Scholarship programs

Scholarship programs

David Ben-Gurion Memorial Scholarship in Israel for students from NRW

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David Ben-Gurion Memorial Scholarship in Israel for students from NRW

Do you want to gain international experience in a fascinating country with excellent research facilities? Then a post doc stay in Israel could be just the thing for you! The David Ben-Gurion Scholarship from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia offers the opportunity to carry out a research project of your choice in Israel.

You will not only get the opportunity to further qualify yourself in your field of research, but you will also actively help to promote German-Israeli ties by creating new networks in application-oriented science and research.

The grant was awarded by the state government in 2018 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel in memory of the founder of the state, David Ben-Gurion.

Who can apply?

Highly qualified candidates who have completed their doctorate with distinction (at least magna cum laude or very good) at a university in North Rhine-Westphalia before starting their scholarship.
Strong English language skills are required.

What does the scholarship include?

The scholarship is for a period of 12 months. It not only promotes the implementation of a research project at an Israeli university or research institute in the fields of nanotechnology, materials and life sciences, energy technology, engineering, or computer science. It also includes a monthly stipend of 1,750 euros, as well as an allowance of 1,600 euros and a compensation for purchasing power of 300 euros. Benefits include for health-, accident- and personal liability insurance, a monthly stipend for research costs and participation at congresses, travel expenses and, if applicable, for childcare costs as well as a child allowance.
In order to promote cultural exchange with the Israeli population, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia also grants a maximum grant of EUR 250 per month for a Hebrew language course in Israel during the stay.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the current start of funding has expired. At the appropriate time, we will inform you here about the new deadlines and the start of funding.

Further information, including the application procedure, can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).






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