Postdoctoral Fellowships

Types of fellowships


Regular WIS fellowship

  • Currently - 9,596 NIS per month. 
  • As of October 2022, the regular postdoc fellowship will be increased from 9,596 NIS a month to 10,500 NIS

  • In April 2023, it will be raised to 11,500 NIS.

  • This fellowship comes with a travel allowance of $2,000 per year, for conferences and professional training.


Faculty postdoctoral excellence fellowship

  • NIS 11,516  per month (120% of the regular WIS fellowship)
  • As of October 2022 - 12,600 NIS. As of April 2023- 13,800 NIS

  • Postdoctoral excellence fellowships may be awarded by individual faculties, after evaluation by a faculty committee, and approval by the FGS.
  • This fellowship comes with a travel allowance of $2,000 per year, for conferences and professional training.

 

Incentive fellowship

  • NIS 11,516  per month (120% of the regular WIS fellowship)
  • As of October 2022 - 12,600 NIS. As of April 2023 -13,800 NIS
  • The incentive supplement is awarded to recipients of competitive external fellowships with a monthly value in NIS that is below the level of the incentive fellowship.
  • This fellowship comes with a travel allowance of $2,000 per year, for conferences and professional training.

 

Augmented fellowship

Postdoctoral fellows who are not residents at the housing facilities offered by the Institute may be eligible for a fellowship supplement of up to NIS 1,360 per month – provided the total fellowship including the supplement does not exceed 146% of the regular WIS fellowship. Payment of this supplement and the precise amount is the prerogative of the head of the research group, subject to the limitations outlined above.

 

As of April 2023, upon approval of the chair of the Postdoctoral Training Program, and only under special circumstances, the head of the research group may grant postdoctoral fellows, mainly internationals who are married or have children, a supplement of up to NIS 1,360 per month - provided the total fellowship includes the supplement does not exceed 130% of the regular WIS fellowship. With the rise of the postdoc fellowships in April 2023 , fellows living off-campus and currently receiving this augmentation will stop receiving it.They may apply again if under special circumstances


Koshland postdoctoral fellowship

  • NIS 11,995  per month (125% of the regular WIS fellowship)
  • As of October 2022 - 13,125 NIS. As of April 2023-14,375 NIS


Senior postdoctoral fellowship

  • NIS 11,995  per month (125% of the regular WIS fellowship)
  • As of October 2022 - 13,125 NIS. As of April 2023-14,375 NIS
  • The senior postdoctoral fellowship is an excellence-based career development program to prepare outstanding fellows for independent research leader positions.
  • This fellowship comes with a travel allowance of $3,000 per year, for conferences and professional training.


External (competitive) fellowships (that are paid through the WIS)
As defined by the external foundation, up to a limit of NIS 14,000 per month.

As of October 2022 - 14,500 NIS. As of April 202314,950 NIS Please note that certain foundations augment the competitive fellowships they offer with an additional special annual allocation in support of a spouse living with the recipient during his/her training as a postdoc.


Principles

The following principles govern the fellowship system at the WIS:


Substitution
External fellowships (competitive and non-competitive), either replace the regular WIS fellowship or fund part of it. In other words, they substitute for the regular WIS fellowship and are not awarded in addition to it.


External vs WIS fellowship
WIS fellowships and external fellowships may not be awarded simultaneously. If the level of an external fellowship is higher than the regular WIS fellowship then the postdoc is entitled to keep the balance (subject to the above-mentioned limit). However, if the level of the external fellowship is lower than the regular WIS fellowship then the fellow is still paid the difference - up to 120% of the regular WIS fellowship.


Travel Allowance
Please see all the relevant information concerning the travel allowance here.

Note:
FGS travel allowance will NOT be provided to fellows holding an external fellowship with a travel allowance that is higher than the corresponding FGS travel allowance. However, if the travel allowance provided by the external fellowship is lower than the corresponding FGS allowance, the balance will be provided to the fellow.

Requirements for Regular Payment of the Monthly Fellowship

To qualify to receive the fellowship payments regularly, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Fulfill your academic and scientific duties.
  • Complete administrative registration.
  • Maintain a valid student visa (for international postdoctoral fellows only).
  • Maintain valid medical insurance (for international postdoctoral fellows only).
  • Abide by the FGS rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the mandatory safety instruction session.
  • Follow instructions concerning periodical medical examinations.
  • Report on absences every month.

International postdocs

International postdoctoral fellows are entitled to receive additional support: