ADVANCING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ISRAELI EXPERTISE
Investing in the future of innovation
Volcani International Partnerships is committed to ensuring the highest quality education for our future generations of scientists in the field of agricultural research, development and innovation.
Every year, approximately 450 students join leading teams of scientists at the Volcani Center to pursue research for their undergraduate, graduate or post-doctorate degrees.
Students of life sciences from every university and college in Israel are mentored at Volcani, studying the extensive range of fields offered by its six institutes.
OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Naomi and Yehoram Gorodisky Z”L Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in 2016 in the late memory of Naomi and Yehoram Gorodisky Z”L. Yehoram was a member of one of the founding families of Rechovot. The fund was created to commemorate the couple’s memory and to memorialize Naomi’s vast contribution to the Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences. She was also given the nickname “Queen of Vegetable Storage” and was known to have a broad knowledge of creating the infrastructure for storing almost all vegetable crops in Israel. Each year it is awarded to graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral research students at the Agricultural Research Organization in the field of storage of agricultural produce after harvesting.
Annual Scholarship Award : 50,000 - 400,000 NIS
Shulamit and Lieutenant General Haim Laskov Z”L Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in 2018 in memory of Shulamit Laskov and Lieutenant General Haim Laskov Z”L. It aims to assist researchers and students of agricultural research, while ensuring diversity in the field and supporting minority groups. Scholarships are available to students who are Ethiopian, Arab or new immigrants that are studying for their master’s degree or doctorates.
Annual Scholarship Award : 50,000 - 200,000 NIS
KANAT – The Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture Scholarship
KANAT – The Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture has been operating since 1967, originally as part of the Israeli government and then as a private entity. KANAT is dedicated to the agricultural community and holds the promotion of Israeli agriculture as one of the core pillars of its vision. KANAT is committed to providing farmers with up-to-date tools in order to allow them to keep Israeli agriculture at the forefront of technological innovation. The purpose of the fund is to encourage research in Israel in the fields related to natural damage in agriculture and the economic value of agriculture, therefore fostering the professional affinity between KANAT and the recipients of the scholarship, which KANAT regards as a professional reserve.
Annual Scholarship Award : 20,000 - 60,000 NIS
Professor Gad Loebenstein Z”L Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in 2010 by the late Professor Gad Loebenstein, who established the Department of Virology in the Institute of Plant Protection at the Agricultural Research Organization. Among other things, he was a professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Agriculture of Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, director of the Institute of Plant Protection at the Agricultural Research Organization, head of the Agricultural Research Organization, and the chief scientist of the Ministry of Agriculture. The scholarship is awarded to doctoral students or postdoctoral interns performing research work at the Agricultural Research Organization in virology and/or plant molecular biology.
Annual Scholarship Award : 50,000 NIS
Emmanuel Shemin Z”L Scholarship Fund
The fund was established by Emmanuel Shemin Z”L, who worked in Israel in the field of agriculture for 33 years. Shemin understood the potential in organic crops established Genesis Seeds LTD, which supplies the international seed industry with excellent quality organic seeds, with Dr. Isaac Nir in 1993. Shemin believed that Israel would be a global hub for organic seed exports in the future. The scholarship is awarded annually to instructors, breeders, and research students actively furthering their education in short-term programming (in Israel or abroad). in the following industries: production of propagating material, planting, ornamental plants, and organic farming.
Annual Scholarship Award : 5,000 - 20,000 NIS
Sara and Ya’akov Hochman Scholarship Fund
The Hochman Fund is meant to encourage and enhance agricultural research and to support researchers who may contribute to expanding the potential of mountain-area occupations. The scholarship will be awarded to graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral research students for innovative work in the field of mountain-adapted research, which includes the development of new varieties of agricultural crops and the improvement of livestock farming or crop farming.
Annual Scholarship Award : 10,000 NIS
Haim Gvati Z”L Scholarship Fund
The fund was created in memory of Haim Gvati, who was the chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization for many years. The fund is awarded annually to graduate/postgraduate students or young researchers at the Agricultural Research Organization focusing on the development of new/improved fruit & vegetable varieties or the extension of produce shelf life.
Annual Scholarship Award : 2,000-10,000 NIS
Prof. Gershon and Eugenia Mintz Z”L Scholarship Fund
Professor Gershon Mintz started the nematology lab at the Agricultural Research Organization, originally in the Department of Phytopathology and later on in the independent Department of Nematology under the Institute of Plant Protection. He established this fund through a legacy gift in order to encourage the continued work of graduate/postgraduate students or young researchers engaged in with agricultural research in the field of nematology at the Agricultural Research Organization.
Annual Scholarship Award : 2,000-10,000 NIS
Professor Eliyahu Svirsky Z”L and Rachel Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in 1986 by the late Professor Eliyahu Svirsky and his wife, Rachel. In 1994, he won the Israel Prize for Agricultural Research “for his contributions to the entomological research in Israel and the world and to the protection of plants and the environment." Together with his colleagues, his work brought natural enemies of agricultural pests to Israel, reducing the use of toxic pesticides. This scholarship is awarded annually to graduate/postgraduate research students in the Department of Entomology at the Agricultural Research Organization.
Annual Scholarship Award : 4,000 NIS