Goldberg Fellowship

The Melvin M. Goldberg Fellowship for Research in Israel

This Annual Fellowship in memory of Melvin Morris Goldberg sends one undergraduate engineering student from any U.S. University to visit Israel in the summer to perform supervised technical research.

Application Deadline: April 4 annually.

This $3000.00 Fellowship is presented to a junior or senior who demonstrates the enthusiasm, aptitude, and the motivation to plan and pursue a summer research project in Israel.

Goldberg Fellows

2014 Rivka Cohen of McGill University.
To study mechanical engineering and control theory at the Technion.
2013 Aviv Adler of Princeton University.
To study computational geometry at Tel Aviv University.
2005 Jacob Scott of California
Studied bioinformatics at Tel Aviv University.
2000 Lou Kolman of Pennsylvania
Studied cardiology at the Sheba Medical Center.
1999 Dan Pincus of New Jersey
Studied neuromedicine at Tel Aviv University.
1998 Alyssa Abo of Pennsylvania
Studied biomechanical engineering at Tel Aviv University.
1996 Rachel Sheinbein of Arizona
Studied chemical/environmental engineering at the Technion.
1995 Gary Byala of Pennsylvania
Studied chemical engineering at the Technion.
1994 Dana Ehrlich of Massachusetts
Studied laser-based sensing at the Technion.
1993 Michael Joel of Massachusetts
Studied solar energy at the Weizmann Institute.
1992 Jonathan Kaye of New York
Studied computer science at Hebrew University.
1991 Michael Turok of New York
Studied electrical engineering at Tel Aviv University.
1989 Stuart Rudoler of New Jersey
Studied electro-optics at Ben Gurion University.
1988 David Rosenblatt of Delaware
Studied chemical engineering at Bar Ilan University.

Funding for this Fellowship is provided by the Goldberg Family through the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

The $3000.00 Fellowship provides partial support for travel and living costs.

Candidates should work with faculty at their primary university to develop a research proposal and confirm a willing supervisor at one of Israel's universities or research centers (eg, Bar-Ilan, Ben-Gurion, Haifa U., Hebrew U., Technion, Tel-Aviv U., the Weizmann Institute).

** Applications are due April 30. **


Please Email your Resume/CV with GPA as an attachment and in the body of the email include the following information in plain text (not as an attachment):
1. Your full contact information
2. University, Major, and Expected Graduation Date
3. Summary of proposed plan of study (500 words or less)
4. Name and contact information of your confirmed supervisor in Israel
5. Name and email of one reference willing to write a letter on your behalf.

Please email to:

Professor Ken Goldberg:

Subject: Application for MMG Research in Israel Fellowship

After applying, please check back if you do not receive a confirmation. The Goldberg Fellow will be announced in early April of each year.

Printable Program Flyer (.pdf)

For questions please contact:
Professor Ken Goldberg: with subject line: * Re: Melvin M. Goldberg (MMG) Fellowship for Research in Israel