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The UK-Israel Science Fellowship Scheme funds fellowships of one to six months for early career researchers in the following priority sectors: nanoscience, neuroscience, water science, agri-science, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and cyber research.

The funding opportunity is open to PhD and post doc students seeking to gain either research or clinical experience.

Grants start from £2,100 a month plus £550 travel costs, for up to a maximum of six months' stay.  

Applications are now closed    

For additional information please refer to the Call for Proposals and Guidelines for Applicants.

For enquiries, please email israelscience@britishcouncil.org   

Am I eligible?

•Applicants must be based either in the UK, or in Israel and must be a permanent employee affiliated with a recognised publicly funded research establishment or public/private Higher Education Institution, including teaching hospitals

•Applicants must be at an early stage of their careers. PhD and Post doc students are eligible. We would expect early career researchers to be at the beginning of their research careers and to have been awarded their PhD not more than 10 years prior to applying for the Travel Grants, but allowances can be made for career breaks or other extenuating circumstances 

•A supporting letter must be provided to confirm that the applicant will return to his/her home institution in a research/clinical practice capacity for at least six months after the end of the visit

•Only one application may be submitted per applicant. Duplicate applications are ineligible, even if they are to different countries

•Travel must take place between 01 January 2019 2018 and 30 November 2019.

How does the selection process work?

•Selection begins with an eligibility check by the British Council against the eligibility criteria given in the Guidelines

•Eligible proposals then undergo independent external quality review on the basis of quality and country priorities.



What is expected of fellows?

Grantees will be required to participate in the full range of activities proposed in the visit itinerary.


Grantees may be asked to:

•Attend Science and Innovation Network and/or British Council events

•Participate in peer reviews, where relevant

•Promote the Science and Innovation Network and/or British Council and be available for press and media work

•Contribute to reporting on their visit to the UK and/or Israel