Jerusalem Brain Community

The Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC) is an association of researchers from the Hebrew University who study the brain and its behavior in health or in disease. The JBC was founded through the generous support of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation. The community aims to promote brain research at the Hebrew University, support the establishment of new interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty members, and promotes, supports and encourages the research of the younger generation of researchers (graduate and postdoctoral students) in the laboratories of JBC members. The JBC supports the creation of international links and promotion of awareness to brain research activity at the Hebrew University through the organization of international workshops and conferences by its members, student exchange programs and ties with similar academic communities in the world.

The JBC encourages future generations of brain researchers, by offering fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students from Israel and abroad. Fellowships enables one to, devote him or herself exclusively to their research, with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence. We offer the following Fellowships:  

  • Post-Doctoral – 1 year Fellowship-JBC support of up to $20,000 with additional matching from a JBC PI
  • Doctoral – 2 year Fellowship – JBC support of $20,000 per year. (The scholarships are intended for PhD students in one of the JBC Members’ Labs and has received approval of their doctoral program, (stage b), by the Authority for Research Students

JBC also offers students various grants:

  • Student Initiative Workshop Grant encourages future generations of brain researchers (graduate and postdoctoral students) the opportunity to create and develop new links, with local and international researchers in the various fields of brain studies. As part of our mission, the JBC supports annually, a workshop organized by students
  • Travel Grant affords students the opportunity to participate in courses, workshops and conferences abroad, where they will present a lecture or a poster
  • Exchange Grant helps to advance careers by covering expenses for a period of up to 3 months at top brain centers in the world, while carrying out a collaborative research project

Any senior faculty member and their students, who are involved in brain research from any of its different aspects, at the Hebrew University, are welcome to apply to join the JBC and take part in its activities. The JBC operations are decided by an executive board of researchers, nominated by the Hebrew University rector.

Executive Committee:

For more information: