Fulbright Specialist Fellowships

Program Overview

The Fulbright  Specialist Program provides support for short (2-6 week) visits by US academics or senior professionals in the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • American/US studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biology education
  • Business administration
  • Chemistry education
  • Communications & journalism
  • Computer science and IT
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering education
  • Environmental science
  • Law
  • Library science
  • Math education
  • Peace and conflict resolution studies
  • Physics education
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public/global health
  • Sociology
  • Social work
  • Urban planning

A full listing of the subfields included under each of the above main headings may be found on the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

The program of work for a senior specialist’s visit may include activities such as lecturing to undergraduate or graduate students; professional consultations and advising; participation in workshops, symposia or conferences; development and/or evaluation of academic curricula or educational materials; etc.  The program does not fund research.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not had previous Fulbright grants.

Because of the limited total number of visits to Israel available, USIEF does not support requests for multiple visits by a single Senior Specialist or requests to host more than one Specialist at the same event (conference, symposium, etc.).

Grant Benefits

The program provides the specialist with round trip airfare (tourist class) and a $200/day honorarium.  In-country hospitality (lodgings, meals, in-country transportation) is provided by the Israeli host institution/s, according to terms agreed in direct contacts between the program fellow and the institution/s concerned.

Application Procedures

US specialists interested in visiting Israel must submit their application to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  Application instructions and forms may be found on the CIES website.

Each candidate’s Israeli host institution must submit a request to host his/her visit to the United States-Israel Educational Foundation.  Instructions and forms may be obtained by contacting Mr. Imri Grinberg. 

Coming application deadlines and response dates are as follows:

submit application by Applicants notified of review results by:
January 8, 2016 End of February 2016 
March 4, 2016 End of April 2016
May 6, 2016 End of June 2016
July 8, 2016 End of August 2016
September 9, 2016 End of October 2016
November 4, 2016 End of December 2016

The earliest possible beginning date for approved visits is 3-4 months after the application date.

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