FGS students programs

Young Weizmann Scholars - Diversity and Excellence Program

The Young Weizmann Scholars Program, which is supported by the Neubauer family, is designed for undergraduate students who are studying science in Israeli institutions of higher education. The program aims to support and develop the interest of undergraduate students in pursuing a career in the sciences and to strengthen their curiosity and commitment through real laboratory experiences.

The program provides a unique educational opportunity to join a research group at the Weizmann Institute of Science and to be involved in experimental or theoretical research under the direct guidance of scientists at the institute.  Steering committee (2021) :

Prof. Michal Sharon
Prof. Dan Oron
Dr. Amir Abboud
Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich

Chair : Prof. Gilad Perez

Program head: Dr. Meytal Eran Jona
Program coordinator: Sharon Diamant Pick

Who may apply?

The program’s aim is to enlarge the representation, in higher education, of students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of science in higher education.   

This program welcomes students from the following groups:

  • Arabs 
  • Ethiopian Israelis
  • Students from the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish community
  • Students from the geographical periphery who are the first generation of their family to pursue higher education

Students should be in their second or third  year studying physics, chemistry, life sciences,medicine math or computer science.

The time frame

As a participant you will join a research group at the Weizmann Institute of Science for a concise eight-week period during the summer months of 2022 (June–September).

Deadline for applications: February 20, 2022.

Required documents

  • CV (the first page of the CV should include a passport photo);
  • Current official transcript of courses and grades;
  • Copy of ID card.
  • Letters of recommendation (an advantage). The letters should be emailed by the referees directly to one of the email addresses listed in the “How to apply” section.
  • Please indicate to which diversity group you belong: Arabs, Ethiopian-Israelis, Haredi, periphery or first generation in higher education.

How to apply

Please submit the required documents (in ONE single PDF file) to one of the following email addresses:


Young Weizmann Scholars receive a fellowship of NIS 15,000 upon completion of the program.

For more information: Young Weizmann Scholars Diversity and Excellence Program website


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Diversity and Unconcious Bias Training

As part of the effort to ensure equal opportunity for all students at the institute, the scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science undergo preparatory workshops for screening processes focused on diversity and unconcious bias. The workshops are intended for anyone who takes part in the screening and admission of graduate students and their goal is to produce professional and bias-free screening processes and enable candidates from a variety of diverse groups  to integrate as students at the institute and succeed in their studies.