Fellowship Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows at the Weizmann Institute of Science

How to apply through the FGS online CALLs system

Postdoctoral fellows at the WIS:

Please use your WIS username and password to access our online CALLs system (you may access the system only with a computer connected to the WIS network), and follow the instructions below.


Postdoctoral candidates

If you  have already submitted your online application form to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the WIS then please  send an e-mail to calls.fgs@weizmann.ac.il requesting a username and passward. Use them to access our online CALLs system (it's a different link then the one above), and follow the instructions below.


Instructions

  • Select the relevant CALL
  • Upload the required documents in a PDF format only
  • Input the name(s) of your referee(s) whom you wish to submit a letter on your behalf
  • When you are done, please click SUBMIT CHANGES button
  • The system will send you an email with unique links to each of the referees you have listed. You may send each one of them the link and ask them to use it access the system in order to upload  their letters (no username and password will be required).


Notes:

  • You may access the system as many times as you wish, view the existing files and upload additional ones until the deadline mentioned below. Thereafter the particular CALL will be blocked.
  • You will be notified when a recommendation letter on your behalf bt one of your refrees
  • Each time you click the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you a reminder with a list of the  documents and letters that are still missing.
  • Another reminder will be sent to you three days before the deadline.
  • Please notify the FGS in case you encounter a problem
  • Incomplete files will NOT be reviewed.

Dean of Faculty Fellowship

The Deans of the Faculties of the Weizmann Institute offer a limited number of fellowships to postdoctoral fellows. The level of support is either 50% or 100% of the regular fellowship and can continue for up to two years. In case the level of support is 50% - the remaining part is paid by the hosts funds.

Please note:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science has a single unified applications procedure for all Weizmann fellowship types (Regular, Dean of Faculty). Candidates should submit an initial application as per the instructions for the Dean of Faculty Fellowships and will be advised by the faculty if additional information is required.

 

Eligibility

  • A candidate who has already submitted his/her online application form to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Institute.
  • Fellows who have already started a postdoc at WIS may also apply, if they are still within the first two years of training

Restrictions

  • Postdoctoral fellows whose postdoctoral training is in continuation of their PhD studies in the same research group at WIS may NOT be nominated.
  • In Chemistry and in Life Sciences Faculties the number of nominees per research group is limited to two.
  • In Life Sciences, preference will be given to research groups who currently do not host a postdoctoral fellow funded in part by a Dean’s Fellowship.

Deadlines

Every year there are two calls for applications:

  • Summer: The next deadline is July 21, 2019

 

Required Documents (to be submitted)

  • CV (including list of publications, prizes etc.).
  • A Research Proposal (up to 2 pages only).
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the PhD supervisor).
  • A letter of support from the host/potential host at WIS
(This letter is recommended, but NOT required of candidates applying for a Fellowship by the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science).

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions  under “How to apply through the FGS online system” at the top of this page.

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Senior Postdoctoral Fellows

The senior postdoctoral fellowship is an excellence-based career development program to prepare outstanding fellows for independent research leader positions. Full details on this program are available on the FGS website.

Postdoctoral fellows currently at the Weizmann Institute may apply to transfer to senior postdoctoral fellowship status after 2-3 years of regular postdoctoral training.

The senior postdoctoral fellowship period is restricted to three years at the most, and the entire postdoctoral training period at Weizmann (regular + senior postdoc periods) is limited to five years. Hence please note that fellows that transfer to senior postdoctoral fellow status after more than two years of regular postdoctoral training at Weizmann may stay as senior postdoctoral fellows until the five-year overall training limit is reached, and not longer. The training period for fellows that do not apply for senior postdoc status is limited to four years at the most.

Please note:

  • Candidates who were not successful in the previous round may re-apply only once, and only after discussing their application with the Chair of the postdoctoral training program. Please consider the appropriate deadline for re-application very carefully, since candidates whose application are not approve for second time will not be allowed to re-apply in future deadlines.
  • FGS Ph.D. graduates may apply for Senior postdoctoral training only if they have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training at another academic institution


Deadline

Every year there are two deadlines for applications for a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow positions:

The next deadline is May 31, 2019.

