Application Info

Applications are evaluated annually. The next deadline for applications is March 31, 2024.

The Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) is pleased to announce a new call for this postdoctoral fellowships program, combining research in a Weizmann Institute laboratory with a leading laboratory in another country. The program is designed to encourage progress towards an academic career in Israel, by offering opportunities for international research experience to excellent female PhD graduates who are unable to relocate for a conventional postdoc abroad. Please note that the program now offers full fellowships to the awardees, together with an enhanced travel budget. The hosting supervisors are expected to provide mentorship in projects that are initiated by the candidates, and aimed at their development as independent scientists.

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. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis, and academic excellence will be the overriding consideration in choice of awardees.

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. graduates from all Israeli universities with excellent academic and research track records.
  • WIS Ph.D. graduates who wish to conduct postdoctoral training at WIS may apply to this program only after prior approval by the program committee. Please contact the chair of the WIS postdoctoral program for details.
  • Applicants must be within 2 years of their PhD approval date.
  • Applicants will be required to show that the combined Postdoctoral research between a WIS laboratory and laboratory abroad has been agreed upon and approved by both sides.
  • WIS PhD graduates who wish to conduct postdoctoral training with their PhD advisor are not eligible to this program.
  • The candidate should have already submitted her online application to the WIS Postdoctoral Program.

Funding and duration

The program will provide a full postdoctoral fellowship for two years, with an option to extend for an additional two years if warranted. In addition, $ 10,000 per year will be provided for travel, accommodation and per diem costs of the fellow related to the collaboration with the overseas laboratory.

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.