctorate with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Such candidates are required to contact the Trust's office for further details.

You may apply even if you intend to submit your dissertation for judgement in the period between the 1st of January 2018 and the 30th of September, 2018. If the Academic Committee decides to award a Fellowship, payment will be contingent upon providing proof that the dissertation has been submitted/approved before the 30th of September, 2018.

The Trust does not fund travel expenses to conferences.

Pre-Application Information:

You must have an academic sponsor. Sponsors in the Faculties of Science, Medicine, Dentistry and Agriculture will be expected to cover 50% of the total cost of the Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Researchers, even in the first year. The sponsor will pay for the first half of the year and the Fellowship will pay the second half.

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. The application will not be processed without a sponsor.

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. Your Ph.D Advisor will not be allowed to serve as your 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.

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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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General Secretary: Prof. Esther Shohami
Executive Secretary: Mr. M. Mark Sopher
Secretary: Ms. Debbie Yakobian

At the Hebrew University

M. Mark Sopher
The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust
Hebrew University, Givat Ram
Jerusalem, 91904, Israel

Telephone: 972-2-651-2306 (Voice Mail) or 972-2-658-4723
Fax: 972-2-566-3848

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Geographic Focus:

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.