Eligibility

The Azrieli Fellows Program is currently open to scholars at the postdoctoral level who are Canadian citizens or ones who have completed their doctorates at Canadian universities.

  • Scholars may undertake postdoctoral research in any field of study.
  • Candidates may apply at an early stage of their professional career and no later than four years after conferral of their PhD Diploma.
  • Candidates must not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position.
  • Scholars may apply in the last year of the PhD with a letter from the supervisor stating that the candidate will receive the doctorate by the summer. If the PhD is incomplete by the stated time then the candidate will forfeit the fellowship.
A candidate may reapply to the Azrieli Fellows Program if he or she is not accepted. Candidates will only be considered for reapplication one time.

The fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates are assessed on their potential to make cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields. Aspects of personal merit and leadership abilities are also taken into consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity or age.

Scholars who wish to apply must obtain an academic sponsor. The academic sponsor must be a faculty member at one of the seven participating Israeli academic institutions. Candidates must ensure that this sponsor is willing to actively support the research proposal because it is closely connected to and complements his or her area of expertise. Candidates must have written support from their academic sponsor illustrating the enthusiasm the sponsor has to actively collaborate on the proposed research. We will not be able to process an application without an academic sponsor.