Three Fulbright alumni among 2020 ERC Starting Grants
The European Union has announced the recipients of its 2020 ERC Starting Grants, which included three Fulbright alumni: Dr. Idan Hod (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2013), Dr. Leeat keren (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2016) and Dr. Merav Parter (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015). Congratulation!
Dr. Idan Hod is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Dr. Leeat Keren- is the incumbent of the Fred and Andrea Fallek President’s Development Chair and a principal investigator at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Dr. Merav Parter- is a faculty member is the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Read about our wonderful alumni Daniella Wenger's time as a Fulbrighter (ETA-English Teaching Assistant, 2018, Bezalel – Academy of Arts and Design) featured in the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies' blog.
Six Fulbright Alumni taking part in KillCorona research grant program
Congratulations to all those who were selected to take part in the first series of the KillCorona research grant program, particularly our Fulbright Alumni. Prof. Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science; Prof. Nissim Benvenisty, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Assaf Bester, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Prof. Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science; Prof. Boaz Pokroy, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Prof. Gabriel Hodick, Maccabi Health Services.
All details of the research programs can be found in the link
Opportunity for Fulbright Alumni: IIE Centennial Fellowship
The IIE Centennial Fellowship is an annual fellowship program that was launched in 2019 in honor of IIE’s Centennial and the association with the Fulbright Program. The IIE Centennial Fellowship seeks to help enhance Fulbright as a life-long experience and recognize Fulbright alumni whose work embodies the program’s values of mutual understanding, leadership, global problem solving, and global impact.
For 2020-2021, four Fulbright alumni will be selected to receive fellowship awards of up to $25,000 to help fund ongoing or planned projects that tackle challenges related to the global COVID-19 crisis. Given the scope of the crisis, the project may be in a wide range of areas, from healthcare delivery to policy development and dissemination to food security, but it must aim to solve a problem related to the crisis. Projects for this round must be feasible even if restrictions make travel impossible and must follow any local, regional, domestic, or international regulations designed to limit the spread of the virus. That means projects should include viable contingency plans and/or be virtual in nature and demonstrate innovative uses of technology to achieve project goals.
IIE Centennial Fellowships will fund projects for up to 1 year. Candidates may work or study in any field and do not need to have an institutional affiliation.
Alumna Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Receives 2020 Bruno Memorial Award
Congratulations to our Israeli alumnus, Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, winner of the 2020 Bruno Memorial Award, presented by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) to young scholars who symbolise not only the excellence of scholarship but who also possess the leadership that has the potential to impact on academic life in Israel, beyond their specific fields of research. The Kurt and Herman Lion Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies and Head of Cancer Research and Nanomedicine Laboratory at Tel Aviv University, Satchi-Fainaro was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2001. Read more on the IIAS site: https://bit.ly/3dlHBri
Litigation funder and Validity Finance Fulbright alumni opens Israel office
American Fulbright Israel alumnus and prominent international-disputes lawyer, Eli Schulman, will head first Israel office of leading U.S. litigation funder Validity Finance.