Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (in Israel)


The Fulbright Program, in partnership with the Israel Institute, provides grants to American scholars who seek post-doctoral fellowships at Israeli universities in the field of Israel Studies. The grants are open to American researchers in all academic disciplines who study modern Israel.


Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship applicants must have dissertations about modern Israel, plan to maintain Israel as their research focus in the future, have unfunded or under-funded invitations from elite Israeli universities, and have completed their doctorate no earlier than three years before the Fellowship begins. 

Strong applications will demonstrate an interest in and a long-term commitment to studying modern Israel and securing tenure-track university positions in the United States. Promising candidates will have juried conference papers in English at national or international scholarly conventions and the ability to publish books or articles in peer-reviewed publications in English.

Scholars who have already begun post-doctoral research activities in Israel prior to the start of the fellowship and candidates who hold tenure-track positions are not eligible for the program. Please note that this is a selective program and the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Israel Institute do not guarantee placement to those who apply.


Applicants must have a letter of invitation from an accredited Israeli university at the time an application is filed. 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.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Fulbright website.


Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows must agree to our list of commitments.


  1. Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and University policies and procedures during the period covered by the Fellowship Award;
  2. Acknowledge the Fulbright program and Israel Institute’s support in any work published during the period covered by the Fellowship Award, and in any work whose research or writing originated during the period covered by the Award, irrespective of its eventual publication date;
  3. During the Grant Period, use the title “Fulbright/Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow” on all correspondence, publications, and whenever you are publicly identified during the period covered by the Fellowship Award, including adding this title to your email automatic signature;
  4. Actively pursue publication of a book in English and/or peer-reviewed journal publications in English, and juried conference papers (in English) at national association annual conventions;
  5. Actively participate in the social and scholarly life of the University;
  6. Respond to Institute requests about your professional activity, including, for example, informing us about your publications, or about where and when you give public/academic talks, and how many people attend;
  7. Disclose other sources of funding; and
  8. If asked, give two public lectures on the Israel Institute’s behalf and write a short essay for the Institute’s magazine in each year of your Fellowship.


This program has a multi-part application process.

This application is currently closed.

Please note: The application for the Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship is hosted on the Fulbright website.


The application for the Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship is hosted on the Fulbright website.