Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding PostDoc Possibilities
Written by Oded Goldreich.
The Weizmann Institute provides a number of post-doctoral fellowships.
They are administered through the
Feinberg Graduate School.
It is strongly advised that potential candidates contact the desired
supervisor/host prior to their application.
In fact, this is almost mandatory.
Following are my view regarding certain questions.
Applications should be made directly to FGS,
using the forms avialable from
the FGS homepage.
- Q: Who can apply for PostDoc fellowship at FGS/WIS?
Formally, anybody with a doctoral degree is science can apply.
However, applications that are not supported by a faculty member
that is willing to serve as a supervisor/host typically stand little chance.
- Q: Who should apply for PostDoc fellowship at FGS/WIS?
Assuming that you can apply to our postdoc program,
you should ask yourself whether you are indeed interested
in what our program has to offer. Note that we do not cover
uniformly all areas of Computer Science, but rather specialize in
several areas. Specifically, we have very strong research groups
in Foundations of Computer Science
and in Computer
In general, our areas of expertise are the sum of the areas of
expertise of our faculty. Thus, it is recommended to look at the
homepages of the faculty to find out more information about what
we have to offer.
- Foreign (i.e., non-Israeli) students.
We encourage applications by foreign (non-Israeli) researchers.
In fact, the Weizmann Institute is the only institute in Israel
in which all research and teaching activity is conducted in English
(rather than in Hebrew).
- Admission standards (or chances of being admitted).
Our admission standards are quite high, and we typically have
more suitable candidates than the number of fellowships that we
can offer (all postdoc fellowship get a living stipend).
The Weizmann Institute of Science resides in a very nice campus,
which is located about 25Km of Tel-Aviv, 55Km of Jerusalem,
and 15Km of Israel's main international airport (Ben-Gurion).
Maintained by Oded Goldreich.