Postdoctoral Scholarships - 10/2021

Hebrew version


This year, the scholarships will be awarded for each semester separately. 

Current call refers to scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester (October 2021).

An additional call will be published later this year, for spring semester (March 2021).


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Tel Aviv University offers Postdoctoral scholarships for one year from October 2021 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 imatched by the fellow's supervisor). The scholarship will be granted for one year.


The offered scholarships are as follows: 


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


One Pikovsky Valazzi Scholarship - 50% provided by Pikovsky Valazzi Fund and the remaining sum matched by the supervisor:
  • 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 that began their fellowship at Tel Aviv University after April 1, 2021.
  • A candidate must have received their doctoral degree within five years prior to the start of the fellowship (October 2021).
  • Candidates who have yet to submit their dissertation by the date of the deadline, shall submit all the documents April 4th, 2021. 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 September 1st, 2021. Candidates who will fail to submit such a document by September 1st, 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 supervisor 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 supervisor(s) (all supervisors 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 by email no later than April 4, 2021 to Research Students Office. The winners will be announced during June/July 2021.


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


Tel.: 03-6408161


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