 

Applications must include:

 

  • Endorsement by the postdoctoral mentor and confirmation that funding will be available to cover the increased fellowship and travel allowance.
  • An updated short curriculum vitae and list of main publications (2 pages maximum).
  • A research plan of 2-3 pages, including details of publications in preparation or in submission.
  • A career development plan (1 page) describing the candidate’s career plans beyond the senior postdoc training period and how he/she intends to achieve these goals. Please note that the career development plan is not an extra page to describe the candidate's science, rather it should describe the practical steps the candidate intends to take towards an independent career in science.
  • Up to four letters of recommendation from senior academics who can attest to the candidate’s potential to advance to an independent research leader position. At least two letters must be from individual who had not worked directly with the candidate, preferably from other institutions (not the host institution for PhD or postdoc). 
  • Applicants who were not successful in a previous round and were given permission to re-apply should attach a one page document detailing the changes in the application.

 

The applications will be reviewed by a committee headed by the Chair of the Postdoctoral Training Program. The review process may include a personal interview.


How to Apply

Please follow the instructions  under “How to apply through the FGS online system” at the top of this page.

 

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

CALL for Nominations: The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program for Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019-2020

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of four Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit U.S.-Israeli scientific cooperation. In addition, Zuckerman scholars enjoy programming and activities specially organized for them by the host universities, such as sightseeing tours, educational experiences, and social programs. These activities are aimed at strengthening the scholars’ knowledge of and affiliation with Israel, and at cultivating an esprit de corps within the program.


Duration and Funding

  • Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarships are for up to two years.
  • Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars receive a scholarship of $52,000 per academic year for up to two years, with $44,000 each year for living expenses, and additional $4,000 each year for research and another $4,000 for travel expenses.
  • If circumstances allow, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarships may be renewed on a competitive basis for an additional one or two years.
  • Five postdoctoral scholarships to each participating university will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 
Eligibility

  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or Canada, or have a documented status that allows them to study and work in the US.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree from a premier university, or if still studying for a Ph.D., must submit their Ph.D. thesis before October 1, 2019.
  • Candidates who began their postdoctoral training at the host institution after October 1, 2018, or who will arrive to begin their training no later than October 1, 2019, may still apply for the upcoming deadline.

 
Required Documents

  • Curriculum vitae, including a paragraph on demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • List of at least three publications, noting the impact factor of the journals in which the papers were published.
  • Short letter of intent declaring the candidate’s plans to return to the United States or Canada and compete for a university position there.
  • Research proposal (maximum 3 pages).
  • Letter of consent from a potential supervisor at the Israeli university/universities the candidate is applying to.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a letter from the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor. If possible, one letter should be from a university other than the one where the candidate’s Ph.D. was granted.
  • Personal statement detailing the candidate’s future career plans.
  • Title page of the candidate’s passport

 
 
Deadline
July 7, 2019
 
 
How to apply
PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows at WIS:

  • Access our online CALLs system
  • Use your username and password to access the system
  • Select a CALL (in this case: The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program)
  • Upload the required documents in PDF format only.
  • Input the name(s) of your referee(s) whom you wish to submit a letter on your
  • Upon completing the session and clicking the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you an email with unique links to each of the referees you have listed. You may send each one of them the link and they will be able to access the system and submit their letter.

 

External candidates who have already submitted his/her online application to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Institute:

  • Please send an e-mail requesting a username and password to calls.fgs@weizmann.ac.il
  • Access our online CALLs system (it's a different link than the one above)
  • Use the username and password you received by email to access the system
  • Select a CALL (in this case: The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program)
  • Upload the required documents in PDF Format only.
  • Input the name(s) of your referee(s) whom you wish to submit a letter on your behalf
  • Upon completing the session and clicking the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you an email with unique links to each of the referees you have listed. You may send each one of them the link and they will be able to access the system and submit their letter.

 

Notes:

  • You may access the system as many times as you wish, view the existing files and upload additional ones until the deadline mentioned below. Thereafter the particular CALL will be blocked.
  • You will be notified when one of your referees has submitted a recommendation letter on your behalf
  • Each time you click the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you a reminder with a list of the missing documents and letters.
  • Another reminder will be sent to you three days before the deadline.
  • Please notify the FGS in case you encounter a problem during submission
  • Incomplete files will NOT be reviewed

 
 
Zuckerman Scholars are required to participate in sponsored events and activities during the academic year. These events include but are not limited to:

  • A day-long academic event at each participating university campus
  • Visits to various departments, research programs, and research facilities, including opportunities to meet students and faculty at other universities
  • A Zuckerman Institute scientific seminar with media coverage that will be open to the public, where selected postdoctoral scholars from the participating universities in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will present their research
  • In addition, scholars will be invited to social activities and sightseeing trips. They will be exposed to Israeli culture, meet with various sectors and ethnic groups, and visit science parks and high-tech incubators in Israel.

