UNESCO/Israel Co-Sponsored Fellowships for Post Doctoral Studies

Within the framework of UNESCO’s Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme is being launched with Israel’s Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, and, the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, with a view to promoting post-doctoral study and research.

Ten (10) fellowships will be awarded to post-doctoral candidates from developing countries interested in undertaking research in state-of-the-art universities/institutions in Israel.

Candidates should be young professionals originating from UNESCO’s developing Member States who, through their enthusiasm and innovative research are making valuable contributions.

The UNESCO/Israel Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially in the young, deserve to be encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community.

The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of young women and men, in devising solutions to problems confronting humankind today and tomorrow.

The programme is designed to identify and reward 10 deserving, committed and talented young women and men from the developing world, active in research in various academic fields with an emphasis on science and technology and water studies.

Candidates must be engaged in pursuing research at the post-doctoral level in all fields of academic studies.

Special attention will be given to candidatures on behalf of women and from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).


Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Be from a developing country.
  • Candidates must have received within three years their PhD degree.
  • Only candidates with the necessary qualifications, who demonstrate outstanding intellectual promise and personal qualities, shall be considered under this programme.
  • Candidates must be able to integrate an on-going research programme being conducted at one of the universities/institutes listed
  • Candidates must be able to communicate in English and are required to provide the TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) obtained.
  • Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

    Fields of study: Open to all academic subjects with priority given to engineering, sciences and water technology

    Duration of Proposed Study/Research: 1 Academic Year (Where warranted, the fellowship may be extended for up to an additional year)

    Deadline: 30th October

    For more information and application, visit: UNESCO/Israel Co-Sponsored Fellowships for Post Doctoral Studies Website