The JBC "Golden Opportunity" Scholarship for Hebrew University Undergraduates, in Brain & Cognitive Sciences

The JBC promotes career development of gifted undergraduate students, in the various fields of brain research, at The Hebrew University. 

Amount: $10,000


We offer up to 10 fellowships, awarded for a duration of 15 months -  starting from the second semester of the 3rd year of the undergraduate degree, and extending into the first year of graduate studies (either an MA or MSc, or in the case of a direct research track, to Ph.D). The fellowships will only be awarded to students conducting research in a laboratory of an active JBC member (who participated in at least one of the JBC activities or attended JBC sponsored events in the last 3 years).

The fellowship is offered from March 1, 2018 through May 30, 2019


  • 3rd year Undergraduate students, with a clear interest in brain & cognitive science.

  • Average grade: 90 or above (or at the top 10% of the class)

  • Applications for JBC fellowships, are to students conducting research in a lab of a JBC member

  • Continuation of the scholarship into the next academic year, will depend on the candidate’s acceptance to a MA/MSc program in a field of brain science, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Play an active role in JBC community (e.g. present the research in future JBC events)

  • Participate in JBC activities, e.g., attend JBC-sponsored events, etc.

  • Update the JBC on the fruits of your work, and the insights gained

  • Acknowledge the JBC fellowship in publications and presentations

Application Process:

The following documents should be submitted:

Application Form (Online Application Form)


Copy of Academic Standing from your university (grades from all previous years)

A research proposal (limited to 1 page)

A recommendation letter from a JBC Member, expressing her/his approval to accept the student in her/his lab and willing to secure funding till completion of the degree



 Applications are closed

The next call will open in June 2018