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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

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


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4 PhD Research Program

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
4 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

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 2021/2022 academic year (starting October 2021). 

Fulbright Israel awards are granted 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.     

This program is designed to provide research opportunties 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 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.

Grant Period

4 Months

One semester during the 2021/2022 academic year (starting October 2021).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, Fulbright Israel will schedule a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation during summer 2021.

Candidate Profile

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 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

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


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 Noa Turgeman at

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. 

Additioanl letter(s) of invitation must be emailed to no later than February 28, 2021.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

- $13,000 living stipend 

- Limited health insurance for the grantee only


Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.

Candidates who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree by the application deadline are also not eligible to apply. For Postdoc fellowships in Israel, please check the available Fulbright US Scholar grants.

Security Information

For travel around Israel, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Israel.


Grantees are responsible for housing arrangments. 

Additional Dependent Information

Grantees with school aged children who have questions about the public school system in Israel at the grantees' expense can contact Noa Turgeman at


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Noa Turgeman