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Fellowships to USA and Israel Postdoctoral Fellows for Agricultural Research

Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship


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Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA and Israel postdoctoral fellows for agricultural research. Preference will be given to applicants researching novel topics in the field. The purpose of this program is to support cooperative agricultural research by placing postdoctoral fellows from one country with established scientists at host institutions in the other. Fellows will travel to the host country to carry out their research.

The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies in universities and research institutes in the United States and Israel. The primary objective of the fellowship is to enable these young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. Recipients will travel to the host country to carry out their research. 

BARD gives preference to applicants with innovative research topics that are relevant to agricultural issues. Applicants are evaluated based on academic excellence in their field of study. Such excellence should be reflected in the application. Measures of performance include indicators of productivity (e.g., publications, presentations at scientific meetings), indicators of meritorious impact on the field of study (participation in scientific societies, awards and recognitions, proven teaching achievements) and other indications of a commitment to excellence in the discipline.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Citizens of either Israel or the USA, who will have fulfilled all the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in their home country within three years prior to the initiation of the fellowship, are eligible to apply.

The BARD fellowship is not available for the continuation of or concurrent to any existing fellowship in the other country.

For one year following the conclusion of the fellowship, recipients are ineligible to submit a BARD research proposal in which they are the PI or Co-PI affiliated with an institution in the host country. They may submit as a PI or Co-PI only if affiliated with an institution in their home country. Fellows can submit as a collaborating investigator with affiliation from either country.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: Dec 15, 2023

Estimated Size of Grant
Award amount: $55,000 including travel expenses.

Term of Contract
BARD postdoctoral fellowships are for a period of one year; however, BARD sees a two-year postdoctoral period as an optimum (see Extensions information on page 6 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below).

Contact Information
Apply online at available 1 month prior to the submission date.

P.O. Box 1519
Rishon LeZion 7505101
Tel: (+972)-3-9683834
Fax: (+972)-3-9662506

Financial arrangements will be made in coordination with BARD's Controller’s office:

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