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Fulbright Alumna, Dr. Rachel Sarig, among researchers who discover new species of human.
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Israeli researchers, among them Dr. Rachel Sarig, 2007 Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation fellow at Cleveland Museum, currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, have identified an unknown type of ancient human that lived more than 100,000 years ago, which they named the "Nesher Ramla Homo type". 

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Fulbright Alumna Mona Khoury-Kassabri was appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mona-Khoury Kassabri

Professor Mona-Khoury Kassabri, 2002 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Dean of  School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity. It's the first time an Arab woman will held a VP position at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Fulbright Alum Professor Manuel Trajtenberg to Head INSS
מנואל טרכטנברג

Congratulations Professor Trajtenberg on being selected by the INSS Board of Directors to head the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

Professor Trajtenberg was a Fulbright Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1985.

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Photo credit: Yossi Zamir

 

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Fulbright Alum Professor Zelig Eshhar Receives 2021 Dan David Prize

Congratulations to Professor Zelig Eshhar on being awarded the 2021 Dan David Prize in Molecular Medicine.

Prof. Eshhar was a Fulbright Researcher at Harvard University in 1973. Today he is the Marshall and Renette Ezralow Professor of Chemical and Cellular Immunology at Weizmann Institute of Science.

To read more about Professor Eshhar's work click here.

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Soad Younis, Fulbright scholar views professors and student colleagues as family
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Soad Younis, one of our 2019 MA Outreach Fellows, was featured on the website of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University.

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Supporting Female Mentorship at Work

Interesting, new article by our Fulbright alumna, Yasmine Kalkstein (2017 Senior Scholar at Ono Academic College) about female leadership and mentoring.

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Three Fulbright alumni among 2020 ERC Starting Grants
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The European Union has announced the recipients of its 2020 ERC Starting Grants, which include three Fulbright alumni: Dr. Idan Hod (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2013), Dr. Leeat Keren (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2016) and Dr. Merav Parter (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015). Congratulations!

Dr. Idan Hod is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Dr. Leeat Keren is the incumbent of the Fred and Andrea Fallek President’s Development Chair and a principal investigator at the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

Dr. Merav Parter is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

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Daniella Wenger's time as a Fulbrighter
Daniella Wenger

Read about our wonderful alumna Daniella Wenger's time as a Fulbrighter (ETA-English Teaching Assistant, 2018, Bezalel – Academy of Arts and Design) featured in the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies' blog.

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New! Fulbright - Microsoft Postdoctoral Fellowship
מיקרוסופט-פולברייט

Fulbright Israel is happy to announce a new partnership with Microsoft R&D center in Israel.

A new joint fellowship to one outstanding researcher who is planning to begin research in the United States in the 2021/22 academic year in the amount of $90,000 for a period of 12 months. 

For full details click here.

Registration is open until December 1st, 2020.

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Six Fulbright Alumni taking part in KillCorona research grant program
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Congratulations to all those who were selected to take part in the first series of the KillCorona research grant program, particularly our Fulbright Alumni. Prof. Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science; Prof. Nissim Benvenisty, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Assaf Bester, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Prof. Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science; Prof. Boaz Pokroy, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Prof. Gabriel Hodick, Maccabi Health Services.

All details of the research programs can be found in the link

 

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