Postdoc Fellowship in Israel by Government of Israel for Indian/Chinese

Postdoc Fellowship in Israel by Government of Israel for Indian/Chinese

Designation/Position-  Postdoc Fellowship in Israel

Government of Israel invites application for Postdoc Fellowship in Israel from eligible and interested candidates

About- In order to promote academic ties with India and China, the Government of Israel has created a postdoctoral program that encourages researchers from China and India to come research at universities in Israel. To this end, Israel’s Council for Higher Education Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) supports a certain number of fellowships for Chinese and Indian postdoctoral fellows in Israel each year. Postdoc Fellowship in Israel

Research/Job Area- All related research area

Location- Universities in Israel


  • Hold Chinese or Indian citizenship (without dual Israeli citizenship).
  • Hold a PhD degree dated no earlier than March 1, 2016, from a leading institution either within or outside of China or India. In exceptional cases it is possible to apply before your PhD degree is approved, provided it is approved within the first year of training. Recipients of the fellowship whose PhD degree is not approved within the first year of their fellowship will not be allowed to continue their training.
  • Begin your postdoctoral training in Israel not before July 1, 2019, and not later than March 1, 2021.

Job/Position Description- 

  • Each postdoctoral fellow selected for this program receives an annual stipend of NIS 69,000 (constituting part of the WIS regular postdoctoral fellowship).
  • The fellowship can be received for up to three years.
  • In addition to this grant, your host is responsible for covering the difference between the regular Weizmann Institute of Science Fellowship (currently ~NIS 110,000) and the above-mentioned VATAT Fellowship. This additional funding can only come from Weizmann Institute sources and not from Chinese or Indian sources, or funds that you personally have available to you.
  • In addition, the Institute will provide at least NIS 5,000 each year for the purpose of covering international travel expenses (“travel budget”). The travel budget can be utilized for the following purposes: arrival in Israel at the beginning of the fellowship, travel abroad for conferences, workshops, and work meetings throughout the duration of the fellowship, and travel to Israel for up to one year after the conclusion of the fellowship, for the purpose of maintaining and developing connections with Israeli researchers. In the event that the annual amount of 5,000 NIS is not utilized each year, the remaining sum will accumulate in the following year.

How to Apply- 

  • Please note that before submitting an application to this fellowship, candidates MUST first register their candidacy for a postdoctoral training position through the FGS postdoctoral registration online form.
  • Heads of Research Groups may supervise up to two awardees of this fellowship at any given time.
  • Heads of Research Groups may submit up to 2 candidates only per CALL.

Required documents 

  • A completed application form.
  • CV
  • List of publications, including the impact factor of each journal (if it exists).
  • Certified translated copies of your BSc, MSc and PhD diplomas.
  • For candidates who have not yet finished their PhD, please attach a confirmation from the relevant authority where the doctorate is being carried out, of the fact that the candidate will fulfill all of his/her academic obligations and is expected to receive his/her doctoral degree no later than during his/her first year of study in Israel.
  • A summary of your research plan in Israel (up to 2 pages).
  • The reasons for your choice of institution and academic supervisor and the connection, if any, with your present and planned future work (up to half a page).
  • An abstract of the PhD dissertation (up to 1 pages)
  • A TOEFL (or equivalent) score of English proficiency. Candidates that do not have TOEFL results should provide a letter from their prospective host or equivalent authority attesting to their English proficiency
  • Three letters of recommendation (to be sent by your referee via our online service. Please see details below).
  • A letter of commitment by a faculty member of the Weizmann Institute of Science stating his or her agreement to host and supervise your stay. The letter should include an explanation of the supervisor’s reasons for wishing to take on the candidate.

Last Date for Apply– 16 October 2019

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