The Science and Technology Ministry announced on Monday that it would allocate 170 scholarships to student researchers totaling some NIS 42 million for the upcoming academic year. This marks a 40% increase in the scholarship budget from the previous year.
"Our role is to increase the reserve of Israel's scientists and to support it. Research students today are tomorrow’s scientists and we will give them the tools to work on the next groundbreaking research,” said Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis.
Among the grants include scholarships aimed to promote women in the sciences, grants for research with potential applications, grants for the Arab sector, fellowships for doctoral students in science and engineering, and scholarships in the field of science policy.