Fulbright Specialist Program

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 World Learning.

The program of work for a Fulbright 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 Fulbright 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

For details about applying, please CLICK HERE

Each candidate’s Israeli host institution must submit a request to host his/her visit to the United States-Israel Educational Foundation.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting Noa Turgeman, US Programs Officer. 

Applications are on a rolling base admission.  USIEF recommends allowing a minimum of 90 days between application submission and your anticipated start date.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I have been awarded another grant(s) to study/conduct research in the United States. Am I eligible to apply for a Fulbright award?
Yes, recipients of other grants are eligible for Fulbright awards. Applicants, however, are encouraged to check with their U.S. universities/institutions/or other grant sources to ascertain if the Fulbright award will be deducted from their funding.
May my spouse apply for a Fulbright grant at the same time that I apply?
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.

For further information or inquiries, please contact: 
Noa Turgeman
phone: 03-5172131 ext. 203
e-mail: NoaT@fulbright.org.il

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