Council for Higher Education & The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Excellence Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers



Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

The Council for Higher Education in Israel and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are pleased to announce the sixth call of the Excellence Fellowship Program in Israel for Outstanding International Postdoctoral Researchers. This program signifies Israel’s commitment to the promotion of international scientific collaborations and to the advancement of world-class research. Through this initiative, Israel offers top recent PhD graduates (up to four years from graduation), of all academic disciplines, the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in Israel with leading scientists and scholars in their field.


  • twenty fellowships
  • the fellowships will be awarded for two years
  • the amount of 160,000 NIS (~47,000 $) per year
  • the program will start on October 1, 2023

Submission Guidelines

The following materials should be submitted in English in one PDF file per candidate, in the following order, by October 1, 2022 to Mrs. Batsheva Shor, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, at the following address: with the Subject: "Application Material for Dr. _________________".

  • Application form
  • Application letter: max. 2 pages, font Arial size 12, line spacing 1.5
  • Letter of recommendation from the host supervisor: max. 2 pages on formal letterhead
  • Commitment letter signed by the rector of the host university on formal letterhead indicating that the university will cover the required financial contribution to the fellowship
  • CV and list of publications (list only)
  • Short description of research, including preliminary results if such exist (2 pages)
  • Candidates who have not yet finished their PhD are required to submit a confirmation from that the candidate will fulfill thesis defense prior to the commencement of the fellowship and is expected to receive his/her doctoral degree within the first year of the fellowship

In addition:

  • Two letters of recommendation, up to 2 pages each, should be sent by their authors, printed on official stationery, directly to the Academy at: with the Subject: "Recommendation Letter for Dr. _____________" by October 1, 2022.


Selection Process

A committee comprising members of the Israel Academy of Science and the Humanities, the Israel Young Academy, and leading scholars and scientists in Israeli academia, will select the fellows based on academic and research excellence. Awardees will be notified by January 15, 2023.

For additional information please click here or contact Batsheva Shor at