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The Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) is pleased to announce a new deadline for applications to this postdoctoral fellowship program, which combines research in a Weizmann Institute laboratory with a leading laboratory in another country. The program will encourage progress towards an independent academic career, by offering opportunities for international research experience to excellent female PhD graduates who are unable to relocate for a conventional postdoc abroad.

The program will allow maximal flexibility in the division of the candidate’s time between the two host laboratories, and successful fellows will be free to modify their research plans and time commitments to each of the host laboratories according to the evolving needs of the project.

Applications are evaluated once per year.

Next deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

  • Ph.D. graduates from all Israeli universities with excellent academic and research track records.
  • Applicants must be within 2 years of Ph.D.approval date.
  • WIS Ph.D. graduates who wish to conduct postdoctoral training with their Ph.D. advisor MAY NOT apply to this program.
  • The candidate should have already submitted her online applicationto the Postdoctoral  Program.

The fellowships will provide $ 10,000 per year for two years, with an option to extend for an additional two years if warranted. The funding will be used for travel, accommodation and per diem costs of the fellow related to the collaboration with the overseas laboratory. Postdoctoral stipends of the fellows should be funded from other sources, and fellows are encouraged to apply for other competitive fellowships to this end, including the Faculty Deans fellowships and the Koshland awards of the Weizmann Institute.

Funding may be carried over from one year to the next if the budget is not fully utilized, as long as the fellow does not carry over more than $ 10,000 in any given year. Unused funds that cannot be carried over will be returned to the overall program budget, for the future benefit of other fellows.

Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis, and academic excellence will be the overriding consideration in choice of awardees

  • Short CV (2 pages maximum).
  • list of main publications (2 pages maximum)
  • Research plan- please submit a research plan under the co-mentorship of two postdoctoral advisors, one from the Weizmann Institute and one from a leading laboratory in another country. The research plan will outline the topic, the collaborating laboratories, and the mode of collaboration (3 pages maximum).
  • Supporting letters from the two co-mentors.
  • A letter of support from the PhD advisor.
  • Additional letters of support are welcomed