The Azrieli Foundation selects a maximum of 24 Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded each year: up to 18 fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), up to three in Humanities, and up to three in Social Sciences.
At the time of application, all applicants are required to have an academic sponsor who is a faculty member at one of the following Israeli institutions: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science. The academic sponsor will confirm the candidate’s suitability, undertake to actively support, collaborate and share relevant expertise with the candidate, and ensure availability of facilities to carry out the proposed research. In STEM fields, the academic sponsor will undertake payment of 25% of the stipend, amounting to ILS 84,000 for two years.
The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellows are selected according to a highly competitive process focused on academic and research excellence without regard to any institutional affiliations, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or age. Candidates are assessed on their potential to make cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields. Personal merit and leadership abilities are also taken into consideration.
The selection process will take place in four stages. At the end of each stage, a short list of candidates will advance to the next stage.