Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sustainability Research at the Weizmann Institute is expanding, with activities spreading over our Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics faculties. Details about IES activities may be found in the pages of this website.

Outstanding postdoctoral candidates from abroad, who have not previously studied or completed a degree at Weizmann or in any other Israeli academic institution, wishing to join a Weizmann research group for exciting research on Sustainability related scientific fields, are encouraged to apply.


Program Details:

  1. Up to three IES postdoctoral fellowships will be offered annually; the number may exceptionally be increased for applicants that are truly outstanding, based on objective criteria.
  2. The successful applicant will be awarded a two-year fellowship.
  3. Submission of an up to 2 pages annual report will be required upon completion of the 1st and 2nd years of funding. The 2nd year annual report may include a request for continuation of IES funding for a 3rd year, which will be evaluated based on academic excellence and achievements, availability of funds, recommendation of the candidate’s advisor and special circumstances of each specific applicant.

  4. The level of the fellowship will be identical to other postdoctoral fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  5. Applications for the IES Postdoctoral Fellowship are accepted year round. Please send your full applications for review according to the instructions set forth in this page.

How to Apply:

  1. We look forward to your application. Before submitting the IES postdoctoral fellowship application, the applicant should find a host in one of the research groups that is active in sustainability research. Possible research groups are listed in this site under the research-groups tab, but other Weizmann groups are also welcome.
  2. Please fill out the online application forms for a postdoc at Weizmann found at: applying for a postdoctoral fellowshipon the Weizmann Feinberg Graduate School (“FGS”) website.  
  3. Please note that the IES postdoctoral fellowship application may be submitted (according to the instructions below) only after the applicant has received an acceptance letter from FGS and only prior to or shortly (2-3 months) after the applicants’ arrival at WIS.
  4. The application should contain the following documents: detailed CV and LOP, a brief research statement (up to 2 pages), an acceptance letter from the FGS, a support letter from the host in which s/he states that s/he is willing to accept the applicant unequivocally, two letters of recommendation and a statement by the applicant and his host on whether they have applied, or will apply, for other competitive fellowships and that if they get such fellowship, they will inform IES, so as to reduce the financial burden on the limited resources of IES.
  5. All documents should be emailed together to Daphna Yahav at (letters of recommendation should be emailed separately, directly by the referees).