Objectives of Postdoctoral Fellowship
Postdoctoral fellowship aims to enable emerging scholars who have been awarded a PhD from another institution to engage in advanced scientific research as part of an existing research group or in an established field of research under the guidance of a senior faculty member. The goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to train the fellows towards the next stage in their career as researchers in academia or industry.
In exceptional cases, and subject to approval by Postdoctoral Fellows Committee, the fellowship can be also awarded to:
Postdoctoral Fellows Committee
The Postdoctoral Committee is chaired by Vice Rector and will include the Vice President for Research and Development as well as one representative from each faculty. The Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for postdoctoral position at TAU.
Amount and Duration of Scholarship
The amount of scholarship is determined by University Authorities and is subject to periodical update.
The minimum amount for an Israeli fellow is a 100% scholarship (68,850 NIS per year / 5,723 NIS per month); and 150% for an international fellow (103,275 NIS per year / 8,585 NIS per month). Minimum duration of a scholarship is one year.
Scholarship may be raised up to 200%. In exceptional cases, and subject to Committee's approval, the scholarship may be raised to 225%.
Employment of Postdoctoral Fellows in Teaching
A fellow shall not engage in other employment during the period of the fellowship (either in the University or otherwise), and shall dedicate all his/her time and efforts to the fellowship for its entire duration.
Notwithstanding the above, the fellow shall be entitled to engage in teaching in TAU, for up to four weekly hours during the academic year. In this case, the fellow will receive remuneration as established by University Authorities.
Certification of Fellowship
Upon completion of postdoctoral training period, the fellow will be eligible for certification attesting to his/her participation in the program and the duration of fellowship.
Handling & Processing
Any questions and inquiries concerning postdoctoral fellowship program may be referred to the Research Students Office at the Academic Secretariat:
Senate Building, room 215
Registration for Postdoctoral Program
Individuals complying with the following requirements may apply to the program:
Applications may be submitted throughout the year, if the scholarship is funded by the supervisor or by an external party, outside of TAU.
A call for matching scholarships (50% funded by the University, the rest funded by the postdoctoral advisor) will generally be advertised once a year, in January-February, for candidates wishing to begin their studies in October the same year.
Documents required for application:
All applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship will be submitted for approval to the Postdoctoral Fellows Committee.
The application must be submitted in full before it can be reviewed by the Committee. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Documents must be submitted by email to the Research Students Office.
The candidates will be informed about the results of their application within three weeks.
Services for Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to receive a student card which is used as an identification card on campus, including libraries, and as an access card to buildings in which the research takes place. In addition, it can be used to receive various student discounts.
In order to obtain a student card, please fill out a request form and send it to the Research Students Office. Please don't forget to attach a photo of you to the email. Student cards are usually issued within ten working days.
Parking on campus
Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to receive a blue parking permit allowing access to campus through all gates and valid for parking areas B and C.
In order to receive a parking permit, please contact the Safety and Security Unit (03-6405599) to provide vehicle registration details.
A TAU email account will become available after scholarship secretary of your dpartment sets you up in the University's system.
Postdoctoral scholarships do not include any type of insurance, including health insurance. Fellows must arrange for insurance coverage independently.
For more information, please contact TAU's Housing and Insurance Coordinator, or TAU's PhD and Postdocs Coordinator.