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Emergency Postdoctoral Fellowships for Israeli Researchers in Israel

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities established an emergency program to aid outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have been unable to embark upon or complete their research programs abroad in the current academic year on account of the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many difficulties for the scientific world in general and for young researchers in particular. In view of the importance of postdoctoral studies for the advancement of scientific research, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities established an emergency program to aid outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have been unable to embark upon or complete their research programs abroad in the current academic year on account of the COVID-19 crisis.

For this purpose, the Israel Academy set up a fund to award five (later expanded to ten) two-year grants for postdoctoral research at Israeli universities to young Israeli researchers in any academic field. Each grant is in the amount of NIS 150,000 per year, half of it funded by the Academy, and the other half, at least, by the host university (real matching). In recognition of the outstanding quality of the awardees, the universities were invited to increase their share of the grants significantly beyond the amount of their standard post-doctoral grants.

Recipients of the Emergency Postdoctoral Fellowships for Israeli Researchers in Israel, 2020/2021:

 

  • Dr. Zohar Arnon, for postdoctoral research in biotechnology under the supervision of Prof. Lihi Adler-Abramovich at Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Orit Berhani, for postdoctoral research in the life sciences under the supervision of Prof. Ofer Mandelboim at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Tzilla Eshel, for postdoctoral research in archaeology under the supervision of Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar at Ariel University
  • Dr. Maor Farid, for postdoctoral research in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Prof. Oleg Gendelman at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Eliane Hadas Yardeni, for postdoctoral research in the life sciences under the supervision of Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami at the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Shir Hochwald-Liber, for postdoctoral research in physics and engineering under the supervision of Prof. Rachela Popovtzer
  • Dr. Ori Katz, for postdoctoral research in law under the supervision of Professors Ilana Ritov and Doron Teichman at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Tom Levy, for postdoctoral research in the life sciences under the supervision of Prof. Amir Sagi at Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Dr. Hadas Shalit Peleg, for postdoctoral research in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Anat Milo at Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Dr. Netanel Shpiegel, for postdoctoral research in chemical sciences under the supervision of Prof. Doron Aurbach at Bar-Ilan University