 
Publications
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars must identify themselves as members of the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program in all academic and scientific papers, articles, publications, presentations, etc.

Fellowships by the Czech Academy of Sciences

General

The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) support three-year postdoctoral fellowships for researchers from the CAS Institutes at the WIS.  


Research domains

Interested young researchers from the CAS Institutes in Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Mathematics, are welcome to contact Heads of Research Groups in the various scientific departments at the WIS to explore the opportunity to join their groups as postdoctoral fellows  and to prepare their research proposals. 


Eligibility

  • Employment at one of the CAS Institutes before the start of the fellowship.
  • Not more than 5 years of experience after receiving the PhD title.
  • Submission of an online application to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the WIS.
  • The potential host at the WIS is not the candidate’s PhD advisor


Timeline

  • Deadline for applications: August 22, 2017
  • Announcement of results: October 3, 2017
  • Beginning of postdoctoral training: Before December 31, 2017
     


Required Documents

  • CV (including list of publications, prizes etc.).
  • A Research Proposal (up to 2 pages only).
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the PhD supervisor).
  • A letter of support from the host/potential host at WIS.
  • Filled CAS call form with the required statement of the CAS institute (to be submitted to CAS)

 
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to the WIS, with the exception of the CAS call form. Please consult the instructions at the top of this page.
 

Selection of winners

The selection of winners is coordinated between the CAS and the WIS.


Points of contact

For further information you may write to:

CAS:
Call coordinator, Ms. Petra Revicka: revicka@kav.cas.cz

WIS:
Calls Coordinator, Ms. Yael Karhash: calls.fgs@weizmann.ac.il


Further information:

http://www.avcr.cz/cs/pro-akademickou-sferu/mezinarodni-vztahy/podporovane-aktivity/zeme-a-partnerske-organizace/#Izrael

Combined Weizmann-Abroad Program for Advancing Women in Science

The Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) is pleased to announce a new deadline for applications to this postdoctoral fellowships program, combining 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 Ph.D. graduates who are unable to relocate for a conventional postdoctoral training 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.

Deadline

Applications are evaluated once per year, and the next deadline for applications will be May 14, 2019.

Eligibility

  • 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 application to the Postdoctoral  Program.

Funding and duration

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.

Required documents

  • 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.

 

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions  under “How to apply through the FGS online system” at the top of this page.
 

Swiss Friends of WIS Fellowships

Each year, the Swiss Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science supports a number of postdoctoral fellows from Switzerland, enabling them to come to the Institute. As a candidate for this fellowship, you may apply for acceptance in any field of research that is pursued at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The program provides an annual fellowship paid through the Weizmann institute of Science, and covers some of the participant’s relocation expenses. This fellowship replaces the regular WIS fellowship.

Minimum Requirements

All candidates for this fellowship must:

  • Hold Swiss citizenship or have Swiss residency.
  • Meet the academic requirements of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Have a PhD degree.
  • In addition, candidates should come from a Swiss academic institution, and be able to return to an academic center in Switzerland after their research stay at the Institute.

How to Apply


To apply for this fellowship, contact a scientist in whose lab you would like to be trained. At the same time, submit a formal application by communicating with Ms. Hadar Papatrechas, Secretary of the Swiss Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science:

 

Phone: +41 44 380 32 01
Fax: +41 44 380 32 04
Email: Ms. Hadar Papatrechas
Mailing: Sekretariat
 Schweizer Gesellschaft der Freunde des
 Weizmann Institute of Science,
 Fraumünsterstrasse 23, CH-8001 Zurich
Website: www.weizmann.ch/postdoctoral-fellowship

Sergio Lombroso Fellowships

These fellowships are established in memory of the lawyer Sergio Lombroso, of Verona, Italy, whose generosity enables the Weizmann Institute to provide these funds in support of cancer research.

