The Zev Birger Fellowship Program



The 2017 Fellows will be announced in March.


The Zev Birger Fellowship program is a professional week-long seminar which deals with significant issues of interest to the international world of publishing. The fellowship program has existed since 1985 as part of the JIBF. Around 40 editors, literary agents and literary scouts are accepted to the program. Fellows are accepted to the program after a meticulous selection, when the cost of participation and stay is at the expense of the Book Fair and the arrival to Israel is funded by the fellows themselves or by their employers.

Since the beginning of the program we have been blessed with nearly 500 alumni. Many of whom have moved up in the world of publishing and the JIBF is still a focal point for their professional  relationships and friendships. See the alumni list

The 2017 Zev Birger Fellowship will begin on June 9 and continue throughout the fair (until June 15).

Application to the 2017 fellowship is an online process. Please see below the required details and material to be attached:  full resume, recent photo, a letter of recommendation, a letter from the employer agreeing to pay for the travel expenses and a scan of your passport.


2. Personal Info

Name *

Date of Birth *


Cellular Phone

Email *

Current Place of Employment *

Current Position *

Work Address

3. Professional Experience

Fellows will typically have worked in
publishing between 5-15 years

How many years have you
worked as an editor/agent/scout? *

Your specific areas of interest *

Which authors/books have you worked with recently? *

What languages do you speak/read? *

Which Book Fairs have you attended? *

Have you ever been to Jerusalem? *
 Yes  No

Have you applied to the Fellowship in the past? What year? *

4. Documents

Please attach the following:

doc, pdf, jpg only
Full Resume

Recent Photo

One letter of recommendation

Letter from your employer agreeing to
sponsor your travel expenses

Scan of your passport

5. Biography

Short Professional Bio