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Foulkes Awards

Foulkes Awards
Mrs. Maureen Foulkes-Hajdu, foundation Chairman (left) and Prof. Yael Houri-Haddad, 2015 Senta Foulkes award winner (right). The late Dr. Ernest Foulkes, founder (background portrait). (Photo courtesy: Ms. Georgina Benton, founder's granddaughter)
The Foulkes Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1972 by Dr. Ernest Foulkes and managed by the Foulkes family in London. The Foulkes Fellowships were first awarded in 1975, and their purpose is to promote medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine. To this end, the foundation each year grants fellowships to students of medicine who are concurrently pursuing a PhD degree in the life sciences (MD/PhD). The fellowships are granted via The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

The fellowships are in the amount of up to £2,000 a year for a period of one to three years, depending upon the status of the applicant’s research. Candidates are selected by a committee of the Israel Academy, whose decisions are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the Foulkes Foundation in London. Academy Member Professor Moshe Oren of the Weizmann Institute chairs the selection committee (see here for the full list of the Israel Academy’s advisory committee members). Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit annual progress reports to the Foundation. 

Candidates who meet the following criteria may submit applications: 

Students from Israel pursuing an MD who have completed their pre-clinical studies and are concurrently pursuing a doctoral degree in the life sciences, with an approved doctorate program (Stage B). Eligibility for the current cycle is limited to applicants who have not yet completed their doctoral dissertation and are not expected to complete it by October 2022.

Call for Submission of Applications for Foulkes Foundation Fellowships in Israel 

The guidelines and forms, in English and Hebrew, may be downloaded from the website of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at the following links:
 
Deadline for submission of applications:
Sunday, 17 April 2022. 
 

Address to submit applications:
Applications, completed according to the guidelines, should be submitted to Dr. Yael Ben Haim at the following
e-mail: foulkes_application@academy.ac.il 

Foulkes Foundation Fellows, 2021
Sharon Grisaru, Tel Aviv University
Maya Braun, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael Murninkas, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Michael Murninkas, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yaniv Makayes, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Liran Levi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Foulkes Foundation Fellows, 2020:
Fadi Aeed, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Essam Assaly, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Rafael Brzezinski, Tel Aviv University
Yair Gatt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Janan Mohamad, Tel Aviv University
Assad Shiti, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Dan Vershkov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Foulkes Foundation Fellows with continuing fellowships from previous years:
Yoav Charpak-Amikam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Elyahu Yehezquel, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
 

The Senta Foulkes Research Prize

The 2021 Senta Foulkes Awards winner is Dr. Tamar Harel from the Department of Genetics in the Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
 
Once in three years, the Foundation presents the Senta Foulkes Award of up to £2,500. The next award for excellence in research will be granted by the Foulkes family in 2024. 
Eligible for this special recognition prize are recipients of the Foulkes Awards, who have shown excellence in their research and their academic achievements. Priority will be given to doctors who have remained actively involved in medical practice. The applicant should describe the nature of these activities in her/his application.
Applicants should be at least 3 years past approval of their PhD and MD degrees (the latter of the two) at the time of submission.
 
Recipients of the Senta Foulkes Research Prize
2018: Dr. Chamutal Gur, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015: Professor Yael Houri-Haddad, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012: Dr. Rabea Asleh, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology


For further information, please contact Dr. Yael Ben Haim, yaelb@academy.ac.il