Monthly Fellowships for PhD Students
Full-time PhD students at the Feinberg Graduate School are entitled to a monthly fellowship for 4.5 years. If you receive the fellowship, you are expected to devote all of your time to studies and scientific research (the rates below will be in effect starting October 2015).
Fellowship in the First Year of Studies
During the first year of PhD studies, students are entitled to a fellowship in the amount of NIS 6,805. This amount is not dependent on your field of research, marital status, location of residence or any other criteria.
Fellowship in the Second Year of Studies
During the second year of PhD studies, students are entitled to a fellowship in the amount of NIS 7,840. You are entitled to this fellowship after the approval of your research proposal, retroactively ─ from the month following the one in which the research proposal was submitted. This amount is not dependent on your field of research, marital status, location of residence or any other criteria.
Termination of Fellowship Payment
Payment of the fellowship will cease if:
- Your degree is officially approved.
- You are no longer at the Weizmann Institute.
- You submitted a thesis and plan to remain at the Weizmann Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.
- Since the submission of your thesis, 60 days have passed.
You can receive the fellowship for a maximum of 60 months of doctoral studies. If you receive approval to postpone the submission of your thesis beyond the standard 54 months, the Dean of the Feinberg Graduate School will determine whether you can continue to receive financial support during the additional time period, or for only part of it. This decision is made on an individual basis. If the Dean approves the extension of your financial support, you can continue to receive the funding for a maximum of up to five years of doctoral studies. Likewise, if you are on maternity leave, military reserve duty or suffering from a prolonged illness, you may also be entitled to receive extended financial support.
External (competitive) Fellowships
According to WIS policy external (competitive) fellowships either replace the regular WIS fellowship or fund part of it. In other words, if the level of an external fellowship is higher than the regular WIS fellowship then the student is entitled to keep the balance. However, if the level of the extermal fellowship is lower than the regular WIS fellowship then the student is still paid the difference by the Institute.