Postdoctoral Scholarships - 10/2020

Hebrew version


Tel Aviv University offers Postdoctoral scholarships for one year from October 2020 for new Postdocs who are at the beginning of their academic career. 100% scholarship amounts to approximately 68,000 NIS (50% funded by the University and the remaining sum is matched by the fellow's advisor). The scholarship will be granted for one year.


The offered scholarships are as follows: 


20 University Scholarships – 50% provided by the University and the remaining sum is matched by the advisor:
  • 50% for Israeli fellow.
  • 100% for international fellow.
10 scholarships will be granted to outstanding candidates from leading universities abroad.


Three Pikovsky Valazzi Scholarships - 50% provided by Pikovsky Valazzi Fund and the remaining sum is matched by the advisor:
  • 50% for Israeli fellow. 
  • 100% for international fellow.
The scholarship will be offered for research in the fields of applied electronics, biotechnology and applied physics, that could be potentially applied in science based industries.
The fellowship is offered for one academic year, under the supervision of a senior faculty member at TAU. The fellow will not be considered a University employee, and will leave the research group at the end of the fellowship (an extension of the fellowship for an additional period will be possible only if funded fully by the supervisor). 




Eligible to apply:

  • New fellows only or Postdoctoral fellows at TAU that began their fellowship after April 1, 2020.
  • A candidate must have received their doctoral degree within five years prior to the start of the fellowship (October 2020).
  • Candidates who have yet to submit their dissertation by the date of the deadline, shall submit all the documents by 05.05.2020. Winners of the fellowship must produce a certificate of eligibility for PhD degree or a written proof of submission of the PhD thesis for review, no later than 1.09.2020. Candidates who will fail to submit such a document by 1.09.2020 will not be able to begin their fellowship and their scholarship will be immediately transferred to a candidate on the reserve list.


Not eligible to apply:

  • Tel Aviv University PhD graduates (unless they completed a postdoctoral fellowship elsewhere).
  • Tel Aviv University employees.


Supporting Documents (must be submitted to Research Students Office):

  • PhD diploma or certificate of eligibility noting the date the degree was awarded, or a written proof of submission of the PhD thesis for review.
  • A letter from a senior faculty member at TAU willing to serve as the fellow's advisor and commit to finance the matching scholarship.
  • A letter from the head of the department (at Tel Aviv University), confirming the fellowship.
  • Letters of recommendation, as follows:

- A letter from PhD advisor(s) (all advisors must submit a letter of recommendation).

- A letter from researcher outside of the University in which the candidate completed their doctoral studies.

- An additional letter of recommendation, from a researcher affiliated to a recognized academic institution, per candidate's choice.

  • A short research proposal (1-2 pages).
  • Current CV, including a list of publications.
  • An application form.



The applications will be reviewed by TAU's Postdoctoral Committee.

The application form and all the supporting documents must be submitted no later than May 05, 2020 to Research Students Office. The winners will be announced during June/July 2020.


Additional details are available on our website or at Research Students Office:

Senate building, room 215

Tel. No.: 03-6408161



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