Financial Information


The Fellowship award includes up to $7,000 toward the cost of one’s Personal Learning Program and a $28,000 Living Stipend.

The Living Stipend ($28,000) is designed to cover the cost of travel to Israel (in the midst of the August Orientation) and from Israel (returning to North America at the end of the year) and all typical living expenses. These amounts are determined by the Dorot Foundation and are based on transportation costs and estimated living expenses. The Foundation does not augment this amount for Fellows with families.

Living Stipends are paid directly to Fellows in installments throughout the year. To our knowledge, the entire stipend is taxable, but Fellows are encouraged to consult a tax advisor for details. The Foundation does not withhold taxes from Fellowship payments.

Learning Stipends ($7,000) are made available to Fellows at the outset of the Fellowship Period. All expenditures from the Learning Stipend must be pre-approved and properly documented, in accordance with the Fellowship Contract (provided to Fellows upon acceptance to the program).


Food and transportation during all group convenings (Community Days, Seminars, Retreats, etc.) are covered by the Foundation. If you have any concerns about financial barriers to your potential participation, please contact



Dorot Fellows are required to carry health insurance. Please note that pre-existing medical conditions are often not included in coverage by Israeli health insurance companies. As it is necessary for Fellows to be sufficiently covered, it may be necessary for those with pre-existing medical conditions to retain North America-based health insurance coverage.

Before beginning the DFI Application process, please read the Application Process page and direct any questions to Jessica Berndt at: