The Fellowship


The Adams Fellowships Program was established jointly by the late 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 the Marcel Adams Foundation.

Adams Fellowships are granted annually to 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. Fellows are fully exempt from tuition and receive fellowships of NIS 100,000/year. In addition, $3,000 are provided annually for active participation in international conferences and workshops, laboratory study abroad, international scientific collaboration, or to interview for a postdoctoral position, provided the trip is likely to contribute meaningfully to the Fellow’s scientific career.

Adams Fellows are given the opportunity to network with their peers and create their own “community of young scientists” by attending events held by the Academy with the participation of Fellows of all the classes, including alumni. These include an annual conference, an annual seminar featuring lectures by world-renowned scientists, science communication workshops and field trips. The fellowships are granted personally by the Adams family at the annual seminars