PhD Fellowship in CNRS, France and Weizmann Institute, Israel

Postdoctoral Fellowships Position in Israel, Weizmann Institute of Science

Designation/Position- PhD fellowship

CNRS and Weizmann Institute invites application for PhD fellowship from eligible and interested candidates 

About- The CNRS and Weizmann Institute are launching a joint call for proposals between the two institutes in order to develop cooperation in new promising themes. This call is open to all research areas.

The joint call is intended to fund 3 years of a PhD fellowship and travel.

Research/Job Area- Open to all research areas.


weizmann institute of science, israel

CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France

Eligibility/Qualification– Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by a Weizmann-CNRS committee according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality & originality of the project
  • Scientific merit of the teams
  • Synergism between the teams

The proposals must also include an outlined plan for raising external competitive funding (eg EU collaborative grants, national research agency grants, etc.)

Job/Position Description-  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).

Required- 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.

Support period- 3 years

Number of awards- 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 ([email protected]); CNRS applicants should submit the same file via the dedicated Website:

The joint proposal must consist of the following parts, in one single file (up to 5 pages, not including references):

PART A: Title Page
Title of the proposal, names of the principal investigators and their laboratories, their addresses, telephone, and e-mail. The names of the PhD students can be given if they are already known.
Please specify on the Title Page of the application “This application is submitted for consideration within the Weizmann – CNRS Collaboration Program”.

PART B: Description of the scientific project

State of the art of the research area, description of the scientific project and its interest, historical context of application (if applicable), quality and originality of the project, objectives, scientific methodology, expected results and their meaning, future perspectives. Explain the added value of the PhD fellowships in the project. Explain the relation between the project and the research themes of the laboratory.

PART C: Added-value of the international cooperation

Describe the added-value of the international cooperation to fulfill the aims of the project (explain why the project cannot be carried out at a national level only). Describe the expected benefits for the French and Israeli teams. Describe the balance between the contributions of the French and Israeli teams.

PART D: Planned activities

Describe the planned activities in the framework of the project and provide a timetable. Explain how these activities will help achieve the aims of the project.

PART E : Budget

Proposed budget including a breakdown of the division of funds, separated into distinct budgets for WIS and CNRS, approved by the WIS Finance division. The budget section regarding travel should contain explicit line items for travel of the PhD student.

PART F: Perspective & external funding

Outline the proposed plan for raising external competitive funding (eg EU collaborative grants, national research agency grants, etc.)

PART G: Scientific quality of the teams

Please attach in annex a list of complete citations of no more than 10 publications related to the project for each team. This list is not taken into account for the page limit. Authors from the respective laboratories must be clearly indicated on the author lists with superscript or parenthesized letters corresponding to the respective countries, for example Dupont JP (FR)…

PART H : Short curriculum vitae

PART I : Ethics

Does the project raise ethical questions? If yes, please describe them and how they are dealt with.

Last Date for Apply– 15 January 2019

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