3 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), known as Fulbright Israel, plans to award up to 3 grants to open study/research students during the 2024/2025 academic year (starting October 2024).
This program is designed to provide students with opportunities for research advancement by utilizing local resources as well as gaining international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include an independent library, archival or field research, consultations with local professors, or a combination of such activities. Along with opportunities for research and engagement with local resources, there are invaluable opportunities to meet and work with the local professionals and experts of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative experiences.
October 2024 - June 2025.
No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Israel will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation. Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival.
An in-country orientation is also held at the beginning of the academic year upon arrival.
The Fulbright Research Fellowship is intended to enrich and advance candidates’ research by utilizing local resources and specific expertise.
Fulbright Israel offers grants on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Applications should showcase a reasoned and well-explained research plan with stated goals and milestones for the following year and future. Academic excellence and leadership qualities are the primary criterions for the evaluation of candidates in country after NSC determines the semi-finalist status.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Candidates must be hosted by an accredited Israeli institution of higher education. For the complete list of such institutions, click here. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own institutional affiliations in Israel. Applicants needing potential contacts should email USPROGRAMS@fulbright.org.il.
It is highly recommended that letter(s) of invitation be included as part of the Fulbright application at deadline. The letter of invitation is a formal hosting commitment, that includes designation of the faculty member who will serve as the candidate’s adviser.
Fulbright Israel will accept invitation letters from candidates during the semi-finalist phase. Please note that candidates are only able to have three invitation letters in total. Therefore, if two invitation letters were uploaded with the application by the application deadline, only one will be accepted during the semi-finalist phase, unless semi-finalists indicate that a previously submitted invitation letter should be removed and replaced by a new one.
Additional letter(s) of invitation must be emailed to email@example.com no later than February 28, 2024.
- Living stipend $28,000
- Payment of tuition for course work for fellows other than PhD candidates up to a maximum of $2,000 for the entire academic year
- Limited health insurance for the grantee only
Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements.
Applications involving travel or research or study in the Palestinian Territories, West Bank or Gaza, will not be considered.