The Israel National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science
A priority project of the Weizmann Institute of Science
Worldwide, there are relatively few women scientists as compared to men. The same problem exists in Israel, and the potential consequences are worrisome: A small country with few natural resources to count on, Israel relies on human talent to drive its economy. Therefore, enlarging the ranks of women in science, and ensuring their brainpower is nurtured and leveraged, is a societal priority.
To take on this challenge, the Weizmann Institute of Science runs a nationwide fellowship program offering financial support to outstanding female PhD graduates of all Israeli institutions of higher learning. It's a one-of-a-kind program whose purpose is to enable female scientists’ postdoctoral training at leading international institutions for two to four years, with the objective that they return to Israel for an academic career. The fellowships offered by the Israel National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science are offered in addition to other means of support secured by the candidates themselves.
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