7 Fellowships in Israel for Students and Professionals

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If you’ve always dreamed of living and working in Israel, these fellowships for professionals and students could make that a reality! There are programs for research, social justice, language learning, and more. If one of these sounds like a good fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowships

The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation provides fellowships to U.S. citizens who are college graduates to pursue a master’s degree in English at the prestigious IDC Herzliya’s Raphael Recanati International School, located near Tel Aviv. The Fellowship covers tuition at the IDC (up to $16,000). Levy Fellows must enroll in one of the IDC’s security-related MA programs: (1) counter-terrorism and homeland security, or (2) diplomacy and conflict studies. Candidates must be U.S. citizens under age 30 at the time of application and should have studied in the fields of military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, history, or similar fields.

Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship supports the best and brightest minds in their postdoctoral research, connecting them with world-class academics and leading researchers. 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 fellowship is open to candidates who have received or will receive, their Ph.D. at a recognized university in the EU or EFTA states, UK and Canada.

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support both language study and (optional) research and internships in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, with a focus on studying less commonly taught languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Boren Fellows apply their advanced degrees to work in the federal government for at least 1 year after graduation and receive exclusive opportunities and preferential consideration for government careers.

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, with a focus on studying less commonly taught languages. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Max scholarship awards are $8K for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only), $12.5K for a semester, and $25K for a full academic year. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least 1 year after graduation and receive exclusive opportunities and preferential consideration for government careers.

Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers

The Council for Higher Education in Israel and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are seeking top young recent Ph.D. graduates to take on a postdoctoral position with leading scientists and scholars in Israel on cutting-edge research in all fields of science, social science, and humanities. The fellowship is open to international candidates who have received a Ph.D. from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel less than 4 years from the time of application. Fellows will be awarded for two years the amount of 160,000 NIS (~$47,000) per year.

NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship

The NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship is a 10-month immersive experience in Israel, where fellows work on cutting-edge social justice issues alongside veteran activists. Fellows spend four days per week working on the front lines of social change in Israel at a premiere Israeli social change organization. In addition to monthly seminars, fellows will learn about the coalition and movement building from experts. Living expenses are covered by a stipend. Fellows should have strong Hebrew language skills or proficiency in Arabic.

Shapiro Family Fellowship

The Shapiro Family Fellowship is a highly selective, yearlong experience designed to cultivate future leaders of the New York Jewish community through high-level discussion with peers, leaders, and mentors in the U.S. and Israel. The fellowship includes yearlong programming that provides meaningful personal and professional development, and deepened knowledge of Israel, the New York Jewish community, and UJA-Federation of New York, and a 10-day trip to Israel. Candidates for the fellowship must be between 22-35 years old, live in the greater New York metropolitan area, and must have traveled to Israel at least once prior to application.

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