Fulbright Israel and the University of Haifa plan to award a joint fellowship to a Senior Scholar. This fellowship enables an American senior scholar to pursue a semester of research and/or teaching at the University of Haifa to be carried out during the 2020/21 academic year. The program is open to all fields of study; scholars’ proposed activities may include research, lecturing, or a combination of lecturing and research.
The fellowship will support a visit of four months. Assistant professor or higher academic rank (or equivalent professional standing) is required.
A letter of invitation from the University of Haifa is required at the time of application. Each candidate is responsible for arranging their institutional affiliation with the University of Haifa independently, including development of the program of work for the proposed visit through contacts at the University of Haifa.
Additional general information on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program may be found on the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Interested candidates can find country information on Israel through the websites of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism.
- $6,000/month for unaccompanied grantees.
- $6,500/month for grantees accompanied by one dependent.
- $7,000/month for grantees accompanied by two or more dependents.
- Limited health insurance for the grantee only.
- Mandatory arrival orientation meeting.
- Opportunities to participate in various cultural and academic events hosted by USIEF during the course of the year.
Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. For full details on all Fulbright U.S. Scholar program eligibility requirements, visit CIES.
For full details on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar review process, visit CIES. During its review of the recommended pool of applications, USIEF applies the following criteria:
- Academic excellence (or equivalent professional or artistic excellence) is the primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates.
- Leadership qualities are an important evaluation criterion.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have not had substantial, recent professional experience in Israel.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have not had previous Fulbright grants.
- Hebrew/Arabic language proficiency is not an evaluation criterion.
- Possession of skills required to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Israel is an important evaluation criterion.
The Foundation reserves the exclusive right to determine, within the framework of applicable law and regulations, the qualitative standards for the evaluation of applications forwarded to it by the responsible agency in the United States. The Foundation is not under any obligation to provide the reasons for its decisions regarding the allocation of Fellowships.
The application deadline for 2020/21 Fellowships is September 16, 2019.
The Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship at Tel Aviv University is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) on behalf of the Department of State. Details on the program and on submission of applications may be found at CIES.
Those interested may also contact the CIES staff member responsible for the Middle East region for further information on the application process: Kaitlin Jewett, Institute of International Education.