Friday, November 23, 2018

PhD Research Scholarship in Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science  is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel. It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences.
It is a multidisciplinary research center, with around 3,800 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and scientific, technical, and administrative staff working at the Institute.As of 2018, 6 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Founded in 1934 by Chaim Weizmann and his first team, among them Benjamin M. Bloch, as the Daniel Sieff Research Institute. Weizmann had offered the post of director to Nobel Prize laureate Fritz Haber, but took over the directorship himself after Haber's death en route to Palestine. Before he became President of the State of Israel in February 1949, Weizmann pursued his research in organic chemistry at its laboratories. The institute was renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science in his honor on November 2, 1949, in agreement with the Sieff family.

  • Senior Scientists or higher rank (Weizmann); Researchers working in a CNRS unit holding an accreditation to supervise PhD students (HDR)  A PI cannot submit more than one application in the framework of this call. 
  • Collaborative research 
  • There must be one PI from the Weizmann Institute and one PI from CNRS. Those who do not already have a collaborator may consult CNRS website or the Weizmann institute website to find information on the research groups and projects being carried out in either institute. 

  • The amount of a PhD fellowship will be funded. Additional funds will cover mobility costs for visits to France & Israel for the PI and the PhD student (up to 5 000 € per institution per year). 
  • Five Feinberg students are expected to be funded by the WIS, and five CNRS students are expected to be funded by CNRS.

How to apply:
WIS applicants should submit in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) via email to the RGP (

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