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Fulbright Awards For Israelis

Will I be at a disadvantage if I have studied previously in the United States?

Yes. While applicants who have had a previous U.S. experience may receive awards, preference will be given to applicants without such experience.

Can I apply for more than one Fulbright award category?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements of each of the programs to which you apply. However, you may receive only one Fulbright Fellowship at any given point in time.

I hold dual citizenship – both Israeli and American. Am I eligible to apply for a Fulbright award?

No. Only Israeli citizens are eligible to apply. Israeli citizens holding citizenship of another country other than the U.S. in addition to Israel are eligible to apply.

I am already enrolled in a program in the U.S. May I apply for a Fulbright award to complete my program?

No. Fulbright awards are granted to applicants who have not commenced their programs in the U.S.

I am a qualified medical doctor. May I apply for the post-doctoral program?

Yes, if you intend to carry out research in the United States, which will not involve you in clinical contact with patients.  Post-doctoral Fellowships are not available to support clinical internships.

Can I avail myself of a Fulbright award for a project that I want to work on in Israel?

No. Fulbright awards are for study/research in the United States only.

Are Fulbright grants available for attending conferences, seminars and paper presentations in the U.S. and other countries?

Fulbright grants are not awarded for these purposes.

Are Fulbright grants available for Master’s/ Bachelor’s studies in the U.S.?

Fulbright grants are not available for undergraduate studies in the U.S.  USIEF offers a Master’s degree program, which is open to candidates in all disciplines, except business administration and, architecture, art and fields in which clinical contact with patients is required.

How do I apply for an award?

You should read the Instructions and Information and submit your Application Form using the Applications Embark online system.  Applications which are not submitted online cannot be considered.

Do I have to be in a certain field of study to qualify for a Fulbright Fellowship?

Unless otherwise noted, Fulbright awards are offered to candidates in all academic disciplines, except where specified and for those intending to take part in programs which involve clinical activities on the part of the the Fellow him/herself.

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