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Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School

The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School accepts a select number of outstanding undergraduate students each summer to participate in research projects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences . This is an enrichment program designed for undergraduate students from all over the world who are majoring in the sciences, and it is an opportunity to experience science by becoming part of a research group at the Weizmann Institute. Participation in the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School has had a significant impact on past participants of the program, reinforcing the students’ interest in conducting research in their future careers.

As a student in this program, you will be associated with a laboratory or a theoretical research project under the supervision of an experienced scientist and, for a short period of time, will become a full-fledged member of the scientific team.

Stipends

Participants receive a stipend of NIS 500 per week (up to NIS 4,000 in total).

Accommodations

All overseas students are provided with eight weeks of free rooming in the dormitories of the neighboring Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University. If you arrive before the beginning of the program, or stay beyond the end of the program, you are responsible for your own living arrangements. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

Fees

There are NO application, registration, visa or tuition fees.

Travel arrangements and costs

Airfare or any other travel costs are not covered by the program. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.

The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School is open to all qualified students regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age, disability or gender. Each year, the Feinberg Graduate School may accept a limited number of candidates to this program. Therefore, at times, FGS is forced to reject worthy candidates because the number of suitable applicants exceeds the number of positions available.

Minimum Requirements

In order to participate in the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School program, it is required that you:

  • are a student enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program in the Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science. BSc and BA degree holders are not eligible to apply.
  • give evidence of a serious interest in scientific research. Previous experience is an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • have a grade point average of 3.6/4.0 or the equivalent in the grades associated with your major subject.
  • are fluent in English, as English is the language of instruction.

How to Apply

To apply for the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School, you must complete an online application form. In addition, you are required to upload the following required documents:

  • Copy of the title page of your passport.
  • Your CV. If applicable, please include information about previous experience in research, and list any publications that you have authored. A passport-size photo, printed to the first page of your CV.
  • Current official and authorized transcript, including grades.  An English translation signed by your university registrar must be submitted if the original transcripts are issued in a language other than English.
  • Letter of motivation, up to one page in length. Include a couple of brief paragraphs describing your interest in science and in the program, and why you believe you should be admitted.
  • Reference letter(s). It is obligatory to have at least one letter of recommendation written by a scientist or lecturer. Letters from workplaces not related to your studies will be ignored.

The first four documents listed above should be combined into a single PDF file, and uploaded through the online application form.

Reference Letters

  • All letters of reference should be emailed directly to: [email protected]
  • The subject of the email should be: The applicant’s Full Name + Undergraduate Reference Letter.
  • Reference letters may be sent to the Feinberg Graduate School even before you complete and submit your online registration form.

Choosing and Indicating Your Preference of a Research Group

On the online application form, you are required to list the name of at least one Weizmann Institute scientist, the Head of a research group, whose group you would like to join within the framework of this program. You may name up to three Heads of research groups.

The best way to find a scientist you’d like to work with is to thoroughly search the Weizmann Institute of Science website, including the homepage of the various faculties and departments. You may also find the following links useful:

  • WIS Scientists by Keyword
  • WIS News, Features and Discoveries
  • Scientific Activities
  • Current Research Projects

Reviewing the Applications

The Head of the Kupcinet-Getz program and the Feinberg Graduate School Board of Studies review all application files and rank them based on the information provided in these files, including CV, transcripts, letters of reference and letter of motivation. Only applications submitted by the deadline and in full, with all relevant documents, are reviewed and considered.

Matching Candidates with Weizmann Institute Scientists

The top-ranked applications are sent to scientists at the Weizmann Institute, who decide whether or not to accept the candidates who have requested to work with them specifically.

Deadline: January 15, 2017

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Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline 15 January,2017

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