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Fulbright Awards For Israelis

May my spouse apply for a Fulbright grant at the same time that I apply?

Yes.

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 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.

What grades are required to meet the criteria of the Fulbright award?

Most successful candidates are normally in the top tier o tier respective classes and fields.  In the post-doctoral program, no minimum grade point average is fixed by the Foundation.  However, there are many applicants for each fellowship available, and thus candidates who do not have high averages may be at a disadvantage.

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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