Postdoctoral Fellowships

Types of fellowships

The following are the types and levels of postdoc fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science as of December 2019:


Regular WIS fellowship

  • NIS 9,596  per month
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 140% 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.


Koshland postdoctoral fellowship

  • NIS 11,995  per month (125% of the regular WIS fellowship)


Senior postdoctoral fellowship

  • NIS 11,995  per month (125% of the regular WIS fellowship)
  • 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 140% of the reuglar WIS fellowship.


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:

WIS Coordinator