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Opportunity profile: Research visits to the Holy City

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The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust brings professors and postdocs from all countries to Jerusalem

Israel punches above its weight in science, investing more than any other country in R&D as a fraction of gross domestic product. One of the most prominent schemes for researchers tempted by this land of plenty comes from the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, which supports research visits to Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fellowships are on offer for both visiting professors and postdoctoral researchers from any country outside of Israel and across all fields of study.

Visiting professorships are worth ILS 9,000 ($2,650) per month for associate professors and ILS 10,000 ($2,950) per month for full professors, lasting two to three months. Postdoctoral fellowships are worth up to ILS 6,050 ($1,780) per month, plus a monthly rental allowance of up to ILS 1,000 ($290), for a period of nine to 12 months, with the option of extending for a year. Both types of fellowship also include travel costs. This year the deadline for applications for visiting professorships is 30 November; for postdoctoral fellowships it’s 31 December.

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