Qualifications

Lombroso Fellowships are awarded to qualified candidates from Italy, wishing to pursue cancer research as Postdoctoral Fellows at the Weizmann Institute.

The Selection Process

Candidates should seek acceptance with a scientist in whose lab they would like to research, and in parallel communicate with Ms. Daniela di Segni, coordinator of the Lombroso Program in ItalyAcceptance depends on approval by the Feinberg Graduate School of formal student status or eligibility for postdoctoral status, acceptance by a host lab at Weizmann, and academic achievements.

Contact Information

For further details and contact information of Ms. di Segni, please vist the Sergio Lombroso website.

Time Limit

Lombroso Fellowships are awarded for one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year.

Benefits

Lombroso Fellows are entitled to the same benefits all other Postdoctoral Fellows enjoy. The Lombroso Fellowship that is equal to the regular WIS Postdoctoral Fellowship is not paid in addition to the regular fellowship but it replaces it.

 

ASH Royal Society Fellowships for UK citizens

By agreement between the Academy and the Royal Society, two-year fellowships will be granted annually to worthy UK researchers who have been accepted for two-year post-doctoral research positions at one of Israel’s universities. The post-doc fellowships granted in Israel under this program will be provided by the respective universities according to their procedures and will be consistent with the financial support policy of the particular host university. Those applicants found worthy will be granted an additional one-time relocation grant of ₤ 2,000 (paid in new Israeli shekels) by the Academy.

Requirements

The statutes stipulate that the UK recipients shall be early career researchers who have already received the Ph.D. degree who plan to undertake research in Israel in a field within the physical, chemical and life sciences (excluding clinical sciences). Recipients of the fellowships are expected to reside in Israel for the two-year term of the fellowship.

How to apply

Application by UK scientists should be made to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The selection of recipients will be based on the merits of the candidates and their proposed programs. Application forms (including a list of required documents) and further information are available by request from IASH-RS-Fellowships@academy.ac.il.
The application form and supporting documentation should be typed in English and submitted in a single email (with attachments) addressed to
IASH-RS-Fellowships@academy.ac.il.

Deadline

The application form and supporting documentation must be submitted by October 29, 2015.

 

The Morá Miriam Rozen Gerber Fellowship

General information

The Morá Miriam Rozen Gerber Fellowship was established by the TVML Foundation with the aim to support Brazilian postdoctoral fellows at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Candidates for this fellowship may apply for acceptance in any field of research at the Weizmann Institute.

The program provides a two-year fellowship paid through the Weizmann Institute.

Please note that acceptance depends on approval by the Feinberg Graduate School; acceptance by a host lab at the Weizmann Institute; and academic achievements.


Minimum Requirements

The fellowship is awarded to exceptionally qualified Brazilian students. In order to be considered, candidates must:

  • Hold Brazilian citizenship or have Brazilian residency
  • Meet the academic requirements of the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Have a PhD degree

 

How to Apply

The next CALL for nominations will be published in February 2021.

To apply for this fellowship, candidates should seek acceptance with a Weizmann scientist in whose lab they would like to conduct research, and in parallel submit a formal application to calls.fgs@weizmann.ac.il specifying that it is for the Morá Miriam Rozen Gerber Fellowship.

Armando and Maria Jinich Fellowship

The Armando and Maria Jinich Fellowship was established by Weizmann Institute supporter and Board Member, Armando Jinich of Mexico.

In addition to full fellowship funding, the Jinich Fellowship covers expenses such as relocation and travel to conferences, in keeping with comparable fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This fellowship replaces the regular WIS fellowship.

The Jinich Fellowship is awarded for a period of two years. 

Minimum Requirements

The fellowship is awarded to exceptionally qualified Mexican candidates. In order to be considered you must:

  • Meet the academic requirements of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Have a PhD or MD degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, or alternatively, a confirmation from such an institution of fulfillment of the requirements of a doctorate, including submission of a thesis.
  • Have received confirmation of your doctorate no more than four years prior to the designated start date of the Jinich Fellowship Program.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships at Weizmann Institute of Science

General

We are delighted to inform you of a new and special collaboration between Fulbright and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Prestigious Fulbright Fellowships are now offered for postdoctoral training at the Weizmann Institute for 2020/21 and 2021/22.

