Apply Now for the Azrieli Foundation’s 2021 International Postdoctoral Fellowship in STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Sponsored by the Azrieli Foundation

Applications open on September 1, 2020 for the 2021 Cohort

The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship supports the best and brightest minds in their postdoctoral research, connecting them with world-class academics and leading researchers. By enabling multidisciplinary study and the cross-pollination of ideas, the Azrieli Fellows aim to break down academic silos, encourage creative thinking and drive solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The fellowship provides generous funding for eligible international applicants to conduct research in any academic discipline at accredited institutions in Israel, a country long recognized for outstanding achievements in research and higher education. The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded without regard to religion, gender, age or ethnicity.

Ideal candidates will have an excellent academic track record and the potential to perform groundbreaking research, alongside an intellectual curiosity that transcends their field of study. They will possess a character that facilitates scientific and societal leadership, promoting change.

Up to 24 fellowships are awarded per year: 18 fellowships in STEM fields, 3 in Humanities, and 3 in Social Sciences.


Candidates who have received or will receive their PhD degrees at a recognized university in the EU or EFTA states, UK and Canada, may apply.
Eligible countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.


The value of the Fellowship is approximately € 47,000 (ILS 188,000) per year, including funds reserved for research and travel.


The official starting date of the Fellowship is October 2021, which is the beginning of the Israeli academic year 2021-22. However, candidates are permitted to start their Fellowship as early as June 2021 and no later than March 2022.

The Fellowship is offered for two years. Renewal for a third year will be considered favorably based on a competitive evaluation process.

How to Apply

Requirements are detailed in the Guidelines on our website.

Please note that candidates are required to have an academic sponsor who is a faculty member at an Israeli university. It is strongly recommended that you seek an academic sponsor as soon as possible.

Deadline: The online application process opens September 1, 2020, and ends November 1, 2020.

Next Steps

Award notifications will be sent by February 15, 2021.

For any questions, please contact: [email protected]

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