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Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017, University of Haifa, Israel

Publish Date: Mar 27, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

The Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowships Program at the University of Haifa


  • A postdoctoral student is defined as someone continuing his training at the University of Haifa after obtaining PhD. from a different institution.
  • A postdoctoral fellowship is a living allowance for the period of Post-doctoral studies will be conducted under the guidance of a senior researcher from the University’s academic faculty (hereinafter, “the mentor”).


  • The fellowship is aimed at enabling the postdoctoral fellow to devote himself to advancing his research field of interest.

General Terms

A.  Applicants

  1. The postdoctoral study period must begin no later than five (5) years after the D. degree is confirmed.
  2. A student who has submitted his doctoral thesis for review and can supply confirmation of this can also apply for a postdoctoral The fellowship, if approved, will only be paid with the approval of the University’s committee for postdoctoral issues.
  3. A potential applicant who held any position at the University of Haifa while completing D. studies or afterward that was paid from the University’s regular budget, is not eligible for a fellowship.

B.   Fellowship Acceptance and Management

  1. Every year an announcement will be made to senior faculty members, asking them to propose candidates for the institutional postdoctoral fellowships programs.
  2. A University committee for postdoctoral issues will be established, headed by the Vice Rector, which will evaluate the candidates’ suitability for a fellowship and will submit its recommendations to the Rector for approval.
  3. The minimum period for postdoctoral studies is a full year – twelve (12) At the end of the first year, an extension can be requested for another full year – twelve (12) months.
  4. After finishing the institutional fellowship program, the fellow can, with the approval of the mentor, retain his status as a postdoctoral student for up to a total of five years, as long as during the additional period the fellowship is funded by sources obtained by the mentor.
  5. The department employing the postdoctoral fellow must provide appropriate conditions for the fellow to conduct his research.
  6. The department employing the postdoctoral fellow cannot condition the fellowship on the performance of any task that is not part of the fellow’s research Examples of non- research activities include: organizing conferences, administrative duties, marking student papers, and the like.
  7. A mentor cannot take on more than two postdoctoral fellows funded through the institutional program during the same year.
  8. At the end of the program the postdoctoral fellow will receive a confirmation of the postdoctoral fellowship, signed by the Rector.
  9. The postdoctoral fellowship can be used as a matching to obtain another grant, provided that all fellowships together will cover the same research proposal.

C.   Additional Employment

  1. A postdoctoral fellow receiving a full fellowship must devote the bulk of his time to his research, and may not engage in other work, paid or unpaid, during this period.
  2. In special cases approval may be given to teach for up to four weekly semester hours, on condition that this does not impact significantly on the fellow’s research and the additional work is not related to his research.
  3. Approval for additional employment must be given by the Rector, after consulting with the mentor and the employing department’s head.

D.   The Fellow’s Responsibilities

  1. At the end of the fellowship, the postdoctoral fellow must submit a report, approved by his mentor, to Suzan Aminpour in the Rector’s Office (, to receive his final payment.
  2. Any scientific article written during the postdoctoral training period must note that it was written while the author was on a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of The department in which the postdoctoral fellow is training must also be cited.
  3. The fellow must alert his mentor and Aminpour in the Rector’s Office at the above address to any of the following issues:
    • The availability of other sources of funding that may be put at his disposal (such as wages for teaching, other scholarships, etc.) during the period of his studies
    • An absence of more than two weeks during his period of study.

E.   Rights

  1. Every postdoctoral fellow will be registered with the Student Administration Office as a postdoctoral student at no additional costs.
  2. Every postdoctoral fellow will receive library and computing services from the University and priority for acceptance in the dormitories and for parking stickers (fees apply).
  3. Every postdoctoral fellow can register to two University courses each semester free of charge (with the course lecturer’s permission) 

F.   Halting the Fellowship

  1. In general, the University will not halt a fellow’s postdoctoral studies before the end of the stipulated It may do so, in exceptional cases only, with the approval of the mentor, while informing and coordinating with the fellow in a reasonable amount of time.
  2. In cases of disciplinary violations, the postdoctoral fellow will be subject to the disciplinary regulations that apply to academic faculty.
  3. A postdoctoral fellow interested in halting his studies will have to return the relative portion of his most recent payment and the fellowship funding will In any such case the mentor must inform the Vice Rector through Ms. Aminpour of the reasons for the fellow’s departure a month before the date of departure.
  • Deadline:  May 1st 2017
  • CommentsCandidates from all universities but for University of Haifa

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