If you have colleagues abroad who mentor eligible candidates (as outlined below), then please encourage them to inform their students of this attractive opportunity.

Fellowship

$47,500 per year, for up to two years – funded by Fulbright

Supplement

In addition, winners will be entitled to $5,000 for relocation expenses and up to $3,000 conference travel grant – funded by the Head of the Research Group.

 

Eligibility

1.       US citizenship

2.       Proven academic excellence

 

Deadline

The deadline for applications for 2020/2021 is September 16, 2019.

Please note that the 2020/2021 fellowship may not start before August 2020.

 

Further details

Further information about the fellowship and about the application procedures is outlined in the following link:

https://www.fulbright.org.il/program/2/265

Azrieli Fellows Program

Overview
The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship provides financial support for eligible scholars in any academic discipline to conduct research at seven institutions in Israel. The program provides awardees opportunities for professional mentorship, interdisciplinary exchange, leadership training and an active alumni program to develop academic leaders who will promote academic and professional links between Israel and the rest of the world. Applications are due October 30, 2019. Full application instructions and online submission details will be available here on Sept. 1, 2019

 

Eligibility
The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to:

  • Canadian citizens who have obtained their PhD degree at a recognized Canadian OR International university
  • Citizens of any nationality who have obtained their PhD degree at a recognized Canadian university

 

Applicants must have received their PhD diploma no more than 4 years prior to the application date, with allowances for interruptions such as parental or medical leave. Current PhD candidates will be required to submit official documentation indicating a thesis defence date that is no later than June 30, 2020. Applicants who hold a faculty appointment will not be considered. All applicants are required to have a sponsor who is a faculty member at one of the eligible Israeli institutions, and who will confirm the suitability of the candidate for the proposed research.

 

Application Requirements (must be in English)

  • Cover letter/Personal Statement: indicating academic interests and goals
  • Sponsor Letter of Support: Candidates must identify an academic sponsor from one of the eligible institutions. Sponsors must submit a letter confirming his/her support of the candidate’s research plan
  • Letters of Recommendation: from two academic references who are familiar with the applicant’s research
  • Research Statement: a 3 page proposal, not including figures, tables and bibliography outlining the research plan and significance of the research
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing or other sample of academic contribution

 

Selection Criteria
The fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and independent research ability. Candidates are assessed on their potential to make cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields. Leadership abilities and community engagement are an important consideration. Applications are evaluated without regard to religion, gender, ethnicity or age.

 

Selection Process
Applications are submitted in an online submission process, then evaluated and ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of Israeli and Canadian scholars. Finalists will be selected by Skype interview from the list of top-ranked candidates.

 

Fellowship Value and Duration
Fellows will receive a one-year stipend of NLS 145,000, with the possibility for renewal after evaluation. The Azrieli Foundation does not restrict candidates from holding other funding concurrently. Fellows must be based in Israel, with no more than 25% of their research activities conducted outside of Israel.

 

Responsibilities of Azrieli Fellows

  • High academic standards: Fellows are required to provide interim and final progress reports
  • Community service: Fellows are asked to participate in volunteer activities of a non-political or non-partisan nature for a total of 40 hours during the tenure of the fellowship. (Guidance will be provided by the Azrieli Foundation based on interests, location and language).
  • Participation in Azrieli Fellows Program events.

 

Key dates

  Sept. 1, 2019   Online submission process opens  
  Oct. 30, 2019   Application deadline
  January, 2020   First round decisions
  Early February, 2020     Skype Interviews
  Early March, 2020   Award notification
  April 2, 2020   Award Acceptance deadline
  October, 2020   Start of Fellowship

 

Inquiries
fellows@azrielifoundation.org

 

Renewable Energy Fellowships

IASH fellowship for interantional postocs in Israeli universities

General

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities will award up to 10 two-year postdoctoral fellowships designated to International postdoctoral fellows in Israeli research universities.
 
Fellowship

$17,500 per annum (for up to two years).
 
Supplement

The research group will be responsible to supplement the above-mentioned fellowship with the balance necessary to reach 110% of the regular WIS fellowship and provide a travel allowance etc.
 
Eligibility

  • 1. Citizenship: Non-Israeli only
  • 2. Age limit: not older than 33
  • 3. Candidates are already in their first year of postdoctoral training at the WIS, or at least have already submitted an online application to the WIS Postdoctoral Program.

