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RUTH ARNON FELLOWSHIPS ENCOURAGING ADAMS ALUMNAE TO TRAVEL TO POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING ABROAD

Throughout the years, Professor Ruth Arnon, immediate past President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, has been disturbed by the hardships encountered by women researchers in travelling abroad for postdoctoral training upon completion of their PhDs. For a variety of reasons, women researchers, especially those with families, have a difficult time financially in making the move that is so essential for advancing their academic careers.

 Professor Arnon has therefore most generously presented the Academy with a gift to establish a fund for the encouragement of Adams Women Alumnae to travel abroad for postdoctoral training upon completion of their doctorates.  Each year, one Adams Alumna will be presented with a Fellowship for the amount of $20,000, supplementary to her postdoctoral fellowship. The winner will be selected by the Adams Fellowship Committee solely on the basis of excellence in research.