Supporting excellence in young Israeli biomedical scientists
Promoting research and collaboration with US institutions
Broadening horizons for future world leaders at the forefront of medicine
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The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

We provide financial support to outstanding Israeli scientists who have been offered a postdoctoral research position in the biomedical field at a leading institution in the United States.

Our Objective

We promote collaboration between American and Israeli scientists. Our national review committee of highly qualified biomedical researchers selects up to three candidates annually, awarding no more than one grant per host institution. Fellows are chosen on the basis of their promise as young investigators, the strength of the U.S. host institution and mentors, and of course the innovative nature of their proposed research.

We are committed to encouraging future world leaders in any field related to medicine and biology that has the potential to heal and improve lives.

The Fellowship

Since its inception in 2011, The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program has received over 325 applicants and has awarded over 15 multi-year fellowships. Our past recipients form an alumni network of excellence and commitment to collaborative exchange in the biomedical field.

Criteria for applicants at time of application:

Israeli citizenship

We facilitate the opportunity for Israeli scientists to pursue post-doctoral research at a US institution with the intention of promoting collaboration between U.S. and Israeli scientists. We hope that the recipients of our Fellowship may go on to share the fruits of this exchange with their colleagues in their native country.

Completion of Ph.D. and / or M.D./Ph.D. from an Israeli university by commencement of the fellowship

As our stated goal being to promote young investigators, applicants may not have completed their requirements more than one year prior to the deadline for submission.

Commitment from U.S. host research institution

The candidate must have obtained a commitment for a postdoctoral position from a U.S. host institution prior to submitting an application

The candidate must not have begun work at their U.S. Host Institute prior to the deadline for submission of an application

The postdoctoral research position is in an area of biomedical science

It is the policy of the EGL Charitable Foundation that a Fellow does not hold a similar award at the same time.

Deadline for applications is October 9, 2022
The EGL Charitable Foundation awards only one new Fellowship annually per U.S. Host Institution. The grant supports the Gruss Lipper Fellow’s research and training over three years, as shown in the table below. Upon the candidate’s acceptance of the EGL Fellowship, and commencement of work in the U.S. Host Lab, the EGL Charitable Foundation provides for the following:
One-time Relocation Allowance
To be used towards relocation expenses (e.g. airplane tickets, shipping of personal belongings), with $5,000 allocated towards the Fellow’s expenses, $3,000 for a Spouse and $1,500 per child. The Host Institute may not apply any administrative costs to this allowance.*
Annual Childcare Allowance
Available for the term of the EGL Fellowship, equivalent to 10% of the Fellow’s salary allowance from the Fellowship, awarded per child upon commencement of the Fellow’s work at a U.S. host lab. The Host Institute may not apply any administrative costs to this allowance.*
Travel Stipend
This is specifically intended for travel between the United States and Israel during the fellowship, or to attend conferences and presentations.
Fringe Benefits
Calculated at 18% of the EGL Fellow’s salary, these benefits are to be allocated towards health insurance, research supplies, and miscellaneous lab-related expenses.
Indirect costs
Calculated at 5% of the EGL Fellow’s salary, these are awarded to the host institute for administration of the EGL Fellowship grant, and exclude relocation and childcare allowance*
Terms of the Financial Award
The EGL Charitable Foundation is to be provided with:
  • an annual research progress report by the trainee and the mentor
  • a financial report by the appropriate institutional official
  • a complete financial report for the entire 3-year period upon termination of the fellowship
  • any unexpended funds must be returned to The EGL Charitable Foundation
  • a Fellow must obtain the approval of the review committee before he or she may transfer the grant to another U.S. Host Institution.
2022 2023 2024
Salary $61,762 $63,615 $65,523
Fringe Benefits (at 18%) $11,117 $11,451 $11,794
Travel Stipend $3,100 $3,200 $3,300
Total Cost before Indirect Costs $75,979 $78,266 $80,617
Indirect Costs (at 5%) $3,799 $3,913 $4,031
Total Award $79,778 $82,179 $84,648
Copyright © EGL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. All rights reserved.

Welcome to The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Online Application System (OAS).

To begin the application process you must first register for an account.

Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an e-mail notification that your registration has been accepted. This e-mail message will contain a link to validate your registration and allow you to continue with your application submission.

Prior to starting the application process, please read the FAQ page to assist you with using the OAS.

The next step is to complete all of the required fields for each section of the application form.

All documents listed below must be submitted in order to complete your application:

Completed Online Application Form
Outline of the Research Proposal

The outline of the research proposal should be written by the candidate. The Review Committee respectfully requests that the submission is original writing by the applicant and not a copy of any material written by the Mentor. The outline is to be submitted in Arial font size 11 and limited to five pages, including figures and references. Submissions that do not comply with these criteria will not be considered.

Curriculum Vitae

The candidate should include all publications, presentations, and awards

NIH Biosketch of the candidate’s mentor

Ph.D. Certification

Either completed, or a letter stating the status and anticipated date of completion

Letters of Recommendations to include
  • A letter of support from the candidate’s current thesis advisor;
  • A letter from the Mentor at the U.S. host institution which acknowledges the candidate’s acceptance to the laboratory. This letter of recommendation should indicate the role of the applicant in the proposed research project and their position within the group;
  • A letter from the Department Chair of the U.S. host institution (nb: if your Mentor is also the Department Chair only one letter is required); This letter should describe the research training environment and facilities available to the trainee as well as a description of the candidate’s suitability for the proposed research;
  • 2 additional letters of recommendation from Professors who are familiar with the candidate’s work and can appraise the candidate’s suitability for the proposed research.

The application is considered complete once we have received the completed application form and the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of application materials is October 9, 2022.

If you have questions regarding your application or require assistance with the online application system, please contact

Dr. Robert D. Goldman

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Walter Ranson Professor, Emeritus Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chicago, IL

Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Richard E. Salomon Family Professor
Laboratory of Developmental Genetics
The Rockefeller University,
New York, NY

David L. Spector, Ph.D.

Director of Research
Robert B. Gardner Jr., Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Allen M. Spiegel

Dean Emeritus
Professor of Medicine (endocrinology) and of
Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Dedi Meiri

Associate Professor
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research
Technion Faculty of Biology
American Technion Society
New York, NYs