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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Grant Activity

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight grants to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. The grants, which will commence during the 2018-19 academic year, are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years).

According to USIEF policy, Fulbright postdoctoral fellows must hold official postdoctoral fellow status at their host institutions in Israel, including access to campus resources. Additionally, host institutions will be asked to provide Fulbright postdoctoral fellows a grant no smaller than their own standard institutional postdoctoral award, a description of which should be included in the letter of invitation submitted with the Fulbright application. For more information on the financial contribution required by host institutions, please contact Imri Grinberg at USIEF at imrig@fulbright.org.il.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities‎.
Grant Length
up to 20 months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time in the period August 2018-April 2019 as agreed with host institution.


Any accredited institution of higher education. For the complete list of these institutions, click here.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Number of Grants
Core (Postdoctoral award, open only to early career scholars)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
415-362-6520 x200

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Palestinian Territories (West Bank only)
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

Conduct research in two or more countries within the region. Scholars must be approved for research in at least two countries in order to receive the award.