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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. Grants 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.

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from the host institution (proof of such funding is not required at the time of application).

Host institution must provide grantees with Post-doctoral status including access to campus resources. (proof of such letter is not required at the time of application).

For the complete list of such institutions, click here.

Each candidate should try to arrange his/her institutional affiliations in Israel independently, including development of the program of work for the proposed visit through contacts with possible host institutions.

Please contact Noa Turgeman  at USIEF at NoaT@fulbright.org.il with any questions related to the financial contribution required by host institutions, or for assistance with identifying suitable host institutions or contacts. If you anticipate delays in obtaining the letter of invitation by the August 1 deadline, please contact CIES at middleeastnorthafrica@iie.org for additional guidance. 

For more information on the financial contribution required by host institutions, please contact Noa Turgeman at NoaT@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 activities.
Grant Length
Up to two academic years, minimum of one academic year.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time in the period of August 2019-April 2020 as agreed upon 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.

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
Kaitlin Taylor
415-362-6520 x200

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