Today the Ministry of Education announced that Fulbright Alum, Professor Jehoash Hirshberg, has been awarded the Israel Prize, in the field of Music for 2023.
During his career, Hirshberg has researched the musical heritage of the Karaite Jews in Israel, the history of the music of the Yishuv (1880-1948), music in migrant and refugee societies and the origins of the early classical concerto.
The prize committee stated that the prize had been awarded to Professor Hirshberg for his extensive international and national research skills and for his outstanding contribution to the research of original artistic composition in Israel, with extensive music exploration during the settlement of Israel, as well as monographies of famous composers.
Professor Jehoash Hirshberg was awarded 1966 Fulbright Graduate student fellowship to peruse his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fulbright Israel is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sender Cohen as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Cohen is the Chief Investment Officer of Schusterman Interests LLC, the investment office for the Schusterman family as well as for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. Previously, Mr. Cohen was President of Soros Capital, and prior to that he was the Director of Research and Head of External Allocations at Soros Fund Management, as well as a Managing Director at Duquesne Capital Management. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the boards of the Israel Institute as well as Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) and is a trustee emeritus of Yeshiva University and the founder of the Natan Fund. He lives in New York with his wife and four children.
Mr. Cohen was selected to lead the bi-national board by U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas R. Nides. As the United States’ flagship international academic exchange program, Fulbright fosters academic and cultural ties between the people of the United States and people from more than 140 countries around the world. Since 1956, the Fulbright program with Israel has provided fellowships to more than 3,600 American and Israeli students, writers, teachers, and scholars. Alumni of Fulbright exchanges between Israel and the United States include Nobel, Pulitzer, and Wolf Prize laureates, members of Knesset, and countless leaders in academia, industry, and public service.
Congratulations to Fulbright Israel alumna Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro on her ERC 2022 Proof of Concept Grant. Prof. Satchi-Fainaro (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2001) received the prestigious European Research Councils Horizon 2022 Proof of Concept Grant for her project "Modular Targeted Nanoplatform for Immune Cell Regulation and Therapy" to explore the commercial or societal possibilities of cutting-edge frontier research.
Full list of all selected researchers in the this link.
: Erik Sultan
Dr. Rony Dahan (Fulbright Doctoral fellow 2009) for his research titled: "Immune Synapse Engagement as a Novel Approach for Cancer Immunotherapy."
Professor Asya Rolls (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2008) for her research titled: "Neuronal control of fascia."
Professor Tom Schonberg (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2009) for his research titled: "Identification and change of passive value markers in the laboratory and naturalistic environments."
Professor Hila Shamir (Fulbright Doctoral fellow 2004) for her research titled: "A New Labour Law for Supply Chain Capitalism."
Full list of all selected researchers in the following link.
Three Fulbright alumni from Israel are the recipients of the prestigious 2022 ERC Starting Grants:
Prof. Naama Geva-Zatorsky (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2011) for her research titled: "Deciphering host-gut microbiota spatio-functional plasticity in inflammation"
Dr. Yair Hartman (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015) for his research titles: "Random Walks on Groups, Commutative and Noncommutative Dynamics"
Dr. Hadas Soifer (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2014) for her research titled: "Band-resolved imaging and nonlinear optical control of currents in topological materials"
Full list of all selected researchers in this link.
The European Union has announced the recipients of its 2021 ERC Starting Grants, which include four Fulbright alumni: Prof. Nir Bitansky (Fulbright Doctoral fellow 2011), Dr. Shay Solomon (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2016), Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015) and Dr. Asaf Vivante (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2013). Congratulations!
Prof. Nir Bitansky a faculty member at Tel Aviv University's School of Computer Science.
Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Materials and Interfaces in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Dr. Shay Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Asaf Vivante is a Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Sheba Medical Center.
To read more about the grants, click here.
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".
To read more click here.
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.
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.
To read more about the new appointment, click here.
Photo credit: Yossi Zamir
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.