Application Info

Outstanding women PhD graduates from all institutions of higher learning in Israel who are current postdoctoral fellows abroad in the exact and natural sciences are invited to apply. 

Applications must be submitted no later than May 1, 2024.

Approximately 10 awards will be granted each year, and recipients will be selected by a committee led by the Head of the Weizmann Institute’s Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Gender Equality. Eligible candidates will have completed at least one year (and no more than four years) of postdoctoral training at the time of submission. 

The award includes:

  • $70,000 distributed over a two-year period ($35,000 per year)
  • Individual sessions with a career development coach
  • Travel fund of $2,000 for job interviews in Israel
  • Assistance connecting to relevant contacts at the Weizmann Institute of Science

The award is designed as a supplement to fellowship funds the scientist is already receiving from their postdoctoral research institution. The second year of funding is contingent upon the continuation of postdoctoral research and submission of progress reports. 

Recipients will be announced at the end of August 2024.


The Women’s Postdoctoral Career Development Award in Science is open to outstanding candidates who have completed a PhD in the exact and natural sciences at any one of Israel’s institutions of higher learning, who are currently carrying out postdoctoral training abroad and are planning to return to Israel academia.

Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • Israeli citizenship
  • Completion of PhD at an accredited university in Israel
  • Completion of at least one year and no more than four years of postdoctoral training with a leading research group overseas
  • Salary or funding from the research group in which the applicant is currently working or alternate fellowship funding
  • Submission of application no later than May 1, 2024

Recipients may not receive a similar award for women postdocs during the same period in which they receive funding from the Women’s Postdoctoral Career Development Award in Science.

Candidate’s total income, including this award, may not exceed $100,000 a year.