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Foulkes Awards

Foulkes Awards
Mrs. Maureen Foulkes-Hajdu, foundation Chairman (left) and Prof. Yael Houri-Haddad, 2015 Senta Foulkes award winner (right). The late Dr. Ernest Foulkes, founder (background portrait). (Photo courtesy: Ms. Georgina Benton, founder's granddaughter)
The Foulkes Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1972 by Dr. Ernest Foulkes and managed by the Foulkes family in London. The Foulkes Fellowships were first awarded in 1975, and their purpose is to promote medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine. To this end, the foundation each year grants fellowships to students of medicine who are concurrently pursuing a PhD degree in the life sciences (MD/PhD). The fellowships are granted via The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

The fellowships are in the amount of up to £2,000 a year for a period of one to three years, depending upon the status of the applicant’s research. Candidates are selected by a committee of the Israel Academy, whose decisions are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the Foulkes Foundation in London. Academy Member Professor Moshe Oren of the Weizmann Institute chairs the selection committee (see here for the full list of the Israel Academy’s advisory committee members). Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit annual progress reports to the Foundation. 

Candidates who meet the following criteria may submit applications: 

Students from Israel pursuing an MD who have completed their pre-clinical studies and are concurrently pursuing a doctoral degree in the life sciences, with an approved doctorate program (Stage B). Eligibility for the current cycle is limited to applicants who have not yet completed their doctoral dissertation and are not expected to complete it by October 2021.

Call for Submission of Applications for Foulkes Foundation Fellowships in Israel 

The guidelines and forms, in English and Hebrew, may be downloaded from the website of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at the following links:
 

Deadline for submission of applications:
Monday, 15 March 2021.  

The Senta Foulkes Research Prize

Once in three years, the Foundation presents the Senta Foulkes Award of up to £2,500. The next award for excellence in research will be granted by the Foulkes family in 2021. 
Eligible for this special recognition prize are recipients of the Foulkes Awards, who have shown excellence in their research and their academic achievements. Priority will be given to doctors who have remained actively involved in medical practice. The applicant should describe the nature of these activities in her/his application.
Applicants should be at least 3 years past approval of their PhD and MD degrees (the latter of the two) at the time of submission.
Foulkes Fellows in Israel are welcome to send their applications. Applications should be prepared in English and submitted according to the following guidelines.
 
Call for Submission of Applications for Senta Foulkes Research Prize 2021
 
The call and guidelines may be downloaded from the website of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at the following links:
 
Deadline for submission of applications:
Monday, 15 March 2021.
 

Additional information and address to submit applications: 

Dr. Yael Ben Haim, Secretary, Sciences Division, and Secretary, Foulkes Foundation Fellowships in Israel
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Email: yaelb@academy.ac.il
Tel.: 02-567-6220 

Foulkes Foundation Fellows, 2020:
Fadi Aeed, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Essam Assaly, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Rafael Brzezinski, Tel Aviv University
Yair Gatt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Janan Mohamad, Tel Aviv University
Assad Shiti, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Dan Vershkov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Foulkes Foundation Fellows, 2019:
Yoav Charpak-Amikam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Max Drabkin, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Eitan Kaplan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Shiran Katabi, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shir Toubiana, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Elyahu Yehezquel, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Foulkes Foundation Fellows with continuing fellowships from previous years:
Tanya Fainsod-Levi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aviv Mizrahi-Kliger, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yuval Yogev, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Recipients of the Senta Foulkes Research Prize
2018: Dr. Chamutal Gur, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015: Professor Yael Houri-Haddad, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012: Dr. Rabea Asleh, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

For further information, please contact Dr. Yael Ben Haim, yaelb@academy.ac.il