Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Israel


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7 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

Fulbright grantees should plan to arrive in Israel in the Fall of 2017 in order to participate in the in-country orientation. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Applicants with little or no previous experience in Israel receive preference. Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates in all fields.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Proficiency in Hebrew and/or Arabic is considered in the evaluation of applications only if required in order to carry out the research proposed.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Host institutions must be accredited by the Israel Council for Higher Education. Each candidate should try to arrange his/her institutional affiliation in Israel independently, including identification of a faculty member willing to serve as their adviser. If assistance is required, the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) will attempt to help candidates identify suitable host institutions. It is recommended that a letter or letters of invitation be included with the candidate's application.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) will cover tuition for grantees other than Ph.D. candidates up to an amount of $4,000. For Ph.D. candidates, USIEF will pay the cost of affiliation to the university, but not tuition for courses. USIEF will also cover Hebrew or Arabic language study fees up to a maximum of $1,700. A research allowance of $500 will be provided upon submission of a request to USIEF.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Israel at the time of application are not eligible to apply.


Specific Considerations:

Applications involving travel to or research or study in the West Bank or Gaza will not be considered.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Further information can be found on the Foundation's website.

Interested candidates can find country information about Israel on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website under the heading, "Facts About Israel" http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/AboutIsrael/Pages/default.aspx.


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards New

Award Profile:

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) will award approximately four English Teaching Assistant Grants.  ETAs are considered part of USIEF’s program and will be entitled to a stipend and participation in Fulbright enrichment activities.  USIEF will also cover Hebrew or Arabic language study fees up to a maximum of $1,700. The grantees will be placed in colleges located in the south or the north of the country.


Grant Period:

Nine months (October 2017 to the end of June 2018). ETAs should plan to arrive in Israel in the Fall of 2017 in order to participate in the Foundation’s in-country orientation.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Attending the Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington D.C. in June or July 2017 is a condition of the grant.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching English language and also American culture to Israeli Jewish and Israeli Arab college students. Applicants in all academic fields are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in English literature, TEFL/ linguistics, American studies or education. Applicants with little or no previous experience in Israel will receive preference.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Placement Type:

ETAs will be placed in English classes at colleges according to their background, level of teaching experience, and field of knowledge.

ETAs assist English teachers in the classroom for up to 20 hours per week. They may be asked to conduct conversation practice in small groups and/or help students from underprivileged communities with a poor command of the English language. Assignments may vary depending on the colleges' needs and the ETAs' abilities.


Ineligibility:

Candidates residing in Israel at the time of application are not eligible to apply.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

Further information can be found on the Foundation’s website www.fulbright.org.il.

Interested candidates can find country information about Israel on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website under the heading, "Facts About Israel" http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/AboutIsrael/Pages/default.aspx.


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.