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The Fellowship


The Adams Fellowships Program was established jointly by Mr. Marcel Adams of Canada and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities to provide financial assistance to outstanding doctoral students in the exact sciences, mathematics and the life sciences. Since its inception in spring 2005, the program has been administered by the Academy and underwritten by Mr. Adams.

Adams Fellowships are granted annually to up to ten graduate students at the beginning of their doctoral studies, for a period of up to four consecutive years. The candidates are proposed by their institutions of higher learning. Usually they have completed their first year of studies before receiving the fellowship, either on a direct doctoral track or after completion of a second degree. The Fellows are fully exempt from tuition and receive fellowships of US $27,000/year. In addition,$3,000 yearly are provided for active participation at international conferences and workshops, for laboratory study abroad or for international scientific collaboration or to interview for a postdoctoral position, provided the trip is likely to contribute meaningfully to the Fellow’s scientific career.