 
Deadline
 January 30, 2018
 
Required Documents:

  • 1. CV (including list of publications, prizes etc.)
  • 2. A Research Proposal (up to 2 pages only)
  • 3. Two letters of recommendation
  • 4. A letter of support from the host/potential host at WIS
  • 5. A note indicating if the candidate is also being nominated for the Faculty Dean’s fellowship.

 

Indian/Chinese Citizens

In order to promote academic ties with India and China, the Government of Israel has created a postdoctoral program that encourages researchers from China and India to come research at universities in Israel. To this end, Israel’s Council for Higher Education Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) supports a certain number of fellowships for Chinese and Indian postdoctoral fellows in Israel each year.

Terms

  • Each postdoctoral fellow selected for this program receives an annual stipend of NIS 69,000 (constituting part of the WIS regular postdoctoral fellowship).
  • The fellowship can be received for up to three years (starting in October 2017).
  • In addition to this grant, your host is responsible for covering the difference between the regular Weizmann Institute of Science Fellowship (currently ~NIS 110,000) and the above-mentioned VATAT Fellowship. This additional funding can only come from Weizmann Institute sources and not from Chinese or Indian sources, or funds that you personally have available to you.
  • In addition, the Institute will provide at least NIS 5,000 each year for the purpose of covering international travel expenses ("travel budget"). The travel budget can be utilized for the following purposes: arrival in Israel at the beginning of the fellowship, travel abroad for conferences, workshops, and work meetings throughout the duration of the fellowship, and travel to Israel for up to one year after the conclusion of the fellowship, for the purpose of maintaining and developing connections with Israeli researchers. In the event that the annual amount of 5,000 NIS is not utilized each year, the remaining sum will accumulate in the following year.

Minimum requirements

In order to apply for this fellowship you must:

  • Hold Chinese or Indian citizenship (without dual Israeli citizenship).
  • Hold a PhD degree dated no earlier than March 1, 2016, from a leading institution either within or outside of China or India. In exceptional cases it is possible to apply before your PhD degree is approved, provided it is approved within the first year of training. Recipients of the fellowship whose PhD degree is not approved within the first year of their fellowship will not be allowed to continue their training.
  • Begin your postdoctoral training in Israel not before July 1, 2019, and not later than March 1, 2021.

 

Deadline

October 16, 2019

 

Important:

  • Please note that before submitting an application to this fellowship, candidates MUST first register their candidacy for a postdoctoral training position through the FGS postdoctoral registration online form.
  • Heads of Research Groups may supervise up to two awardees of this fellowship at any given time.
  • Heads of Research Groups may submit up to 2 candidates only per CALL.

 

Required documents 

  • A completed application form.
  • CV
  • List of publications, including the impact factor of each journal (if it exists).
  • Certified translated copies of your BSc, MSc and PhD diplomas.
  • For candidates who have not yet finished their PhD, please attach a confirmation from the relevant authority where the doctorate is being carried out, of the fact that the candidate will fulfill all of his/her academic obligations and is expected to receive his/her doctoral degree no later than during his/her first year of study in Israel.
  • A summary of your research plan in Israel (up to 2 pages).
  • The reasons for your choice of institution and academic supervisor and the connection, if any, with your present and planned future work (up to half a page).
  • An abstract of the PhD dissertation (up to 1 pages)
  • A TOEFL (or equivalent) score of English proficiency. Candidates that do not have TOEFL results should provide a letter from their prospective host or equivalent authority attesting to their English proficiency
  • Three letters of recommendation (to be sent by your referee via our online service. Please see details below).
  • A letter of commitment by a faculty member of the Weizmann Institute of Science stating his or her agreement to host and supervise your stay. The letter should include an explanation of the supervisor’s reasons for wishing to take on the candidate (to be sent by your referee via our online service. Please see details below).


How to Apply

Please follow the instructions under “How to apply through the FGS online system” at the top of this page.
 

La Caixa Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in association with the WIS

Call for Applications – PBC Fellowship for Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellows from China and India

In order to promote academic ties with India and China, the Government of Israel has created a postdoctoral program that encourages researchers from China and India to conduct research at universities in Israel. To this end, Israel’s Council for Higher Education Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) supports a number of fellowships for Chinese and Indian postdoctoral fellows in Israel each year.

