U.S. Host Institutions will receive an award for three years to support the Fellow’s research and training. The amount of the award for the first year will be $64,225 and will increase 3% each subsequent year.
A Gruss Lipper Israeli Fellow will be awarded an annual Childcare Allowance of 10% of the Fellow’s salary allowance from the Fellowship, per child, upon commencement of the Fellow’s work at the U.S. Host Lab. This will be available for the term of the Fellowship. The Host Institute may not apply any administrative costs to this allowance.
Upon acceptance of the Fellowship, and commencement of work in the U.S. Host Lab, the EGL Charitable Foundation will provide a one time Relocation Allowance. This amount may be used towards expenses relating to the relocation of the Fellow, spouse and children. Airplane tickets and shipping of personal belongings are examples of expenses that qualify for the Relocation Allowance. In 2016, the EGL Charitable Foundation will contribute $5,000 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.
Fringe Benefits are calculated at 18% of the Salary and are available to be used for health insurance, lab expenses, research supplies, or miscellaneous lab related expenses. A Travel Stipend of $2,400 is included for the Fellow to travel between the United States and Israel, or for conferences or presentations. Indirect Costs are calculated at 5% of the total of the Salary, Fringe Benefits and Travel Stipend, and are awarded to the host institute for administration of the fellowship grant.
It is the policy of the EGL Charitable Foundation (formerly the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation) that a Fellow does not hold a similar award at the same time.
The EGL Charitable Foundation will award only one new Fellowship per year to a U.S. Host Institution.
These grants will be subject to an annual research progress report by the trainee and the mentor, as well as a financial report provided by the appropriate institutional official. The EGL Charitable Foundation requests that the Fellow attends the Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Research Fellowship conference held in New York City in December of each year. A complete financial report for the entire three year period is due upon termination of the fellowship. Any unexpended funds must be returned to the Gruss Lipper Family 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.