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2017 Fulbright Specialist Programs in Israel

Posted: 4/11/2017 (Funding)

The Fulbright Specialist Program provides support for short (2-6 week) visits by US academics or senior professionals in the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • American/US studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biology education
  • Business administration
  • Chemistry education
  • Communications & journalism
  • Computer science and IT
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering education
  • Environmental science
  • Law
  • Library science
  • Math education
  • Peace and conflict resolution studies
  • Physics education
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public/global health
  • Sociology
  • Social work
  • Urban planning

Fulbright Specialist projects may include activities such as lecturing to undergraduate or graduate students; professional consultations and advising; participation in workshops, symposia or conferences; and development and/or evaluation of academic curricula or educational materials. Projects are encouraged that contribute to the creation of new academic programs or fields of study in Israel. The program does not fund personal and clinical medical research.

Grant Benefits:

The program provides the specialist with round trip airfare (tourist class) and a $200 day honorarium. In-country hospitality (lodgings, meals, in-country transportation) is provided by the Israeli host institution/s, according to terms agreed in direct contacts between the Specialist and the institution/s concerned.

Application Procedures:

US specialists interested in visiting Israel must submit their application to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Application instructions and forms may be found on the CIES website,

Israeli institutions interested in hosting a Fulbright Specialist must submit a request to host the visit to the United States-Israel Educational Foundation. Instructions and forms may be obtained by contacting:

Imri Grinberg, Program manager

Tel: 5172131 ext 203, Email:

Tally Barkay, Program coordinator

Tel: 5172131 ext 205, Email:

There is no deadline, the admission is rolling based

We advise to submit at least 90 days prior to the project’s starting date.

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