Additional Qualification Information
According to Israeli regulations, a researcher may be defined as a postdoctoral fellow for a period of five years, beginning from the date of the award of his/her doctorate. Thus, to be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015 in order to remain eligible as a postdoctoral researcher for the duration of the Fellowship. Additionally, applicants must receive their Ph.D. no later than June 2018.
Candidates must be planning to begin a period of postdoctoral research at an accredited institution of higher education in Israel during the course of the 2018-19 academic year. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the 2018-19 academic year are not eligible. Holders of tenure track positions are also not eligible to apply.
Given the Fulbright goal of promoting understanding between the people of the United States and the people of cooperating countries, in addition to describing the research planned, candidates should provide a concise description of the broader cultural goals of a postdoctoral experience in Israel. What would the candidate like to learn about Israel? In what activities, in addition to research, does the candidate expect to participate? How does the candidate expect to share his/her Israeli experiences upon return to the United States?