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BCSC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel, 2016-2017

Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation (BCSC) is offering postdoctoral fellowships for 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowship is available at Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) which is open to scientists from all over the world. The current value of a yearly BCSC fellowship is approximately $25,000 USD. The application deadline is March 3, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are available for scholars performing research in topics related to drylands, including: desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology.
Course Level:
Fellowships are awarded for pursuing postdoctoral programme at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR).
Scholarship Provider:
Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation (BCSC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Israel

Eligibility: -Candidates for postdoctoral fellow status shall be any researcher who has been eligible for a Ph.D for a period not exceeding five years.
– Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who received their Ph.D. degree within the last five years from the start date of the postdoctoral position.
-The program is open to scientists from all over the world.
-The current value of a yearly BCSC fellowship is approximately $25,000 USD (paid in NIS (Israeli currency)). Housing costs are not included.
-Exceptional candidates may be awarded the prestigious Jacob Blaustein Fellowship, which includes a yearly fellowship of approximately $27,000 USD (paid in NIS (Israeli currency)), a roundtrip air ticket, and complementary lodging at the BIDR’s student/scholar housing unit. All applicants are automatically considered for this fellowship and no additional material is required to apply.
-Fellowships are not available to those who received their Ph.D. at BGU.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The fellowship is open to scientists from all over the world.

Scholarship Description: Candidates who are interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships from the Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation.

Duration of award(s): These fellowships are for the 2016-2017 academic year and are eligible to be renewed for a second year.

What does it covers? The amounts of the fellowships awarded by and through the BCSC and the arrangements for their payment shall be determined by the BCSC Administration and shall be reviewed periodically. The current amount of the monthly fellowship is the following:  NIS 5142(paid by the BCSC) and NIS 2571 (paid by the host). The scholarship is granted for one academic year. The Committee will decide whether to recommend granting the scholarship for an additional academic year, based on the fellow’s activity and achievements during the first year.

Selection criteria: Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who received their Ph.D. degree within the last five years from the start date of the postdoctoral position.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the BCSC Steering Committee’s decision in May 2016.

How to Apply: –Applicants must complete the application form online.
-You must send copies of your diplomas and grade transcripts, as PDF or Word attachments, to the BCSC office, by email.
-Select three referees and send them the Letter of Reference Letter of Reference form to complete. Your referees should be faculty members who have taught and/or worked with you.
-One of the referees should be your dissertation advisor. Ideally, another referee should be a scientist who is familiar with your work but is from a university other than your own. Please instruct your referees that their reference letters should be sent directly to the BCSC office, by email.
-Please ask your prospective BIDR host to complete the BIDR Host Form and submit it to the BCSC office by email.
-Please note that current BIDR postdocs in their first year of research who do not have a BCSC fellowship are eligible to apply for a BCSC Postdoctoral Fellowship, in accordance with BGU regulations.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 3, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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