3 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
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 2022/2023 academic year (starting October 2022).
Fulbright Israel awards are granted 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.
This program is designed to provide students opportunities for research advancement by utilizing local resources as well as gaining international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include 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.
Grant Length: 9 months (October 2022 - June 2023).
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.
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
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
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 Branden Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is highly recommended that letter(s) of invitation be included as part of the Fulbright application. 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, 2022.
- $20,000 living stipend
- Up to $1,000 for coursework for fellows (other than PhD candidates) for the entire academic year
- Limited health insurance for the grantee only
Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
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 is the primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates. Leadership qualities are also an important evaluation criterion.
Applications involving travel or research or study in the West Bank or Gaza will not be considered.
For travel around Israel, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Israel.
Additional Dependent Information
Grantees with school-aged children who have questions about the public school system in Israel at the grantees' expense can contact Branden Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.