 

Terms:

Each postdoctoral fellow selected for this program receives an annual stipend of NIS 69,000 (constituting part of the WIS regular postdoctoral fellowship).
The fellowship can be received for up to two years (starting in October 2020).

In addition to this grant, your host is responsible for covering the difference between the regular Weizmann Institute of Science Fellowship and the above-mentioned VATAT Fellowship. This additional funding can only come from Weizmann Institute sources and not from Chinese or Indian sources, or funds that you personally have available to you.

In addition, the institute will provide at least NIS 5,000 each year for the purpose of covering international travel expenses ("travel budget"). The travel budget can be utilized for the following purposes: arrival in Israel at the beginning of the fellowship, travel abroad for conferences, workshops, and work meetings throughout the duration of the fellowship, and travel to Israel for up to one year after the conclusion of the fellowship, for the purpose of maintaining and developing connections with Israeli researchers. In the event that the annual amount of 5,000 NIS is not utilized each year, the remaining sum will accumulate in the following year. The institute will be responsible for the administration of the travel budget.

Minimum Requirements:

In order to apply for this fellowship you must:

  • Hold Chinese or Indian citizenship (without dual Israeli citizenship).
  • Hold a PhD degree dated no earlier than March 1, 2016, from a leading institution either within or outside of China or India. In exceptional cases it is possible to apply before your PhD degree is approved, provided it is approved within the first year of training. Recipients of the fellowship whose PhD degree is not approved within the first year of their fellowship will not be allowed to continue their training.
  • Begin your postdoctoral training in Israel not before July 1, 2019, and not later than March 1, 2021.

Deadline:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Important:

  • Please note that before submitting an application to this fellowship, candidates MUST first register for a postdoctoral training position through the FGS postdoctoral registration online form.
  • Heads of Research Groups may supervise up to 2 awardees of this fellowship at any given time.
  • Heads of Research Groups may not submit more than 2 candidates per CALL.

Required Documents:

* A complete Application Form

* CV

* List of publications, including the impact factor of each journal (if available)

* Certified translated copies of your BSc, MSc and PhD diplomas

* For candidates who have not yet finished their PhD, please attach a confirmation from the relevant authority where the doctorate is being carried out, of the fact that the candidate will fulfill all of his/her academic obligations and is expected to receive his/her doctoral degree no later than during his/her first year of study in Israel

* A summary of your research plan in Israel (up to 2 pages)

* The reasons for your choice of institution and academic supervisor and the connection, if any, with your present and planned future work (up to half a page)

* An abstract of the PhD dissertation (up to 1 page)

* A TOEFL (or equivalent) score of English proficiency

* Three letters of recommendation (to be sent by your referees via our online system. Please see details below)

* A letter of commitment by a faculty member of the Weizmann Institute of Science stating his or her agreement to host and supervise your stay. The letter should provide detailed information about the candidate's potential contribution and the supervisor’s reasons for wishing to take on the candidate (to be sent by your referee via our online system. Please see details below)

How to apply:

Nominations of candidates will be done via an online service. In order to apply, please do the following:

For Postdoctoral fellows who already started their training at WIS:

  • Access our online CALLs system
  • Use your username and password to access the system (You can access the system only with a computer connected to WIS network).
  • Choose the relevant CALL
  • Upload the required documents in PDF format only.
  • Input the name(s) of your referee(s) whom you wish to submit a letter on your behalf
  • Ask your referees to upload their letters of recommendation
  • Upon completing the session and clicking the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you an email with unique links to each of the referees you have listed. You may send each one of them the link and they will be able to access the system and submit their letter (no username and password will be required).

For external candidates who have already submitted his/her online application form to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Institute: 

  • Please Send an email of request for a username and password to calls.fgs@weizmann.ac.il
  • Access our online CALLs system (it's a different link than the one above)
  • Use your username and password to access the system
  • Choose the relevant CALL
  • Upload the required documents in PDF format only.
  • Input the name(s) of your referee(s) whom you wish to submit a letter on behalf of you
  • Ask your referees to upload their letters of recommendation
  • Upon completing the session and clicking the SUBMIT CHANGES button the system will send you an email with unique links to each of the referees you have listed. You may send each one of them the link and they will be able to access the system and submit their letter (no username and password will be required).

FGS Coordinators