4 PhD Research Program
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length4 Months
The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), known as Fulbright Israel, plans to award up to 4 grants to PhD students for one semester of research during the 2024/2025 academic year (starting October 2024).
This program is designed to provide research opportunities 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 this Fulbright Program offers 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.
One semester during the 2024/2025 academic year (starting October 2024).
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.
Fulbright Israel offers grants on the basis of innovation, 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
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
The letter(s) of invitation are required. It is highly recommended that the letter(s) of invitation be included as part of the Fulbright application by the application 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.
- $13,000 living stipend
- Limited health insurance for the grantee only
Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements.